I joined Fontstruct because I wanted some special fonts for greeting cards I was working on. Over the years I have learned a lot from seeing the incredible variety of fonts created by members who are using simple bricks and a lot of patience and imagination. Studying them, specially when cloning is allowed, helps me develop further and stimulates my imagination.
I love to design and make fonts for family and friends, for special occasions, and to replace some of those more 'usual' basic computer fonts I used in the past :)
Part of my "1 of" series of fonts I designed to welcome new months.
The "1st of a month" group was a fun idea but I found it a little complicated to do as I don't usually build several different fonts concurrently (ghosting happens too easily).
This font could be used to make tree decorations, gift tags, glass markers, place cards/napkin cards, etc. Just print on sturdy paper in large size and then cut out. Use pale grey ink if you want to decorate this paper base with collage, embroidery/stitching type work; print in coloured inks for a jazzy look which you enhance with dots of glitter glue or sparkly rhinestones. For a hanging decoration thread a length of yarn through the top 'rectangle' or you remove the rectangle's center to thread ribbon through it.
For some different fun you could glue your print on card stock and create greeting cards, jewellry pendants, shoe decorations. With a brooch back it could make a decoration of clothing, gift bags, hats.
Have fun, joyous December dear fellow FontStructivists :) :) :)
Slab Serif 300 as a stencil font. Bridges on the UC are vertical, on the LC horizontal. Bridges on numbers, symbols, punctuation are mostly vertical.This is a clone of Slab Serif 300
The thickness of the horizontals now matches the verticals and diagonals (doesn't apply to small punctuation and some symbols). Note the new "q" which suits the weight of the lines.This is a clone
The outline version of "Slab Serif 100". Sizes are as the parent font so this version can be used with the parent and other versions. Work in progress.This is a clone
Inspired by trying to thread heddles on a 4-shafter .........
The design uses a lot of nudging, a little stacking and composites, using some of the exciting extended capabilities of the FontStructor.
The font's name is Maori and means "weaving".
This font is as finished as I need to have it at the moment. I'll add a few more glyphs later.
Inspired by a Blackletter font in which I saw Art Deco qualities. The name comes from Norse/Viking mythology. It's great for headlines/titles and works nicely as majuscles for slab sans serif fonts.
No DL for this particular design but the initial font design will be tidied (has Latin & MoreLatin only) and made available before the end of next week.
Another font in the "First of the Month" series.
Based on a shape experiment with octagons this design has grown into a 'real' font fit for headlines and messages to suit October and Hallows Eve/Halloween/Samhein. I'll add MoreLatin diacritics if you need them. It would look good on cards for Halloween.
It had to be done: our dog carrying the basic alphabet on the UC; the LC has the same letters without dog.
There are full stop, colon and numbers 0 - 9 with dog (if you need longer numbers look for dog-less 0 to 9 on punctuation after "*" to add after a dog number). You get a blank dog on "?" and a dog with collar on "!". The space bar is set for a good LC word space; use 2xspace when writing all UCs.
Ideal for invitations to parties ;) specially for dogs, for dog arrival announcements, dog-sitter thank-you cards, gift tags, house names and signs, dogs' friends' birthday cards or information ;)
These dogs look nice when coloured in.
No DL yet as there are some glyphs still to be done.
I think this kind of font could make a great comp ;)
With summer and holidays still on the mind I remember museum visits and art exhibitions I enjoyed ... this Art Deco style font seems a fitting offering :)
Dark Tokken X was inspired by Maren Winter's novel about a Tokkenspieler. I know that this design is far from looking like the styles of writing popular at the time when the story was supposed to have happened. I adjusted some lines of this version compared to a previous one, added real LC, numbers and More Latin diacritics :) as I want to print bottle labels with this.
I made the old style sz for the ß, and placed the alternate modern ß on the °.This is a clone
Based on Aeolingia Decora this version has the basic Latin UC, Cyrillic UC, numbers plus essential symbols and some diacritics for decoration.
Use it for splash text or logos, it can't be used for long text nor for headlines as it is rather abstract.
The modern Rouble symbol is on the LC "er" = pThis is a clone of Aeolingia Decora
Just to show that I have finished the UC as mentioned in the 'Biscuit de l'Ouest' description. The UC are on biscuits.
Diacritics of more Latin are done as well as a few more symbols and punctuation. A crumb-free "+" is on the "%", a biscuit with surface dips is on the "(" and one with a flat surface is on the ")". The square brackets, when used without a space or letters, will make into a narrower biscuit, and are also used like round brackets.
Designed for those members who want inspiration, it could guide them when they need ideas on which to base a font.
Use this like a font: close your eyes and type a word with at least 5 letters ( you don't need a real word, just hit different keys and then look at the line of glyphs ;)
One half of your word must be in upper case letters, the other half in lower case .
Then look at the first or second and the last or one before last letter (whichever you feel most comfortable with) of your 'word'.
The UC will give you an 'image', the meaning of this is transmitted (in the widest sense) by your font; the LC gives the type of look your font should have. You now have 2 guides/ideas/starting points which influence the kind of font you make.
Remember that you look at concepts, invisible messages and your own experience or lack of knowledge, as well as the visible things in the images I drew.
