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fs ought

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by thalamic


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Description:
This was fun to do.
---Not liking the e and the s so much.
---While doing the sample, I found that even though the inter-character spacing is specifically set to one grid space wide, Photoshop was rendering the spacing differently per character pair. Same in Illustrator. Curious, I opened it in FontLab Studio. Turns out, the characters that have a half-wide brick left of the left edge in FontStruct are another half-brick-width over in the TrueType file. The sample is, therefore, manually kerned back to original.
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85 characters, 82 downloads
Created:
Sun, 11th October, 1:58 PM 2009
Last Edit:
Mon, 12th October, 1:45 PM 2009
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thalamic
thalamic Mon, 12th October, 2009


thalamic
thalamic Mon, 12th October, 2009


Magic Sam
Magic Sam Mon, 12th October, 2009

Very unique. I love the s, please don=t change it!


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 12th October, 2009

Cool stuff. I love the R, S, and X.


afrojet
afrojet Mon, 12th October, 2009

This is great Thal. Really like it. Very original. The black and white on blue sample shows some dynamic possibilities for working with this typeface. Although the lowercase 't' stands apart just a little, I really like what's going on with it.


thalamic
thalamic Mon, 12th October, 2009

Shukria dost. :-)

@MagicSam: Alrighty.

@afrojet: Ever since your brilliant sessions I've been meaning to do something at a small grid scale, but no idea ever came. Eventually, I put it out of my mind. Then, yesterday, I found myself mesmerized upon seeing typerider's avatar on Focus on FontStructors interview. The lowercase t here started out with me reproducing his logo 't' in FontStruct. Then the design took on a life of its own. When the final construct turned out to be segmented, I thought it was a good candidate for your own coloring technique. Pale in comparison, I know, yet it is meant to be a tribute to you. Glad you liked it. Thanks for inspiring me.


Frodo7
Frodo7 Mon, 12th October, 2009

This is a very unique, fresh design using some bricks in imaginative fashion. It demonstrates the huge untapped potential of the current set of bricks. Magnificent shapes! 10/10


starburst
starburst Mon, 12th October, 2009

That's cool! I love the G, and the others are great, too. Awesome font:)


p2pnut
p2pnut Mon, 12th October, 2009

To get so much flow and feeling from so few bricks is quite outstanding. It's great.

As a relative newbie and rank amateur I hesitate to even make a suggestion. But here goes anyway :)

I'm sure you will have already tried (and discarded) these ideas for the s. The one on the left sort of echos the S.

To get so much flow and feeling from so few bricks is quite outstanding. It's great.
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<br/>As a relative newbie and rank amateur I hesitate to even make a suggestion. But here goes anyway :)
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<br/>I'm sure you will have already tried (and discarded) these ideas for the s. The one on the left sort of echos the S.

gray.scale
gray.scale Mon, 12th October, 2009

very original man!


afrojet
afrojet Tue, 13th October, 2009

I agree with Frodo's comment about demonstrating untapped potential. If Fontstruct were a game, then you've discovered one of the keys that unlocks the door to a whole new room. Thanks for holding the door open, making this FS clone-enabled, and allowing us to walk into the room with you.

Lots of variation and possibility here.

I agree with Frodo's comment about demonstrating untapped potential. If Fontstruct were a game, then you've discovered one of the keys that unlocks the door to a whole new room. Thanks for holding the door open, making this FS clone-enabled, and allowing us to walk into the room with you. 
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<br/>Lots of variation and possibility here.
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gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Tue, 13th October, 2009

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


thalamic
thalamic Tue, 13th October, 2009

Thanks again, friends.

@Frodo: The smaller you go with the grid, the more the bricks shine. I always admire the fontstructions done using the minimum of bricks. It was one simple attempt at that. Thanks for appreciating it.

@pnut: They do have a life of their own, don't they? Thanks.

@afrojet: I started out with having all my fontstructions clone-enabled. A couple of bad experiences in the beginning with clones of my babies made me change that policy. I am encouraged by the new active fontstructors' personalities, so I am re-revising my MO. And I love your mods that are so simple to do yet completely transform the font into another. You are awesome.

@gf: As are you. Thanks. :-)


thalamic
thalamic Wed, 14th October, 2009

This is why I stopped Share-Alike licenses. Change one brick at least, for font's sake.


igorrossi
igorrossi Wed, 14th October, 2009

vrolletmail seems to be a serial plagiarist. He might want to explain what he's trying to do... But ought is the genuine, beautiful and only one.


aphoria
aphoria Wed, 14th October, 2009

Is it possible his default license is set to Share Alike and everything he clones automatically gets that license applied? And he doesn't even realize it?


ngo2graphics
ngo2graphics Fri, 16th October, 2009

I really really love this, so creative and unique and has an almost gothic element to it.


edster9
edster9 Sat, 17th October, 2009

This is just great! Thanks!

This is just great! Thanks!

gferreira_admin
gferreira_admin Wed, 25th November, 2009

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “fs ought” is now a current Featured FontStruction.


ivansetiadi
ivansetiadi Thu, 17th December, 2009

Hi,
I'm just a newbee here ... please help couse My font cannot be opened nor installed ... the error message said : no invalid true type or something like that !

Did I missing something ?

Thanks before