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Welcome to the very first FontOut! Rules & Guidelines: 1) All FontStruct users may participate in FontOut, and can do so with as many entries as they like. 2) An entry in a FontOut is a picture or image on a specific FontStruct forum. It can also be a public font. There are no limits on licence. 3) The font must be tagged with "FontOut#" where '#' stands in for the specific number of the FontOut. 4) Every two weeks, a FontOut will be announced and participants can publish fonts or images within that two-week time period. This FontOut: (28 May 2012) Create the most beautiful lowercase a you can. The character must be made with FontStruct. Please upload sample pictures to this discussion. Let's see what our FontStruct community can do!
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forum Tue, 29th May, 2012

Welcome to the very first FontOut!

Rules & Guidelines:

1) All FontStruct users may participate in FontOut, and can do so with as many entries as they like.

2) An entry in a FontOut is a picture or image on a specific FontStruct forum. It can also be a public font. There are no limits on licence.

3) If it's a font, it must be tagged with "FontOut#" where '#' stands in for the specific number of the FontOut. This week, tag fonts with FontOut1.

4) Every two weeks, a FontOut will be announced and participants can publish fonts or images within that two-week time period.

This FontOut:
28 May 2012:
Create the most beautiful lowercase a you can. The character must be made with FontStruct. Please upload sample pictures to this discussion.

Let's see what our FontStruct community can do!


demonics
demonics Tue, 29th May, 2012


demonics
demonics Tue, 29th May, 2012


architaraz
architaraz Tue, 29th May, 2012


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Tue, 29th May, 2012



Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Tue, 29th May, 2012

One of my most intricate "a" ever


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Tue, 29th May, 2012



Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Tue, 29th May, 2012


3moDuDe
3moDuDe Tue, 29th May, 2012

ooooh finally! how long will this FontOut last?

ooooh finally! how long will this FontOut last?

cablecomputer
cablecomputer Tue, 29th May, 2012

Can I make just a single "a" without using a specific font I made??


demonics
demonics Tue, 29th May, 2012

@ architaraz, u126, Abneurone, 3moDuDe // Excellent contributions!

@3moDuDe // FontOut1 ends 10 June. The contest is bi-weekly.

@cablecomputer // Of course!


demonics
demonics Tue, 29th May, 2012

@abneurone // Ok.


demonics
demonics Wed, 30th May, 2012


demonics
demonics Wed, 30th May, 2012

A one-storey a. It's "italic".


demonics
demonics Wed, 30th May, 2012

I'm accepting suggestions for FontOut2


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Wed, 30th May, 2012

Welp.

Welp.

Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Wed, 30th May, 2012

(In case you haven't noticed, I'm not very good at choosing colors)


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Wed, 30th May, 2012


laynecom
laynecom Wed, 30th May, 2012


architaraz
architaraz Wed, 30th May, 2012

People, let me ask smth. The questions goes to everybody but AFT.
Why do you try creating glyphs in FS that look like they should've been created with another software? I mean, isn't it easier to use professional software like illustrator, fontcreator etc for creating this kind of glyphs? Why bother using bezier angles in FS?
Thanks!


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Wed, 30th May, 2012

@Architaraz : AMEN!


demonics
demonics Wed, 30th May, 2012

@architaraz // Can't we do what we want? Also, some of us don't have or even can't afford pro software, which is why the rules say it must be created with FontStruct, in order to give no advantage to any FSor.


demonics
demonics Wed, 30th May, 2012

Also, some people find it more aesthetic to use a certain method of creating fonts. I gotta say, though, your minimalist beauty of a letter hits home with me! :-)

@Abneurone // Love that last sample!


3moDuDe
3moDuDe Wed, 30th May, 2012

Hmmm. Like what demonics said I can't afford pro software (I'm still a high school student!), and I guess to a certain extent FS is more intuitive than most pro software which use actual Bezier curves. Modular construction also has a different flavour from actual curved shapes and provides a wonky angular characteristic that is distinctly FS :3 I also enjoy the fact that such fonts have different effects at different scales. Of course another thing is the awesum community here that provides feedback and suggestions which would probably be less feasible with fonts made with pro software.


architaraz
architaraz Wed, 30th May, 2012

Ok, thanks guys, just wanted to hear some opinions. :)

Here's my recent a.
a tasbaqa was actually based on a small a. It means turtle, and four a's in a title stand for four turtle ninja characters.

