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So this is what you have been doing all this time. Well, what can I say but...it's superb! Every single character is gorgeous. Your skill, creativity, and daring grows with each new font. Very admirable. An 11.
I must find a new word to replace wow. The "chalk" effect looks magnificent in your reverse example. As thalamic says, 11 out of 10. Surely we need a "font of the year" category.
Kix, that's really impressive. It seems an hand-drawn font in every piece of letter. Wonderful!
Although everyone might not agree about Arial and Times New Roman being the "two most important fonts of all western typefaces", I think we can all agree that you've created something incredible here, Kix. In the words of Tim and Eric, "Great Job!".
thanks all :)
i really had fun doing this.
arial and times new roman were indeed very important for me, but i agree with you. i changed that :)
i'll start "drawing" upper case.
OMG KIX! Great Job, Awesome Show! Can't wait to see the rest of it! Outstanding!
Words fail me. This is awesome. Fantastic job!
it's always such a nice contrast seeing someone throwing all the modular typface rules over board compared to all the 1/4 circles and 45 degree lines. it's absolutely fantastic.
WOW! Absolutly georgeus typeface, congratulations... KEEP ON WORKING!!
Incredible work! Good use of the irregularities.
The new Featured FontStruction.
dude, you're #1 with a bullet! congrats.
Jebus. That's a lot of bricks.
i will have to ask him something in german because i guess it's his mothertongue and it's mine as well
darf ich fragen ob du beruflich im bereich typographie tätig bist? deine schriften sind ja ausnahmslos gut und zeugen von viel erfahrung/know-how
Arial, Times New Roman
When can check this fontstruction with 52 characters (26 lowercase letters and 26 uppercase letters)
thank you all so much.
i feel so honoured.
thanks stewf, thx fonstruct team.
i cannot believe it! kix on the index page! :D
i was on a festival this weekend, but as soon as im sober i'll finish this baby.
ich ab mal 4 jahre design studiert. dann hat mich die studiengebühr da raus gekickt!
seitdem jobbe ich alles mögliche. aber ich wünschte ich bekäme die chance irgendwann mal im bereich typo mein geld zu verdienen...
ich liebe buchstaben schon immer.
Typo in jeder form (graffiti, kalligrafie, posterkunst, streetart oder was auch immer)ist einfach mein ding. kannst aber auch gern mal hier reinschaun. enjoy!
@JH34: wtf? ;P
trully a great one, really impressive!!
Wow, this is amazing! Just noticed there's nothing past K in capitals.. =p. Lovely =]
I finished the work on Upper and lower case plus ".".
i actually wanted to add some more symbols and maybe numerals, but it's already TOO big in size. i had several errors downloading this, when it had more characters in it. so i had to erase some glyphs...
the actual size of this is 56,5kb... in comparison geneus1's Arkham Bloodletters is 64,4kb big and it was no problem to download...
i don't get it :P
Rob Meek might correct me, but I believe it is not so much the file size but the number of bricks that affects the Font Mortar's ability to generate a font.
Astounding, kix. :-D
In regards to file sizes, the Bloodletters font is puny in comparison to ariapenciroman. It's file size is only large because of the complexity of translating intersecting curves and circles into their mathematical equivalents. If ariapenciroman used circles, it would easily be over 100KB.
The Bloodletters gridspace is about 25x15 which covers an area of about 375 bricks per glyph. The ariapenciroman gridspace is about 75x50, which covers an area of about 3,750 bricks! Quite possibly one of the largest fontstructions ever! Whew! I guess we'll have to trust in Rob to expand the Font Generator's brick array once again.
you (intaglio) are impossible to understand for a european. i thought i barely know how to speak "american" english, but you guy are toooooo far out.
so whoever moore is... you did a flaw
Sorry, just me being a smart-alec.
Rob Meek created a monster when he made FontStruct. Now he's got all these crazy FontNerds chasing him, gullets demanding more worms. I, among others, created gigantic files that couldn't be saved properly which led to a techy-upgrade, which facilitated even bigger ball-breaking FontStructions as we all set about using FontStruct in ways never originally envisioned, probably.
Hence, a vivid demonstration of enslavement to Moore's Law; hence, Moore's Flaw.
Sorry. Can't help it.
I think I could say that this one is professional. Stylish shape, good intervals, interesting idea, innovative technique.
My rating is 10.
You are the winner bro.
