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fs Turn Off the Sun

 by minimum
 
fs Turn Off the Sun
  • Currently 9.26035
9.3Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E9.3%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.8%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 12 votes
Last edit: 01.04.2014
Category: -
11 downloads11%20downloads1110 comments10%20comments1079 glyphs79%20glyphs79A favorite of 6 usersA%20favorite%20of%206%20users6FluorescentIncandescentFluorescent%3Cbr%3EIncandescent

fs Patterns — Layers

 by thalamic
 
fs Patterns — Layers
  • Currently 8.99712
9.0Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E9.0%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. 6 votes
Last edit: 05.06.2013
Category: Monospaced
12 downloads12%20downloads126 comments6%20comments649 glyphs49%20glyphs49A favorite of 4 usersA%20favorite%20of%204%20users4Dedicated to Mr. will.i.ૐ. It was his idea really.Build your own patterns by layering different letters one on top of other.Xs on uppercase A-Rcorresponding Os on lowercase a-r1-6 are progressive arrows outS T s t center fills7 8 idunnosomethingDedicated%20to%20%3Cb%3EMr.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.com%2Ffontstructors%2Fwill_i%22%3Ewill.i.%E0%AB%90%3C%2Fa%3E%3C%2Fb%3E.%20It%20was%20his%20idea%20really.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EBuild%20your%20own%20patterns%20by%20layering%20different%20letters%20one%20on%20top%20of%20other.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EXs%20on%20uppercase%20A-R%3Cbr%3Ecorresponding%20Os%20on%20lowercase%20a-r%3Cbr%3E1-6%20are%20progressive%20arrows%20out%3Cbr%3ES%20T%20s%20t%20center%20fills%3Cbr%3E7%208%20idunnosomething

fs Patterns - Quarters

 by thalamic
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fs Patterns - Quarters
  • Currently 8.65895
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%3E9.1%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 11 votes
Last edit: 04.06.2013
Category: Picture/Symbol
30 downloads30%20downloads309 comments9%20comments925 glyphs25%20glyphs25A favorite of 15 usersA%20favorite%20of%2015%20users15:-)More to come.%3A-%29%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EMore%20to%20come.

fs Permutation B I

 by thalamic
 
fs Permutation B I
  • Currently 9.16895
9.2Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E9.2%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. 8 votes
Last edit: 06.05.2013
Category: -
11 downloads11%20downloads1112 comments12%20comments1244 glyphs44%20glyphs44A favorite of 8 usersA%20favorite%20of%208%20users8Permutation: The act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements.One font, two different brick combinations.Picking any two bricks from the 211 available gives a total possible combinations of 22155 (211C2) different fonts. Counting a certain kinds of bricks as one--all four 45degree, for instance--gives 36 unique bricks, resulting in 2211 (67C2) unique combinations or fonts.In this font, if the bricks are swapped with each other, the result will be a different font. Hence order of the bricks matter. In which case, nCr (combinations) is not the right choice. What's needed is nPr (permutations). 211P2 gives 44310 permutations and a 67P2 gives 4422 permutations.So, at a minimum, 4422 fonts are possible with the current implementation of FontStruct, with just this particular layout of bricks.Staggering.—Updated May 6, 2013-----This new version is not strictly a permutation of the previous set. This B set uses one brick for the background and three, sometimes four, bricks for the letters. Let's see what new permutations are possible out of this one.

