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Slink

 by geneus1
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Slink
  • Currently 7.93777
7.9Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E7.9%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E8.1%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 17 votes
Last edit: 30.06.2009
Category: Display, Stencil
85 downloads85%20downloads8510 comments10%20comments1042 glyphs42%20glyphs42A favorite of 20 usersA%20favorite%20of%2020%20users20A tribute to Josef Albers: inadvertently inspired by saberrider and afrojet. 

This font totally happened by accident. Recently, saberrider created steep, which uses a 2.0 x 1.11 filter setting to smoothly blend the quarter-circle bricks into the triangles. After saberrider created his experimental variable scale fontstruction, it lead me to revisit an abandoned work I did from last year that was done in a similar scale. After getting over the initial disgust of looking at the dismal failure, I started tweaking. Then I decided to tweak the letters instead. It became apparent that I could create a stencil type font that also looked like Josef Alber's font. Coincidentally, Saberrider also has a variation with fontstract,
and of course, that Stewf guy has his own family of Leaflets. ;-) Afrojet's sessions came into play in creating some of the letter forms, especially the numerals. The final filter setting became 1.638 x 1.08, which created a nice fusion of the curved and triangular bricks, but was also naturally inclined to necessitate the vertical divide on each glyph. The rest flowed rather easily from there. Here's to more happy accidents. =)

The sample is also a tribute to Alber's color theory, showing the names in identical colors, which, when juxtaposed over contrasting colors tricks the eye into thinking the bottom name is darker than the top.

The following Josef Albers quote can relate to all things creative, like fontstructing, not just color: 

"It should be clear by now that our way of studying color does not start with the past - neither with works of the past nor with its theories.

As we begin principally with the material, color itself, and its action and interaction as registered in our minds, we practice first and mainly a study of ourselves.

Thus, we replace looking backward by looking first at ourselves and our surroundings, and replace retrospection with introspection."

- Josef Albers
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Leaflet Wide Stem

 by Stewf
This FontStruction was selected by FontStruct staff.This%20FontStruction%20was%20selected%20by%20FontStruct%20staff.  
Leaflet Wide Stem
  • Currently 7.11357
7.1Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E7.1%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E7.1%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 25 votes
Last edit: 13.05.2009
Category: Display
511 downloads511%20downloads51138 glyphs38%20glyphs38A favorite of 8 usersA%20favorite%20of%208%20users8Wider stem for smaller point sizes.
See the Leaflet Family.Wider%20stem%20for%20smaller%20point%20sizes.%0D%0A%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Fgallery%2F2%2Fall%2Fhighest_rated%2F0%2Fleaflet%22%3ESee%20the%20Leaflet%20Family.%3C%2Fa%3E

Leaflet Stem

 by Stewf
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Leaflet Stem
  • Currently 7.09546
7.1Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E7.1%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E7.0%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 20 votes
Last edit: 22.06.2009
Category: Display
751 downloads751%20downloads7513 comments3%20comments338 glyphs38%20glyphs38A favorite of 22 usersA%20favorite%20of%2022%20users22With thanks to simple-deux for the idea of a vertical gap.


See the entire Leaflet Family.With%20thanks%20to%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2Fsimple_deux_1%22%3Esimple-deux%3C%2Fa%3E%20for%20the%20idea%20of%20a%20vertical%20gap.%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Fgallery%2F2%2Fall%2Fhighest_rated%2F0%2Fleaflet%22%3ESee%20the%20entire%20Leaflet%20Family.%3C%2Fa%3E

Leaflet Gap

 by Stewf
This FontStruction was selected by FontStruct staff.This%20FontStruction%20was%20selected%20by%20FontStruct%20staff.  
Leaflet Gap
  • Currently 7.68827
7.7Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E7.7%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E7.7%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 100 votes
Last edit: 15.06.2009
Category: Display
2559 downloads2559%20downloads255917 comments17%20comments1738 glyphs38%20glyphs38A favorite of 114 usersA%20favorite%20of%20114%20users114Much like MinimalBloc, Leaflet works better when the modular pieces are revealed.

See the entire Leaflet Family.Much%20like%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2Fminimalblocgap%22%3EMinimalBloc%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2Fleaflet%22%3ELeaflet%3C%2Fa%3E%20works%20better%20when%20the%20modular%20pieces%20are%20revealed.%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Fgallery%2F2%2Fall%2Fhighest_rated%2F0%2Fleaflet%22%3ESee%20the%20entire%20Leaflet%20Family.%3C%2Fa%3E

Leaflet

 by Stewf
This FontStruction was selected by FontStruct staff.This%20FontStruction%20was%20selected%20by%20FontStruct%20staff.  
Leaflet
  • Currently 6.50003
6.5Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E6.5%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E6.4%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 24 votes
Last edit: 16.06.2009
Category: Display
568 downloads568%20downloads56838 glyphs38%20glyphs38A favorite of 1 userA%20favorite%20of%201%20user1A tender little geometric thing, inspired in equal parts by nature and the Bauhaus. Lowercase only for now.

A variation that reveals the bricks is also available.


Now more variations. See the Leaflet Family.A%20tender%20little%20geometric%20thing%2C%20inspired%20in%20equal%20parts%20by%20nature%20and%20the%20Bauhaus.%20Lowercase%20only%20for%20now.%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2Fleaflet_gap%22%3EA%20variation%3C%2Fa%3E%20that%20reveals%20the%20bricks%20is%20also%20available.%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%3Cbr%20%2F%3E%0D%0ANow%20more%20variations.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Fgallery%2F2%2Fall%2Fhighest_rated%2F0%2Fleaflet%22%3ESee%20the%20Leaflet%20Family.%3C%2Fa%3E

Ratio Regular OT

by p.s.typeFontShop.com
Ratio Regular OT
Some fonts you just can’t FontStruct. Try a non-modular typeface from FontShop.com