White Noise

by Ross James

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This typeface is based on the theme of "Vibration". From the beginning I wanted to create a unique design, looking at sound I decided to use my voice as the starting point. After recording myself pronouncing the alphabet and uploading it to a sound editor I looked at the different shapes and patterns it created. This was my voice that was unique to me and was the inspiration for the typeface. I then researched fonts and looked at bold, chunky designs which could hold the pattern without taking too much away from the letter form as it was important to me that my design was still legible. I decided to use the corresponding sound with the letter (i.e. the A has my pronunciation of the letter running through it)making it different from anything I have seen before. Please comment and share your opinions. Thank You
Info Created on 15th October 2012 . Last edited on 11th November 2012.
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Wow, the idea is just what I like: simple and clever!
Comment by architaraz 29th October 2012
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 29th October 2012
Comment by StephanieKrystinaHindley 29th October 2012
Hmm, if someone got laid for making such a cool font, they would be font...err, rhymes with struct! ;-)
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 29th October 2012
Brilliant! 10/10

I think I have worked out what tune the sound waves represent ... 'Happy God Save The Weasel' ;)
Comment by p2pnut 29th October 2012
Great! Similar to cablecomputer's High Volume.

@will.i.om // So naughty! ;-)
Comment by demonics 29th October 2012
Thank you for the comments! Do any of you have any suggestions for improvement? This is my first time on Fontstruct so your opinion would help.
Comment by Ross James 31st October 2012
Wow, I actually read the description this time and it kinda blew my mind. Very cool idea.


· R and Z could be cleaned up. Both of their “timelines” are broken.
· I would decrease the letter spacing or increase the word spacing. Fat face like this usually look best with tight letter spacing.
· G is good! J could use more development, maybe make it more narrow or curved like S.
· Do you want this to be monospace? If so, I would go ahead and give ‘I’ crossbars and a square profile and make all the right side bearings the same.
· If not, I would consider slightly more proportional letter widths. M and W look overly compressed. Try making the bowl of P a bit bigger vertically and similarly make the F a little less high-waisted (it shouldn’t mimic the E exactly, and so you can give it fatter crossbars).
· For some reason, I think it would be cool to have just the waveforms in the lowercase – but in black instead of negative. This could allow for some multi-tone effects.

Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 31st October 2012
That last note should read: “...but in positive instead of knocked-out...”
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 31st October 2012
Finally, there’s got to be a clever name to capture the idea behind this. All I can think of right now is cheese like “Rave Form” or “Neue Wave”. “White Noise” perhaps?
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 31st October 2012
Thanks will.i.ૐ for all those comments it really helped (especially with the spacing). I recently re-wrote the description to clearly show my thought process for the design and what the negative space represents. I like the idea of the lower case in the waveforms and will do it within the next day or two. With regards to the name I agree it needs something more personal than a pun.
Comment by Ross James 1st November 2012
Comment by Ross James 2nd November 2012
Cool font! I like the idea of making sound bars around there.
Comment by cablecomputer 3rd November 2012
Great job, Ross! The inverse glyphs are lookin’ sharp. Good luck with your sample book!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 3rd November 2012
Comment by Ross James 4th November 2012
Damn, spooky sample! ;)

The shadow effect made possible by combining the upper and lowercase is very satisfying. I’m impressed!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 5th November 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “White Noise” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 8th November 2012
well i also liked the font but you should improve the more latin fonts and the letters æ ø å (especially) you should also add the numbers cus or else it looks kinda retarded but everything else after the update is awesome.
Comment by funny_yummy Today, 9:53 PM
Suddenly I realize that we're on a very near path of thinking about waves in sound speaking. Look at my Font VEGESIGNES. Here:http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/vegesignes
I built them on the basis of linear, no circles, no cuttings, no detached accents.
Comment by Laval Chabon (ouaouaron) 7th December 2012
cant wait to use this
Comment by bakuku 22nd December 2012