Ok, thanks guys, just wanted to hear some opinions. :)
<br/>
<br/>Here's my recent a.
<br/>a tasbaqa was actually based on a small a. It means turtle, and four a's in a title stand for four turtle ninja characters.

p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 30th May, 2012

As one who frequently attempts to achieve faux-bezier curves I might as well add my two cents worth here. I may be at the other end of the age spectrum, but my limited pension also means that I can't afford to purchase expensive software.

FS has provided me with the means to enjoy crafting fonts (and even to add a little to my pension through selling them).

It's curious that some people feel the need to constantly snipe at those of us who harmlessly and innocently amuse ourselves here ... just because we do something different to them. I try to embrace the work of all who use this wonderful application ... even those who repeatedly churn out stuff that I neither like nor rate very highly ... I have yet to make a disparaging comment about those who aspire to 'art' rather than 'craft' - and I don't intend to now.

So let's just live and let live - ok?


laynecom
laynecom Wed, 30th May, 2012

the funny thing about this discussion is that I'm normally all against faux in my fontstructions. not that I don't like it and others do a great job at using them. it's just that I'm more interested in bending the limitations of FS. just this one time I gave in to the temptation and created a faux font. no offence but I think we are all amateurs here at FS and we just like to explore and no harm done... it's not that we are trying to be a competition for spiekermann or something...


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Wed, 30th May, 2012

@P2Pnut : Not always, but Art can also need much craft. And my personal approach of art and fonts surely needs much painstaking craft (some pieces demanding months or even years of elaboratin and constant reevaluation to find their final state). But the goal, the result aimed is completely different from what you call "craft" , generally "reconstructing" some creation or style from the past which by chance has become a "classic" which has already entered the unconscious collective of people.


demonics
demonics Wed, 30th May, 2012

@architaraz // That is so cute!
@p2pnut, laynecom // I completely agree!
@Abneurone // I think I basically get what you're saying, even if I can't understand some of it :-)


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Thu, 31st May, 2012

@Architaraz: I guess it's the challenge. :)


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Thu, 31st May, 2012

Well, this and Let's Remix got me messing with bricks and filters now.

Well, this and Let's Remix got me messing with bricks and filters now.

geneus1
geneus1 Thu, 31st May, 2012


p2pnut
p2pnut Thu, 31st May, 2012

@AFT: I am not insensible towards art ... in fact I also produce work that I am relatively proud of in a variety of media - wood, silver, paint and pen & ink.
My work here at FS offers me a different form of challenge (and relaxation). Yes, I have attempted to reproduce some fine old classics, but I have also created some entirely orginal designs.
Having created something, however, I usually move on to something different (a new medium ... or here, a new style). I find it difficult to understand those artists who just endlessly churn out similar variations on a theme. It is seen in those who have created thousands of versions of the square/rectangle ... Malevich, Argento, Mondrian, Rothko, Diebenkorn etc.
So, I may just be a craftsman - but at least I try to vary my output.

By the way - this started when architaraz asked why we didn't just use expensive software - I hope my answer to that suffices.


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Thu, 31st May, 2012

@P2pnut : would you post some photographs of some of your own favorite creations ?


p2pnut
p2pnut Thu, 31st May, 2012

@AFT: This is not an art gallery (to paraphrase Magritte)


Yautja
Yautja Thu, 31st May, 2012

So, are we going to vote winners in these FontOuts, or...?


demonics
demonics Thu, 31st May, 2012

@Yautja // Do you want to? It might cause conflict! We can though.

@p2p, Abneurone // I don't think this is the place to have a discussion about art. This is corny, but let's respect our differences, okay? :-)


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Thu, 31st May, 2012

So, who will be the judge of this contest, you yourself?
Sorry, but this seems unfair. Like the Top Pick case by neurone, meek seems only choose a Top Pick in his likes (sorry meek).