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fs Permutation IX

 by will.i.ૐ
 
fs Permutation IX
  • Currently 9.08247
9.1Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E9.1%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.9%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 8 votes
Cloned from fs Permutation ICloned from fs Permutation I
Last edit: 15.09.2011
Category: -
43 downloads43%20downloads435 comments5%20comments544 glyphs44%20glyphs44A favorite of 7 usersA%20favorite%20of%207%20users7Permutation IX: octahedral totem emboss on raised text achieved through 1/4 brick stagger of similar custom composite.
>> thalamic’s description (with edit)
Permutation: The act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements.
One font, two different brick combinations.
Picking any two bricks from the 169 available gives a total possible combinations of 14196 (169C2) different fonts. Counting a certain kinds of bricks as one--all four 45degree, for instance--gives 36 unique bricks, resulting in 630 (36C2) unique combinations or fonts.
In this font, if the bricks are swapped with each other, the result will be a different font. Hence order of the bricks matter. In which case, nCr (combinations) is not the right choice. What's needed is nPr (permutations). 169P2 gives 28392 permutations and a 36P2 gives 1260 permutations.
So, at a minimum, 1260 fonts are possible with the current implementation of FontStruct, with just this particular layout of bricks.
This whole permuatation thing is so fun and easy to play around with. The original fs Permutation series worked with just the bricks that were available by default. Since then, the FontStructor has evolved, allowing for, in part, custom bricks. This new permutation was not possible before. This one is created just to show that custom bricks can be dragged and dropped on top of the existing ones replacing the standard bricks. The bricks used here are [edit:1/4 brick staggered identical custom composites] .Clone it and play around.Instructions1. Select a brick from the standard bricks or create your own custom brick.2. Click and drag it to the brick in the first position in My Bricks until that brick turns gray.3. Release.4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the brick in the second position in My Bricks.Learn. Enjoy. Share your permutation.Permutation%20IX%3A%20octahedral%20totem%20emboss%20on%20raised%20text%20achieved%20through%201%2F4%20brick%20stagger%20of%20similar%20custom%20composite.%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%3Ci%3E%3E%3E%20thalamic%E2%80%99s%20description%20%28with%20edit%29%3C%2Fi%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3EPermutation%3A%20The%20act%20of%20changing%20the%20arrangement%20of%20a%20given%20number%20of%20elements.%0D%0A%3Cp%3EOne%20font%2C%20two%20different%20brick%20combinations.%0D%0A%3Cp%3EPicking%20any%20two%20bricks%20from%20the%20169%20available%20gives%20a%20total%20possible%20combinations%20of%2014196%20%28169C2%29%20different%20fonts.%20Counting%20a%20certain%20kinds%20of%20bricks%20as%20one--all%20four%2045degree%2C%20for%20instance--gives%2036%20unique%20bricks%2C%20resulting%20in%20630%20%2836C2%29%20unique%20combinations%20or%20fonts.%0D%0A%3Cp%3EIn%20this%20font%2C%20if%20the%20bricks%20are%20swapped%20with%20each%20other%2C%20the%20result%20will%20be%20a%20different%20font.%20Hence%20order%20of%20the%20bricks%20matter.%20In%20which%20case%2C%20nCr%20%28combinations%29%20is%20not%20the%20right%20choice.%20What%27s%20needed%20is%20nPr%20%28permutations%29.%20169P2%20gives%2028392%20permutations%20and%20a%2036P2%20gives%201260%20permutations.%0D%0A%3Cp%3ESo%2C%20at%20a%20minimum%2C%201260%20fonts%20are%20possible%20with%20the%20current%20implementation%20of%20FontStruct%2C%20with%20just%20this%20particular%20layout%20of%20bricks.%0D%0AThis%20whole%20%3Cb%3Epermuatation%3C%2Fb%3E%20thing%20is%20so%20fun%20and%20easy%20to%20play%20around%20with.%20The%20original%20fs%20Permutation%20series%20worked%20with%20just%20the%20bricks%20that%20were%20available%20by%20default.%20Since%20then%2C%20the%20FontStructor%20has%20evolved%2C%20allowing%20for%2C%20in%20part%2C%20custom%20bricks.%20This%20new%20%3Ci%3Epermutation%3C%2Fi%3E%20was%20not%20possible%20before.%20This%20one%20is%20created%20just%20to%20show%20that%20custom%20bricks%20can%20be%20dragged%20and%20dropped%20on%20top%20of%20the%20existing%20ones%20replacing%20the%20standard%20bricks.%20The%20bricks%20used%20here%20are%20%3Cb%3E%5Bedit%3A%3C%2Fb%3E1%2F4%20brick%20staggered%20identical%20custom%20composites%5D%20.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EClone%20it%20and%20play%20around.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3EInstructions%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%3E1.%20Select%20a%20brick%20from%20the%20standard%20bricks%20or%20create%20your%20own%20custom%20brick.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E2.%20Click%20and%20drag%20it%20to%20the%20brick%20in%20the%20first%20position%20in%20%3Cb%3EMy%20Bricks%3C%2Fb%3E%20until%20that%20brick%20turns%20gray.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E3.%20Release.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E4.%20Repeat%20steps%201-3%20for%20the%20brick%20in%20the%20second%20position%20in%20%3Cb%3EMy%20Bricks%3C%2Fb%3E.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3ELearn.%20Enjoy.%20Share%20your%20permutation.%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E