Hey, Kix - I've got kind of a question, and this seems like the best place to voice it. I'm new to this, and I've tried making a couple high-rez fonts, but when I press the spacebar, the space always ends up being really tiny. Is there a way to fix that?
Nice font! I'm a newbie here; trying to learn and be unique! How the heck did you do that?? Very cool.
just take every square you place as a pixel.
thats all the secret :)
thats the same for the spacebar. logically the space you create with the spacebar is only about 1-3 pixels...
Danke für die Antwort. Ich hab eine Ausbildung zum GTA gemacht und bin jetzt im 3. Semester Kommunikationsdesign. Typographie liegt mir auch sehr am Herzen.
Bin nach wie vor begeistert von deiner Schrift. Das einzige was ich anmerken würde ist, dass die Arial zu Prominent im Titel und der Beschreibung vorkommt. Schliesslich ist Arial nur ein Plagiat der Helvetica und hat so eine schöne Schrift garnicht verdient ;)
wo studierst du?
und zur schrift: das mit der namensgebung und helvetica und so wusste ich noch gar nich :)
schräg... und mit dem namen bin ich eh nich so zufrieden. dachte nich im traum, daß die kleine sau SOOOO einschlägt!
1000 downloads geknackt.. is schon n geiles gefühl. ich glaub ich kann die schrift jetz auf keinen fall umbenennen, aber wenn dann würd ich sie in "precambrian" umtaufen.
so heisst das album von THE OCEAN, daß ich dabei gehört hab.
over the top! i give it an 11
there ae no nubers. are you working on them?
Very nice work ;))))
there are no numbers because i'm afraid of editing it too big in size.
if it gets too big it won't be downloadable any more.
maybe i do a symbols&numbers set one day...
What can I say about this that hasn't already been said? Truly fabulous. I love the attention to detail that successfully renders something "handwritten" out of such a structured medium. You deserve a laurel wreath for this one!
love this font!!!! how do you do it? it's amazing! personally i think helvetica is the most important font but that's just me. but i still LOVE this font
I love this font - thank you. It is nice to see something "handmade' amongst all the "Digital" design out there. 10/10!
You did a great job, the white on black image replicates chalk well and having it just as black text makes it look hand drawn in pencil.
great job, without any doubt. beautiful characters that really show your typography skills, great scetchy style, impressive consistency... it might just about be the most professional looking fontstruction. chapeau for this, great work, kix!
still, i think this might be a good point to talk about the limits of this application. even though this font looks great in the preview, i'd probably never use it on any print or web design, just because it's pixelated and will never look truly smooth. don't get me wrong: there's no way kix could have done this better - as a fontstruction. and well, the main reason why we're all building our fonts here is (apart from the fact that it's great fun, of course) that we can't handle professional font building software (or well, just can't afford them either...;P). on though i might just soon get crucified as the big enemy of innovation, i think using a huge number of bricks to get somewhere close to a smooth appearence will at the most bring you to a concept scetch of a font that would have to be produced in a vector-based font software to actually be really useable... and then it might just be more efficient to invest the undoubtedly considerable amount of time you put into fontstructing it into learning to work with the real fontdesign software.
but then maybe it just pisses me off to see such a great font and not to be able to print it in poster size...;)
wie dem auch sei, trotzdem eine wunderschöne schrift, und verdientermassen die nummer eins auf dieser seite...:) grüsse aus der schweiz!
This font is truly amazing! Compared to my fonts, it's, like, a god.
haha. thank you.
"praise the font" :)
don't be so hard on ya. i think some of you fonts seem to be a good start!
Love it. Great work.
I'm lookin' forward for the symbols!
i like you`re typographi
Thank you, it's really great! ;)
wirklich gelungene typo, besonders die tropfenform bei g, j... gefällt mir sehr. hab versucht, auf dein myspace zu kommen, da seh ich aber auf firefox nur den background, sodass ich nichtmal den addme button finden konnte:)
meins ist: www.myspace.com/cam_ill
vielleicht könnten wir ja in zukunft mal zusammn was auf beton typographieren..
schönen abend und grüsse aus hot india.
can this be use in adobe photoshop?
mein code ist ein wenig strange auf myspace. ist aber alles da. nur halt in die breite und tiefe gezogen... fands irgendwie cool, deswegen auch nie geändert.
das ist aber nur in firefox so. in IE sieht se normal aus.
graffiti mach ich eigentlich nur noch auf papier... das war früher :)
sure you can. just paste the ttf-file you downloaded into WINDOWS' font folder and PS will find it. enjoy!
hey, maybe, since you are worried about the file being too big, could you make a whole new font file for the numbers?
i LOVE this...must've taken forever! :)
the new spacing features are exactly what was missing to make this perfect. now i fixed several spacings PLUS finally edited the space button, which was way to small for this huge fontstruction.