Here's an idea,



Voting starts after 7 days of submitting font.
People can vote via comments, by adding hashtag "fontout it will be considered as a vote.
Each vote will be counted 1 point. A vote by the demonics (the admin) may be counted 2 or more...
Voting time is 7 days.

EXAMPLE:
The a is so cool.... #fontout.
//That's one vote.//


Just an idea, demonix. It's all up to you :)


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Thu, 31st May, 2012

Hey, sorry for the bold...
Idk how to fix it :/


demonics
demonics Thu, 31st May, 2012

@cablecomputer // of course I wasn't going to judge it myself! Your idea is good, but why not just have people say "I vote for Abneurone's" or "My vote goes to u126" and then I count them? Also, don't vote for yourself please.

Also, two things:
1 My vote should only count as one
2 The contest will end at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Saturday 9 June, which gives me time to announce the winner before FontOut2 starts. Sound good? :-)


demonics
demonics Thu, 31st May, 2012

Fixed bold tag?


Yautja
Yautja Thu, 31st May, 2012

Yep, I agree that everyone should have equal votes. The winner could get to decide the next FontOut.


demonics
demonics Thu, 31st May, 2012

I am accepting suggestions for FO2 from everyone, though. Tell me your ideas! What should FO2 be on?


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Thu, 31st May, 2012

Fixed, thanks!

About the quote of voting, it's up to them. The important thing is just the hashtag (#). That's only an example...
About the time, sounds good. But, will the days of font submitting "overlaps" with the voting time?


p2pnut
p2pnut Thu, 31st May, 2012

@demonics: I quite agree ... sorry I got a bit carried away but, then again, I do get a bit p*ssed off by the frequent sniping at those of us who don't aspire to some 'higher purpose'.


Umbreon126
Umbreon126 Thu, 31st May, 2012

The voting just might cause sockpuppets...


Yautja
Yautja Thu, 31st May, 2012

We could have only participants voting, although someone could participate with a new account... So far the participants have been well-known fontstructors, but we shouldn't discourage others from participating either. Surely we are an honest bunch though?


four
four Thu, 31st May, 2012


Yautja
Yautja Thu, 31st May, 2012


demonics
demonics Thu, 31st May, 2012

@p2pnut // Don't we all?
@u126, Yautja // I think it's going to be fine. I say anyone can vote.
@four, Yautja // Awesome job! Love that minimalism! Keep up the good work.

I guess voting and submitting will have to overlap so get 'em in quick!


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Thu, 31st May, 2012


truth14ful
truth14ful Fri, 1st June, 2012


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Fri, 1st June, 2012

@truth14ful: Frightening image mixing a clear videogame esthetic with a real Ground Zero image rendered artificial-like by a smart use of colours. The "CH OS" in a "You won the game" style, the A making think to some distorted Monogram based on the Anarchy symbol, but also to the Tipis of the Red Skin People and Culture Americans have destroyed to build their own civilization.


architaraz
architaraz Fri, 1st June, 2012

@four:
Nice one! Reminds me some works of AFT. When are you planning on publishing it?

@Yautja:
Nice one! Also reminds me some works of AFT. Knowing how quick you are, I guess I'll be seeing it published soon :)

@AFT:
You're first "a" (30th May) looks like a letter to me and the second (31 May) looks like a drawing, and having seen almost every font of yours, I still can't remember them :)

@geneus1:
Unbelievable!


regular_one
regular_one Fri, 1st June, 2012

@four:
super minimal and my FAV of this fontout so far!
you need to released the corresponding fontstructing… or is it yet?


demonics
demonics Fri, 1st June, 2012

@truth14ful // I hate to be a meanie, but your latest sample does not include a lowercase a. It's so good, though, that we can let it slide :-)


Yautja
Yautja Fri, 1st June, 2012

@architaraz thanks! It's not going to be a new font though, it's an alternative glyph for Thiage.