fs Permutation VIII

 by will.i.ૐ
 
fs Permutation VIII
  • Currently 8.27257
8.3Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.3%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. 2 votes
Cloned from fs Permutation ICloned from fs Permutation I
Last edit: 12.09.2011
Category: -
17 downloads17%20downloads173 comments3%20comments344 glyphs44%20glyphs44A favorite of 4 usersA%20favorite%20of%204%20users4Permutation VIII: dual weave pattern + character stroke via composite bricks, 2:2 advanced filtering.
>> thalamic’s description (with edit)
Permutation: The act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements.
One font, two different brick combinations.
Picking any two bricks from the 169 available gives a total possible combinations of 14196 (169C2) different fonts. Counting a certain kinds of bricks as one--all four 45degree, for instance--gives 36 unique bricks, resulting in 630 (36C2) unique combinations or fonts.
In this font, if the bricks are swapped with each other, the result will be a different font. Hence order of the bricks matter. In which case, nCr (combinations) is not the right choice. What's needed is nPr (permutations). 169P2 gives 28392 permutations and a 36P2 gives 1260 permutations.
So, at a minimum, 1260 fonts are possible with the current implementation of FontStruct, with just this particular layout of bricks.
This whole permuatation thing is so fun and easy to play around with. The original fs Permutation series worked with just the bricks that were available by default. Since then, the FontStructor has evolved, allowing for, in part, custom bricks. This new permutation was not possible before. This one is created just to show that custom bricks can be dragged and dropped on top of the existing ones replacing the standard bricks. The bricks used here are [edit: custom composites] .Clone it and play around.Instructions1. Select a brick from the standard bricks or create your own custom brick.2. Click and drag it to the brick in the first position in My Bricks until that brick turns gray.3. Release.4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the brick in the second position in My Bricks.Learn. Enjoy. Share your permutation.Permutation%20VIII%3A%20dual%20weave%20pattern%20%2B%20character%20stroke%20via%20composite%20bricks%2C%202%3A2%20advanced%20filtering.%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%3Ci%3E%3E%3E%20thalamic%E2%80%99s%20description%20%28with%20edit%29%3C%2Fi%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3EPermutation%3A%20The%20act%20of%20changing%20the%20arrangement%20of%20a%20given%20number%20of%20elements.%0D%0A%3Cp%3EOne%20font%2C%20two%20different%20brick%20combinations.%0D%0A%3Cp%3EPicking%20any%20two%20bricks%20from%20the%20169%20available%20gives%20a%20total%20possible%20combinations%20of%2014196%20%28169C2%29%20different%20fonts.%20Counting%20a%20certain%20kinds%20of%20bricks%20as%20one--all%20four%2045degree%2C%20for%20instance--gives%2036%20unique%20bricks%2C%20resulting%20in%20630%20%2836C2%29%20unique%20combinations%20or%20fonts.%0D%0A%3Cp%3EIn%20this%20font%2C%20if%20the%20bricks%20are%20swapped%20with%20each%20other%2C%20the%20result%20will%20be%20a%20different%20font.%20Hence%20order%20of%20the%20bricks%20matter.%20In%20which%20case%2C%20nCr%20%28combinations%29%20is%20not%20the%20right%20choice.%20What%27s%20needed%20is%20nPr%20%28permutations%29.%20169P2%20gives%2028392%20permutations%20and%20a%2036P2%20gives%201260%20permutations.%0D%0A%3Cp%3ESo%2C%20at%20a%20minimum%2C%201260%20fonts%20are%20possible%20with%20the%20current%20implementation%20of%20FontStruct%2C%20with%20just%20this%20particular%20layout%20of%20bricks.%0D%0AThis%20whole%20%3Cb%3Epermuatation%3C%2Fb%3E%20thing%20is%20so%20fun%20and%20easy%20to%20play%20around%20with.%20The%20original%20fs%20Permutation%20series%20worked%20with%20just%20the%20bricks%20that%20were%20available%20by%20default.%20Since%20then%2C%20the%20FontStructor%20has%20evolved%2C%20allowing%20for%2C%20in%20part%2C%20custom%20bricks.%20This%20new%20%3Ci%3Epermutation%3C%2Fi%3E%20was%20not%20possible%20before.%20This%20one%20is%20created%20just%20to%20show%20that%20custom%20bricks%20can%20be%20dragged%20and%20dropped%20on%20top%20of%20the%20existing%20ones%20replacing%20the%20standard%20bricks.%20The%20bricks%20used%20here%20are%20%3Cb%3E%5Bedit%3A%3C%2Fb%3E%20custom%20composites%5D%20.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EClone%20it%20and%20play%20around.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3EInstructions%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%3E1.%20Select%20a%20brick%20from%20the%20standard%20bricks%20or%20create%20your%20own%20custom%20brick.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E2.%20Click%20and%20drag%20it%20to%20the%20brick%20in%20the%20first%20position%20in%20%3Cb%3EMy%20Bricks%3C%2Fb%3E%20until%20that%20brick%20turns%20gray.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E3.%20Release.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E4.%20Repeat%20steps%201-3%20for%20the%20brick%20in%20the%20second%20position%20in%20%3Cb%3EMy%20Bricks%3C%2Fb%3E.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3ELearn.%20Enjoy.%20Share%20your%20permutation.%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E

