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Having a Cast

 by nathanmwood
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Having a Cast
  • Currently 8.86919
8.9Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.9%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.0%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 35 votes
Last edit: 09.11.2013
Category: Display
671 downloads671%20downloads67118 comments18%20comments1858 glyphs58%20glyphs58A favorite of 61 usersA%20favorite%20of%2061%20users61This san serif, textured, bold font is inspired by the old cast iron type on train carts. When I discovered the old train carts down at the 'Bristol Harbour Railway' I was fascinated by these incredible forms. 

To create the structure of these characters I worked from one of the rubbings I took of a particularly nice iron plate and then scanned it into the computer to replicate the letters which where missing. I then printed this on to graph paper and transferred the bricks one by one to try and get the most accurate representation as possible.This%20san%20serif%2C%20textured%2C%20bold%20font%20is%20inspired%20by%20the%20old%20cast%20iron%20type%20on%20train%20carts.%20When%20I%20discovered%20the%20old%20train%20carts%20down%20at%20the%20%27Bristol%20Harbour%20Railway%27%20I%20was%20fascinated%20by%20these%20incredible%20forms.%20%0D%0A%0D%0ATo%20create%20the%20structure%20of%20these%20characters%20I%20worked%20from%20one%20of%20the%20rubbings%20I%20took%20of%20a%20particularly%20nice%20iron%20plate%20and%20then%20scanned%20it%20into%20the%20computer%20to%20replicate%20the%20letters%20which%20where%20missing.%20I%20then%20printed%20this%20on%20to%20graph%20paper%20and%20transferred%20the%20bricks%20one%20by%20one%20to%20try%20and%20get%20the%20most%20accurate%20representation%20as%20possible.

Janet

 by erikwinterburn
 
Janet
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8.8Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.8%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.6%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 7 votes
Last edit: 29.10.2012
Category: -
8 downloads8%20downloads83 comments3%20comments331 glyphs31%20glyphs31A favorite of 2 usersA%20favorite%20of%202%20users2a typeface centred around the key theme/word 'shadow'. I started looking at how the time of day effected the shape and the size of the subsequent shadow cast. However, I then moved onto the ideas of bevels and a more subtle shadow effect created by raised centres of the letterforms. The 'impossible triangle' effect came from a idea that was brought up in a critique about 'extending it and making it really elaborate'. The name is chosen because I think that typefaces should have friendly names.a%20typeface%20centred%20around%20the%20key%20theme%2Fword%20%27shadow%27.%20I%20started%20looking%20at%20how%20the%20time%20of%20day%20effected%20the%20shape%20and%20the%20size%20of%20the%20subsequent%20shadow%20cast.%20However%2C%20I%20then%20moved%20onto%20the%20ideas%20of%20bevels%20and%20a%20more%20subtle%20shadow%20effect%20created%20by%20raised%20centres%20of%20the%20letterforms.%20The%20%27impossible%20triangle%27%20effect%20came%20from%20a%20idea%20that%20was%20brought%20up%20in%20a%20critique%20about%20%27extending%20it%20and%20making%20it%20really%20elaborate%27.%20The%20name%20is%20chosen%20because%20I%20think%20that%20typefaces%20should%20have%20friendly%20names.

Cast A Dotted Shadow

 by ashleykirby
 
Cast A Dotted Shadow
  • Currently 8.69165
8.7Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.7%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E10.0%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 4 votes
Last edit: 05.12.2012
Category: -
9 downloads9%20downloads930 glyphs30%20glyphs30A favorite of 2 usersA%20favorite%20of%202%20users2Part 2 in a series. Best viewed small.

This is for my first project at uwe bristol, it was my first time using the software fontstruction. Influenced by a book named 'elsewhere'. It isn't completely finished and some letters are in the process of being changed. Extra characters coming soon...Part%202%20in%20a%20series.%20Best%20viewed%20small.%0D%0A%0D%0AThis%20is%20for%20my%20first%20project%20at%20uwe%20bristol%2C%20it%20was%20my%20first%20time%20using%20the%20software%20fontstruction.%20Influenced%20by%20a%20book%20named%20%27elsewhere%27.%20It%20isn%27t%20completely%20finished%20and%20some%20letters%20are%20in%20the%20process%20of%20being%20changed.%20Extra%20characters%20coming%20soon...

Cast A Shadow

 by ashleykirby
 
Cast A Shadow
  • Currently 8.37492
8.4Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.4%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.7%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 3 votes
Last edit: 05.12.2012
Category: -
8 downloads8%20downloads831 glyphs31%20glyphs31A favorite of 3 usersA%20favorite%20of%203%20users3This is for my first project at uwe bristol, it was my first time using the software fontstruction. Influenced by a book named 'elsewhere'. It isn't completely finished and some letters are in the process of being changed. Extra characters coming soon...This%20is%20for%20my%20first%20project%20at%20uwe%20bristol%2C%20it%20was%20my%20first%20time%20using%20the%20software%20fontstruction.%20Influenced%20by%20a%20book%20named%20%27elsewhere%27.%20It%20isn%27t%20completely%20finished%20and%20some%20letters%20are%20in%20the%20process%20of%20being%20changed.%20Extra%20characters%20coming%20soon...

Linotype® Didot Std Roman (Adobe)

by LinotypeFontShop.com
Linotype® Didot Std Roman (Adobe)
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