Black Organic

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by laynecom


I thought I might use the new bricks to create an update of Black Metal. The result, however, was more like a steampunk thingy but more organic...
69 characters, 52 downloads
Thu, 29th November, 9:00 AM 2012
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Thu, 29th November, 4:04 PM 2012
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laynecom Thu, 29th November, 2012

SquarePeg Thu, 29th November, 2012

I love your specimen! I'm sure Black Organic will end up being used in a band logo or three. :-)

chr.s Thu, 29th November, 2012

Nice! \m/

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Abneurone Fluid Types Fri, 30th November, 2012

Impressive use of modularity, much more beautiful than your font "Black Metal" from where it comes.

elmoyenique Fri, 30th November, 2012


fugitiveglue Fri, 30th November, 2012

Echoing SquarePeg… goth kids everywhere are rejoicing. I REALLY don't want to like this, but MAN, it is beautiful and extremely well-realized. Consistent, elegant, and, dare I say?... "fresh" looking. Another feather in your FS cap. 10/10

laynecom Fri, 30th November, 2012

Thanks everybody!

Far from being a goth or metalist myself, I am still fascinated by the aesthetics in those kind of blackletter typefaces. After all, they are the oldest print typefaces and they have a history.

I started out imitating Aeronaut - which you can still see in the u and n - but after a while it became more and more gothic and I had a hard time not to imagine the names of Norwegian black metal bands set in this... That's why I called it Black Organic...

Maybe I can come up with a friendlier, more flowery, ornamental version called Green Organic or so.

meek Fri, 30th November, 2012

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Black Organic” is now a Top Pick.

p2pnut Fri, 30th November, 2012

It is organic ... it grows on you the more you look at it. 10/10

architaraz Fri, 30th November, 2012

Wicked :)

Umbreon126 Sat, 1st December, 2012

this is beautiful :o
But 9.99/10 (10/10) because the T looks a bit out of place... Congratulations for the Top Pick! :D

Sat, 1st December, 2012

I can see where Umbreon is comig from. The T is a bit deep but with a few adjustments it should be fine. Keep going with it!

Sat, 1st December, 2012


Yautja Sat, 1st December, 2012

Very good! But e looks like it's missing something at the bottom.

Upixel Mon, 3rd December, 2012

wow love this organic blackletter

laynecom Mon, 3rd December, 2012

Thanks for you comments.

Both the T and the e are purposely created this way. As I said, I had the band logos of black metal bands in mind, although I'm not into the genre at all. But the somewhat doomed T and the e missing a lower jaw seemed to be quite fitting.

I will turn to happier typefaces in the near future, though...

yokubo Mon, 3rd December, 2012

love the E W X and M.

not sure how helpful the roman numerals are in the long run.

great font.struct.

sarreyn Wed, 2nd January, 2013

Very nicely done!