fs Permutation V

 by thalamic
This FontStruction was selected by FontStruct staff.This%20FontStruction%20was%20selected%20by%20FontStruct%20staff.  
fs Permutation V
  • Currently 8.29052
8.3Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.3%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E8.6%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 12 votes
Last edit: 10.09.2011
Category: -
32 downloads32%20downloads322 comments2%20comments244 glyphs44%20glyphs44A favorite of 7 usersA%20favorite%20of%207%20users7Permutation: The act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements.One font, two different brick combinations.Picking any two bricks from the 169 available gives a total possible combinations of 14196 (169C2) different fonts. Counting a certain kinds of bricks as one--all four 45degree, for instance--gives 36 unique bricks, resulting in 630 (36C2) unique combinations or fonts.In this font, if the bricks are swapped with each other, the result will be a different font. Hence order of the bricks matter. In which case, nCr (combinations) is not the right choice. What's needed is nPr (permutations). 169P2 gives 28392 permutations and a 36P2 gives 1260 permutations.So, at a minimum, 1260 fonts are possible with the current implementation of FontStruct, with just this particular layout of bricks.Staggering.Permutation%3A%20The%20act%20of%20changing%20the%20arrangement%20of%20a%20given%20number%20of%20elements.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EOne%20font%2C%20two%20different%20brick%20combinations.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EPicking%20any%20two%20bricks%20from%20the%20169%20available%20gives%20a%20total%20possible%20combinations%20of%2014196%20%28169C2%29%20different%20fonts.%20Counting%20a%20certain%20kinds%20of%20bricks%20as%20one--all%20four%2045degree%2C%20for%20instance--gives%2036%20unique%20bricks%2C%20resulting%20in%20630%20%2836C2%29%20unique%20combinations%20or%20fonts.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EIn%20this%20font%2C%20if%20the%20bricks%20are%20swapped%20with%20each%20other%2C%20the%20result%20will%20be%20a%20different%20font.%20Hence%20order%20of%20the%20bricks%20matter.%20In%20which%20case%2C%20nCr%20%28combinations%29%20is%20not%20the%20right%20choice.%20What%27s%20needed%20is%20nPr%20%28permutations%29.%20169P2%20gives%2028392%20permutations%20and%20a%2036P2%20gives%201260%20permutations.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3ESo%2C%20at%20a%20minimum%2C%201260%20fonts%20are%20possible%20with%20the%20current%20implementation%20of%20FontStruct%2C%20with%20just%20this%20particular%20layout%20of%20bricks.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3EStaggering.

fs Instant [Logos À Gogo]

 by thalamic
This FontStruction was selected by FontStruct staff.This%20FontStruction%20was%20selected%20by%20FontStruct%20staff.  
fs Instant [Logos À Gogo]
  • Currently 8.37901
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%3E8.6%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 19 votes
Last edit: 14.09.2011
Category: Display, Pixel Optimized
70 downloads70%20downloads7014 comments14%20comments1455 glyphs55%20glyphs55A favorite of 19 usersA%20favorite%20of%2019%20users19This fontstruction was started a long time ago. Yesterday, being bored (or something), I randomly clicked on page 7 of My FontStructions and found this. Being bored (or something), I clicked Edit.

