Thorin Stencil

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by Frodo7


83 characters, 28 downloads
Sat, 13th October, 11:18 PM 2012
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Sun, 14th October, 11:24 AM 2012
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Frodo7 Sun, 14th October, 2012

architaraz Sun, 14th October, 2012

Beautiful and so accurate!

Frodo7 Sun, 14th October, 2012

Upixel Sun, 14th October, 2012

Great Stencil. the cuts are so brillant

Umbreon126 Sun, 14th October, 2012

Simply gorgeous.

Frodo7 Sun, 14th October, 2012

3moDuDe Sun, 14th October, 2012

Beautiful rugged look. The S is amazing (how do you do that!) I can never get those to work >.

elmoyenique Sun, 14th October, 2012

I'm in love with it (specially the LC)! Wow, it was worth waiting.

four Sun, 14th October, 2012

You just raised my hand to vote for this one! 10/10

p2pnut Sun, 14th October, 2012

This has a 'soft' kind of ruggedness. 10/10

meek Fri, 26th October, 2012

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

meek Fri, 26th October, 2012

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

elmoyenique Fri, 26th October, 2012

Congrats from the heart to my very admired three: beate, Frodo7 and four! This challenge was a feast for me, thanks again for play here and teach us!

Frodo7 Sat, 27th October, 2012

@architaraz, Upixel, Umbreon126, 3moDuDe, elmoyenique, four, p2pnut, and anonym voters:

I'd like to say a big THANK YOU for supporting me with votes and comments. I have trouble to find words of solemnity at this moment, so let me put it simply: your support mean a lot to me, it gave me encouragement.

@meek: Thank you for organizing this competition, and providing us excellent tools for creativity. Thank you for responding quickly and fixing a technical problem. And thank you for the honor of being selected as Top Pick and Featured Download.

It was my first competition, and I worked hard for three weeks. I even took some vacation. Having seen the works released earlier, including the two other winners, I realized the bar was raised high, the competition was strong. I only wanted to participate and compete with a reasonably good new font. I wasn't sure about this font until the very last day, when I finally solved some problems with important glyphs. As a consequence, I had to redesign the whole set, but eventually all the pieces have fallen into place.

I'd like to congratulate to beate and four for their succes, as well as to all other participants, my esteemed fellow contenders, who have submitted brilliant works. We are all winners!

will.i.ૐ Sat, 27th October, 2012

@Frodo7: I missed my chance to comment on Thorin before the competition results, but I want to tell you that as soon as I saw your work here, I knew it was a winner. Amongst all the other great work, it’s my top choice. I can only echo now Mr. Larabie – this is my favorite out of all 70+ entries. Congratulations!

Frodo7 Sat, 3rd November, 2012

@will.i.ૐ: Thanks William, I really appreciate your kind words. As I wrote above, at the end all te pieces have fallen into place with this font, and I was very happy with it.

winty5 Thu, 8th November, 2012

I love it. It's soft, but rugged. I have tried making a stencil font, but it totally failed. Your fonts are great!

MokeyChunky Sun, 15th December, 2013

I love this. How do I download?

j4s13 Sun, 15th December, 2013

@MokeyChunky On fonts with a "All rights reserved" license, you can't download.

OsyenVyeter Sun, 15th December, 2013

The competition is over now, why continue to have a font all locked up where people can only look at it from behind a glass case, but not touch it?

Frodo7 Sun, 15th December, 2013

@j4s13 and OsyenVyeter: Thank you for your comments. I understand your frustration of not having instant access to this font. Selecting "All Rights Reserved", however, was a nonrandom act to protect my intellectual property. Let me explain it briefly.

In the past it was regular to find my works, even half finished ones, listed on free font sites unsolicited. I didn't like that.

Great fonts don't come out of thin air. There are long hours, days, even weeks of hard work behind every glyph, every typeface. At present I'm mulling over how to turn this creative hobby - of making fonts - to a profession. Part time first, and later... we shall see. I'm upgrading and completing my fontstructions, including Thorin Stencil, so as to sell them on MyFonts for a profit. A trickle of second income would then liberate me of working overtime; so I could relax a bit, and create more fonts. I am not the first person on FS to follow this path, and hardly the last one.