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Fri, 1st June, 2012

@ Architaraz : There are 4 in all (2 from the 29 May). The first(29/5) is from AFT26 Abtoy, the second (29/5) is a brand new one freely inspired by my Mad Hatter, but using a bigger grid. The third (30/5) is from AFT18 Lysergic 1b, the fourth (31/5) is from AFT9 Dopamine.
It's true that the "a" from Four resemble some of mine, particularly on "The orgians", but i think these kinds work better in context than alone, that's why i chose more baroque and pictorial ones for the samples.


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Fri, 1st June, 2012

@Demonics : here's a minimal one, just for you, i know you like them


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Fri, 1st June, 2012


demonics
demonics Fri, 1st June, 2012

@Abneurone // Thanks :-)


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 1st June, 2012

I like a lot the ne (Abneurone Fluid Types) samples! They're over me and I love them!


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 1st June, 2012

Dear ne: it's my pleasure.


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Fri, 1st June, 2012

THank you Elmo, glad to please you


beate
beate Fri, 1st June, 2012


beate
beate Fri, 1st June, 2012


beate
beate Fri, 1st June, 2012


truth14ful
truth14ful Fri, 1st June, 2012

Thanks @demonics, I meant for the symbol in the middle to be an a with a circle around it, I know it's hard to see...
@AFT: Thanks :) I can't say I was thinking of tipis when I made it, but I made it look like it was made by forceful, unjoined pen strokes, and to look a little like the A for Anarchy. But I wrote CHAOS on the picture because it serves as a reminder of the direction I feel like the world is taking: Away from order, into chaos.


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Fri, 1st June, 2012


demonics
demonics Sat, 2nd June, 2012

@beate + Abneurone // Nice!


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Sat, 2nd June, 2012


anonymous
anonymous Sat, 2nd June, 2012

What's the next FontOut? Make the cutest O on FontStruct? 'Cause if so, I'm way ahead of ya.


CMunk
CMunk Sat, 2nd June, 2012

@elmoyenique: You've got to make a whole font that way!


CMunk
CMunk Sat, 2nd June, 2012


CMunk
CMunk Sat, 2nd June, 2012


CMunk
CMunk Sat, 2nd June, 2012

Two a's from my recent font Hi-lo ;)


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Sat, 2nd June, 2012

@CMunk: Thanks, pal. I'll try it.


four
four Sat, 2nd June, 2012

@architaraz, regular one, demonics: thanks, I'm working on a full lower case and will release it soon!


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Sun, 3rd June, 2012

First attempt to make a bezier curves font...

First attempt to make a bezier curves font...

demonics
demonics Sun, 3rd June, 2012

@cablecomputer // Cool!


Yautja
Yautja Sun, 3rd June, 2012

So many great entries! I'm wondering if we should vote just for the winner, or give more votes (for example three points for the best, two points for the second, and one point for the third)?


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Sun, 3rd June, 2012


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Sun, 3rd June, 2012


demonics
demonics Sun, 3rd June, 2012

@Yautja // Great idea. Actually, today is the day we start the 1-week voting period. I will make a formal announcement as forum very soon.


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Sun, 3rd June, 2012


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Sun, 3rd June, 2012


forum
forum Sun, 3rd June, 2012

Get your votes in for this week's FontOut!

Time requirements
FontOut voting starts now and ends 9 June 2012 17:00 GMT. The last time you can upload a sample is also 9 June 2012 17:00 GMT.

This circumstance is only for this FontOut. Future FontOuts will include only one week of entries and one week of pure voting.

So get your last entries in now! For this FontOut only, you can change your vote to a sample posted after this message.

How to vote
Leave a comment on this forum to determine what you think the first-, second-, and third-place samples should be. Use this format: username, sample number, place number.

Example:
architaraz, 2nd sample, first place.