Back in February 2010, I was able to take this fs only so far and came to a halt owing to geometry and FontStructor limitations. Those limitations, for the most part, seemed to have disappeared in the intervening time. I must've felt encouraged as I've been working on this fs all day today. As it turns out, when you work on something long enough, something will emerge. Et voilà. (I jest. ;)

Oh the soap box syndrome!

Visual aesthetics require two elements, namely, art and design. Let's examine each, shall we, the better to understand whence this came from and to what purpose.

Art has as many meanings as there are people giving them. For me, art is that visual that appeals to one, the stress being on 'one', and serves no practical purpose. Design, on the other hand, by definition*, must serve some purpose, must be reasonably attractive to those for who it is intended, and must stay within the limitation (whether explicit or implicit) of all that is (or will be) involved.

This and every other fontstruction, being visual in nature, has an element of art in it. Keeping the above art definition in mind, and as far as this fs is concerned, the art was my personal aspiration to try to do a diagonal stem of the A and the M and have the rest of the letters in such formation so that they fit like a glove with the A and M (without any effort on the user's part — but that jumps ahead to design). The February 2010 version of the FontStructor allowed me to achieve that very well. The art part was a start (yes, sorry, I couldn't resist the rhyme).

In my experience, any visual thing, no matter how simple or complex; no matter how involved or not; how unique or generic; how &c. and &c. may be termed art as if any one person appreciates it, it is art, albeit to that person only. So, I am satisfied how this fs looks, so the art is done. Also as per my personal experience, design is a much harder, difficult, involved element of getting something done right that also requires appropriate technical know-how to see it to fruition. The February 2010 version of the FontStructor did not allow the 'fit like a glove without user intervention' part. This morning when I started working on this fs, the September 2011 version of the FontStructor allowed me to do almost all that I wanted it to. (I say 'almost' because there were one or two custom bricks I required that I was unable to achieve, quite possibly due to my own inability).

The design confine [—if art gets a rhyme, so shall design—], with every letter overlapping just so, required quite a lot of geometric manipulation (not particularly apparent) to make sure any two letters fitted in properly. It got tedious quick fast in-a-hurry typing out manual kerning pairs (AM, ST, &c.). I had to type out all kerning pairs (AB, AC…RI, RJ, RK…SM, SN, SO…VS, VT, VY…ZZ…&c.) in Word (utilizing handy Replace functionality to speed kerning pair creation) and test every possible pair (even ones that are likely never to be used in reality—QK, for instance). 

This being a design exercise, there had to be a purpose. My thinking was, staying within the limitations created by the art part, the font should work as an instant logo delivery system. Type a word in fs Instant—and, hey presto!, Logo (a gogo).  It’s up to you to decide if I succeeded.

PS: I have no idea what ‘à gogo’ means. ;-)

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fs Arc Test 2:2

 by minimum
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fs Arc Test 2:2
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Last edit: 23.08.2011
Tags: V10
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33 downloads33%20downloads3328 comments28%20comments2892 glyphs92%20glyphs92A favorite of 13 usersA%20favorite%20of%2013%20users13Clone of fs Arc Test 1:1, which was started on Fri, 27th August, 11:59 AM 2010.

As simple as this fs may appear to be, it was much more complex to pull off. The curves and angles just did not match. The original version was at filter 1:1. Today--after a long time--I had enough free time to play around. Cloned and upped the filter to 2:2 (well, 1.75:1.75 to be exact). The 0.25 offset was initially put into place for the creative process, just so I know which brick was where. The breaks became a design element somewhere along the way. That caused additional brick placement problems. A full 2:2 filter would have made things much easier. Regardless, I am reasonably satisfied with the outcome. Needless to say, each glyph went through a whole bunch of iterations before settling on what's currently visible. Not all turned out good. The 'V', for instance. Who knows, better solutions may exist.