Your font design will have a main theme and a way to present it/a style of expression. This is influenced a little or a lot by each UC 'image', and you adjust the look of your font according to the "feeling"/a memory/a dream or wish/an experience/lack of familiarity that you have about the illustration. The presentation of the font, the style of the font, is determined by the LC. All you have to do is combine these two aspects.
In my 'comment' below I give you a few ideas of what could be linked to each of my UC letters; it is up to your areas of study or experience or interest, and the time you want to use for designing and building your fonts, which -if any- of the proposed words and concepts I mention you want to combine with the type of presentation you found in the LC letter.
Your font should "illustrate", convey your feeling about the images you 'wrote' if you don't want to make a font that shows the object itself or is directly based on it. Chose a good name for your font, it is not necessary to name it after an object or concept you based your font on.
Note: the "INSPIRED FONT" is in development; when I have more illustrations for objects, situations, feelings etc or styles of presentation (I am open to suggestions!) I will try to find a suitable design to add to the glyphs.
A font in the "Compass" group which I started a few years ago and not finished yet. Living in Western Europe I wanted a swingy-light-rounded looking font for "West" on the compass to celebrate the gentle hills and open spaces around my home in France.
A collection of circles (and ovals), inspired by the circles I saw in p2pnut's composites tool ... some of the circles in my 'font' I found ready-made, some I made with the bricks available in the fontstructor, for some I made the composites, some I assembled using shapes and composites made by others.
Thank you to everybody who enabled cloneability of their fonts so that I could see in detail how you made those tricky/exciting curves (to either recreate them and the composites under my own steam or to import into this tool kit).
This is a work in progress as I discover more curves made by members; and with the new FontStructor we all will have more circular excitement coming...
A while ago I designed the Circe family; it is quite elegant and fine. This new version, based on Circe1, has thicker lines without being bold. This meant changing a few letter shapes and lines. While it can be used with the others I would discourage mixing the normal weight versions with this one due to the structural changes to many letters.This is a clone
I was not surprised to hear that UK voters have chosen to leave the EU.
I made this font to show this dramatic, party politically based, end to the life so many Europeans have known for about 40 years ...
As part of my "First of month ..." series here is an outline font for July, ready to fill with juicy summer fruit and (ice) cream :)
Alternative letters with diacritics (free floating instead of attached, easier to read but less fun to look at;) ) are on the LC for French and German texts. An alternative 'S' which doesn't quite follow the construction rules but might be of interest, is on the LC 's'.
Chunky UC design with a hint of Art Deco. It can be used with the other Changle designs for more visual impact. The LC letters have the thick vertical line on the right.This is a clone of Changle N
Chunky decorative basic set of useful glyphs. It has the same width as the other Changle fonts so it can be used with them for more visual impact. Changle consists of UC letters only, on the LC position are the UC with the thick vertical on the right.
Tall and chunky decorative set of useful glyphs ... All letters are UC with the LC set having the thick vertical on the right. Has the same width as Changle N and Changle L so it can be used to increase visual impact of a text written with Changle.This is a clone of Changle N
I love the traditional French "Petit Beurre" biscuits made in Nantes on the French west coast where the Loire meets the Atlantic.
The biscuits are thin, crunchy, light, not too large, not very sweet, melt on the tongue, and biscuits very like the original can be made/baked quite easily.
The original biscuits have a limited range of letters, enough to write the name of the town, the factory and the type.
I spent some time looking at other type of the Victorian/Art Nouveau era until I had collected enough information to help me design the missing letters. I added the French diacritics (naturally ;) ) I think my additions look successful.
The square brackets [ and ] make a biscuit shape when used 'blank'.
Bon appetit, enjoy your "Biscuit de l'Ouest".This is a clone of Petit Biscuit
A decorative font to celebrate my birthday month :) Inspired by Art Deco elements I saw on a shop window and one of my early designercizes which thankfully I had kept private ;) because it was too muddle-messy to show.
I think that this version looks good enough to offer as my June freebee :D
Further diacritics will follow after summer.
Artsy kind of font. The name comes from: 1 thick line, 2 thin ones, another thick one, and letters are all lower case. Offering it for a week or so, to get feedback ;) before I make it private again (as I want to try adding Czech, Polish and Hebrew to this). There were a few challenges regarding heights but I think the balance is fine now and the glyphs still legible.
This design was inspired distantly by medieval manuscripts where the first letter of a paragraph (or a page) is much larger than the LC.
For names or first words in a sentence: type the UC then follow directly with the first of the desired LC; all following LC in that word, or indeed in any other usual LC word, will require 1x 'space' between each letter for legibility. Some combinations of UC-LC might look better if a 'space' is used after the UC, which of course eliminates the overlap I intended but will help visually.
I'll be offering this modern rectangular serif font to my class mates and friends when I meet them for an important anniversary of receiving our Abitur-Baccalaureat certificats.
There are some symbols and dingbats I want to add to this, after summer, hence no DL yet.
In June my class will celebrate an important anniversary of our Abitur-Baccalaureat certificates, and I'll be offering this font to my classmates and friends.
I'll add LatinA to this soon, hence no DL yet.
For April Fool's day I propose a font that requires some "fooling around". I hope that your brain will get your fingers working correctly ;) Beware of the punctuation. Have fun puzzling this out to write correct letters (yesyes it is possible)