Sorry, you can't vote for your own entry. :-)

Good luck, all FontStructors!


demonics
demonics Sun, 3rd June, 2012


demonics
demonics Sun, 3rd June, 2012

My votes:
beate, 1st sample, 1st place (very bodoni-like and elegant)

cablecomputer, 3rd sample, 2nd place (even though it's not lowercase)

four, 1st sample, 3rd place (I'm a sucker for minimalism)


Frodo7
Frodo7 Sun, 3rd June, 2012


architaraz
architaraz Sun, 3rd June, 2012


architaraz
architaraz Sun, 3rd June, 2012


architaraz
architaraz Sun, 3rd June, 2012

1st: AFT, 5th sample.
2nd: Four
3rd: Cablecomputer, 1st sample


truth14ful
truth14ful Sun, 3rd June, 2012

Well, it wasn't easy, but I finally narrowed it down to my 3 votes:
1st: Geneus1
2nd: Architaraz 2nd sample
3rd: Cablecomputer 3rd sample


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Sun, 3rd June, 2012

Like i said before, i won't vote. Thanks Architaraz for yours, (surely the only one) anyway. For me one only is high above, it's the Truth14ful one, with its art dimension i commented above. The great majority others are obviously interesting, each in its own way.


meek
meek Mon, 4th June, 2012

What a great idea! Lots of wonderful designs here.


laynecom
laynecom Mon, 4th June, 2012

ok, so it's:

1st: architaraz, last sample (not so much the a but I love the typeface as such and I'd love to see how you did it)
2nd and so on: everything by Beate ;-)

@AFT: What's the font behind your "Sun, 3rd June, 8:05 AM"-sample? I love it and would like to see the whole font.


Abneurone Fluid Types
Abneurone Fluid Types Mon, 4th June, 2012

@laynecom : Thanks! It is from AFT74 Medieval Sweetshop, a complex style i fought much with but one of my own favorites now.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Mon, 4th June, 2012


architaraz
architaraz Tue, 5th June, 2012

@laynecom:
Thanks! There's no secret there actually, look for yourself, it's clonable now, hope it will help.


four
four Thu, 7th June, 2012

1st: Demonics 3rd sample (one-storey "italic" a)
2nd: Architaraz 1st sample (tasbaqa)
3rd: Elmoyenique 2nd sample (yellow on red, see two comments up)


four
four Fri, 8th June, 2012

Sorry, that is of course the 2nd sample by Architaraz...


demonics
demonics Fri, 8th June, 2012

One day left to vote!


Yautja
Yautja Fri, 8th June, 2012

cablecomputer, 1st sample, 1st place (beautiful!)
architaraz, 2nd sample, 2nd place (pretty and unique!)
AFT, 5th sample, 3rd place (love the shape!)

Honorable mentions:
beate: bautiful samples.
AFT, 6th sample: pretty, reminds me of a violin.
CMunk: nice entries, but in the end didn't stand out.
Frodo7: clever and subtle, but ultimately lost to the tough battle.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 8th June, 2012

1st: cablecomputer, 1st sample (white on yellow a).
2nd: geneus1, 1st sample (black on green a).
3rd: beate, 2nd sample (extra bold orange a).

Honorable mentions: the rest of you, guys, you're great!.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 8th June, 2012

I beg your pardon. I meant:
Honorable mentions: to all you guys... how great are you, queridos compañeros!


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Sat, 9th June, 2012

Am I too late to vote??

1st: Beate, 1st sample (the digitalized classic green a).
2nd: four, 1st sample (bubblish blue on green a).
3rd: neurone, 5st sample (the minimalist a).

For all: You've already do the best, you're great! And thanks for people who vote for me :)


forum
forum Sat, 9th June, 2012

Attention all FontStructors: This week's voting ends in four hours! The last possible time to vote will be 17:00 GMT today. Please get your votes in!


forum
forum Sun, 10th June, 2012

Congratulations cablecomputer! Your first sample has won FontOut1.

2nd place: architaraz' second sample and beate's first sample tied.

3rd place: four's first sample, Abneurone Fluid Types' fifth sample, and geneus1's first sample tied.

Great job, all FontOut participants!


cablecomputer
cablecomputer Mon, 11th June, 2012

What? You no lying?? This is my first bezier curves, though. Thanks a lot for fellow FSors who vote for me, you're great!


architaraz
architaraz Mon, 11th June, 2012

Congratulations, everybody!
Thanks.


winty5
winty5 Sun, 14th April, 2013

@AFT: Your 2nd design is in my FS Collab! :)