Take a square, split it horizontally, vertically and diagonally. This gives just 16 line segments to work with. I have a book where the author lists every possible combination of those 16 line segments. That gives a staggering 65535 total possibilities. And that's just straight lines. I mention this because the uppercase grid here is 6×8=48 bricks (counting one 2:2 brick as 4 1:1 bricks). Then there is the possibility of using a whole slew of 4×4 brick shape. I am not even going to attempt to figure out how many total possible combinations that makes but I am sure it is a number much larger than 65535.

The point is, with so many possible brick combinations, better solutions most probably exist. I just may be too narrow-minded to visualize them.Clone%20of%20fs%20Arc%20Test%201%3A1%2C%20which%20was%20started%20on%20Fri%2C%2027th%20August%2C%2011%3A59%20AM%202010.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AAs%20simple%20as%20this%20fs%20may%20appear%20to%20be%2C%20it%20was%20much%20more%20complex%20to%20pull%20off.%20The%20curves%20and%20angles%20just%20did%20not%20match.%20The%20original%20version%20was%20at%20filter%201%3A1.%20Today--after%20a%20long%20time--I%20had%20enough%20free%20time%20to%20play%20around.%20Cloned%20and%20upped%20the%20filter%20to%202%3A2%20%28well%2C%201.75%3A1.75%20to%20be%20exact%29.%20The%200.25%20offset%20was%20initially%20put%20into%20place%20for%20the%20creative%20process%2C%20just%20so%20I%20know%20which%20brick%20was%20where.%20The%20breaks%20became%20a%20design%20element%20somewhere%20along%20the%20way.%20That%20caused%20additional%20brick%20placement%20problems.%20A%20full%202%3A2%20filter%20would%20have%20made%20things%20much%20easier.%20Regardless%2C%20I%20am%20reasonably%20satisfied%20with%20the%20outcome.%20Needless%20to%20say%2C%20each%20glyph%20went%20through%20a%20whole%20bunch%20of%20iterations%20before%20settling%20on%20what%27s%20currently%20visible.%20Not%20all%20turned%20out%20good.%20The%20%27V%27%2C%20for%20instance.%20Who%20knows%2C%20better%20solutions%20may%20exist.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ATake%20a%20square%2C%20split%20it%20horizontally%2C%20vertically%20and%20diagonally.%20This%20gives%20just%2016%20line%20segments%20to%20work%20with.%20I%20have%20a%20book%20where%20the%20author%20lists%20every%20possible%20combination%20of%20those%2016%20line%20segments.%20That%20gives%20a%20staggering%2065535%20total%20possibilities.%20And%20that%27s%20just%20straight%20lines.%20I%20mention%20this%20because%20the%20uppercase%20grid%20here%20is%206%C3%978%3D48%20bricks%20%28counting%20one%202%3A2%20brick%20as%204%201%3A1%20bricks%29.%20Then%20there%20is%20the%20possibility%20of%20using%20a%20whole%20slew%20of%204%C3%974%20brick%20shape.%20I%20am%20not%20even%20going%20to%20attempt%20to%20figure%20out%20how%20many%20total%20possible%20combinations%20that%20makes%20but%20I%20am%20sure%20it%20is%20a%20number%20much%20larger%20than%2065535.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AThe%20point%20is%2C%20with%20so%20many%20possible%20brick%20combinations%2C%20better%20solutions%20most%20probably%20exist.%20I%20just%20may%20be%20too%20narrow-minded%20to%20visualize%20them.

fs no kerning required

 by thalamic
 
fs no kerning required
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8.6Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.6%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.3%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 7 votes
Last edit: 31.07.2011
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28 downloads28%20downloads285 comments5%20comments529 glyphs29%20glyphs29A favorite of 10 usersA%20favorite%20of%2010%20users10The idea came from the Unify game on the iOS and the availability of the arc bricks. The rest happened on its own. I was just the vessel. I don't know where else to go with it at the moment.The%20idea%20came%20from%20the%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creativeapplications.net%2Fgames%2Funify-iphone-preview%2F%22%3EUnify%3C%2Fa%3E%20game%20on%20the%20iOS%20and%20the%20availability%20of%20the%20arc%20bricks.%20The%20rest%20happened%20on%20its%20own.%20I%20was%20just%20the%20vessel.%20I%20don%27t%20know%20where%20else%20to%20go%20with%20it%20at%20the%20moment.

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