Coolest chalk/pencil font evver!
I made picture with about 135 of my favorite glyphs done on this website.
It's wonderful to see how different all the fontstructions are.
I uploaded this to flickr.com and added this to the fontstruct group, you should join :)
Click here to get to the full size!!!
"Font Generation error
I can't download it...
thank you !!!!
:) :) :)
should this be 1.47 Kb?
the downloads on this site seem to all be seriously messed up
This is absolutely beautiful. How you pulled it off is a mystery... but this is one of the best fonts on the site.
Just came across this (while cruising the site) ... it's amazing
As a suppose you know. When typing two j:s after each other (jjjj), the letters overlap. But how often do you have two j:s... Really great font. I want the full character set!
Are you aware of the fact that someone called "Ella Fontes" has recently uploaded this masterpiece to www.dafont.com? If not, you'll probably want to investigate. It is presented as Aria Penci Roman, and the person states that it's his or her first font on that site.
I'll take care of that...
You're welcome, kix!
Although the download statistics seem to be available only to a font's "author", you can sort any category by popularity. You should also take a look at the Top 100 fonts, since ariapenciroman is already on this list after only three days, and it's moving up quickly.
Incidentally, a few FontStructors have chosen to offer their fonts at dafont.com, beginning with funk_king, I think. My first entry was accepted the same day your stolen font was posted there.
I hope you don't have any trouble convincing dafont.com that you're the actual designer and rightful owner of this magnificent font. They may not know the identity of "Ella Fontes", but this person was required to provide a valid email address in order to register and to submit your font.
no, fontcollector. i wasn't the first and hopefully won't be the last to release FS fonts on dafont.com and elsewhere. gus (fsstaff) mentioned that it wasn't illegal or a violation of terms to redistribute FS fonts. and many sites obviously allow it without any absolute way of verifying ownership. that is why awhile back, i suggested that FSers should release their work elsewhere vs. letting someone else do it. this font has been one of the most popular here and will no doubt be a crowd-pleaser wherever it appears. i think those that try to redistribute someone's work because they think FS has limited exposure are only fooling themselves that they won't be discovered. i think each of us has a responsibility to police our work from thieves, but don't lock it down; put it out there so you will get proper credit for it or someone else will :)
Excellent font, with a modern style, congratullation
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “ariapenciroman” is now a current Featured FontStruction.
Phenomenally beautiful. As close to manual sketches as can be without literally being sketched. I also love your canned heat fun font. Superb worksmanship. You, sir, deserve a job in a type foundry or a big agency.
Und ehrlich gesagt würde ich an Deiner Stelle mal eine ordentliche Seite bauen mit der Deine Referenzen angemessen präsentiert sind - myspace ist dafür nicht wirklich sinnvoll.
I really like many fonts you created!
Thanks for free download!
And I feel very happy to use them
Thanks again and again!
You're all welcome :)
I'd looove to see, what all you guys are using it for. This goes out to everyone, who's downloading it.
I wish i had more time for hangin out here. Watch out what's going to come, i got some baaaad unfinished shit going on :P
I love sketch fonts like that.
One of the best I've seen, so far. congrats!
Wow. What is there more to say? Just look and be amazed.
I LOVE IT.
Oops... that was me, xeno. I just commented using a friends profile... I left it open on accident.
Ha! and I love you
Amazing... are you planning on making a "solid" non-drawn version of this typeface?.
Thanks and keep up the good work!
Beautful, beautiful, beautiful!
I LOVE it. It is awesome. Between elegant and casual. Will definitely be using it. Thanks
I love it!!!! Thank you very much, attractive font!
Kann ich die Schrift auch für kommerzielle Zwecke nutzen (Website)?
He guy's, go to my fond sharpoint plz.
Wow! Very nice! I love the "sketchy" look! Very even, too. Looking forward to more from you.
Do you have it as a solid, i.e. no stripes?
A very even, handwritten flow despite the inherent rigidity of its forms. The sprightly, angular effect is reminiscent of the lively lettering found in mid-century advertising.
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