I genuinely enjoy creating fonts. Unfortunately, I have never had the extra $400.00 to shell out for Fontographer (which according to the demos and freeware is the only font editor that will run on any of my systems). I have been having fun with these free online font tools, and Fonstruct is among the best. I also design websites and graphics, I sell domains and hosting. Plus, I have a few other online ventures. I admin the Web Design and Development Group which has a presence at Google Groups as well as Facebook. But my main pursuit is art and challenging myself to be the artist I am (and keep improving). I have really enjoyed FontStruct so far, and I will stick around as long as I feel I am a part of this community, as I had learned some great things, was happy with my progress and excited about my projects and future. But need feedback on my work to feel that I am a part of this artist's community, as well.
Stormy was inspired by a font used often by the Sioux Falls Storm (Ten National Indoor Football League Championships). This one is not based on their logo, but the font and numbers used on the jerseys the team wears.
Clone of Sketchy [the font here was previously named Zmoothed Zketchy, & 'Zketchy Zmoothed Caps (Preview)' was spawned from it, but I decided I liked 'Sketchy Ink' to make it a sort of family name].
As two or three people have expressed interest and encouragement with this project, I can easily say that is my most anticipated font to date. ;)
I renamed it and smoothed out its pixelated origins. I hope you like it. If you use it, I'd love to hear about it (but that's not required).
OK, July 4th (USA's Independence Day) 2014 and I'm going to release/publish it. I still have some characters to smooth the jagies out of, but all of the upper and lower case basic latin letter set characters are done, and some of the punctuation, as well (the same punctuation as the preview I released with the upper case letters). Happy Birthday, U.S.!
Of course, it's not done yet. Right now the Basic Latin letterset and the © are done. I think the TM, TEL and SM symbols, and perhaps my logo. But I wanted to make sure that a couple of people knew I was working on it.
The numbers are simple cards with dots because I am still using this font to protest our poor education system, and how my son works way too hard at math in order to learn because we teach our kids so terribly poorly (which is why we rank so poor in education against the rest of the world, and why we have so many ignorant people in America).This is a clone of Sketchy
Restyled clone of Mothership (with no alternates so that this particular style edit is more solid).
This variant makes a departure from the inspiration of the logo and simply tries to tie it all up neatly in a style that is more closely associated with the used on the 'Celebration Day' album. more specifically, Dirigible uses the P and p that is shaped more like the R, r, D and d. I extended the leg of the J, N and P (in the style of the M).
I narrowed the T, U, V and W, then added a long leg to the W and w.
I've added half a block to the underline so that on the lowercase letter underlines will overlap the L and Z and there is no gap.
So that we can still use the lowercase characters whether they follow an L or Z or not, I am getting rid of the end quasi-serifs there (which usually completed the end foot of the L or Z). This should make the font more usable.
I opened up the space between the top and middle cross leg of the B, b, E, e, F and f so that it is more legible at smaller sizes. That created certain alignment problems, so I nixed the second crossbar of the A, a, H, h and 4, then I aligned the remaining crossbar with the others.
I'm not sure where to put the end serif. I was thinking the non-breaking space, but that would destroy some functionality. But I want it easily accessible. I decided to make a period that would work and maybe do double duty as a period. Hope that works.
I took the extra alternates out of this one and added some accented letters in this same style, this time.
I started making a variety of letters that the system didn't copy letters to, as well (just playing with it).This is a clone of Mothership
Clone of vengeance 2012.
It's supposed to look like someone took their finger and smeared the center line of all of the letters. Smooshed or smudged? Smush!
July 14th, 2014: Added my initials and logo in the Specials letter set (along with all the other artists' initials and/or icon/avatar), and the TM, TEL and SM symbols in the Letterlike Symbols letter set.This is a clone of vengeance 2012