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The FontStruct Poster is now available

News | | November 15th, 2011

100 FontStruct posters are now on sale at Etsy. The price is 10€ plus postage for those whose work appears on the poster, and a madly reasonable 20€ plus postage for everyone else. All proceeds will go towards paying for the printing and admin costs. Any surplus will go towards the further development of FontStruct. You’ll find some preview images in this post. Click on them for larger versions.

FontStruct Poster Dot

The FontStruct Poster was created by Lorenz Fidel Huchthausen aka Tylo, Christian Klier, and Rob Meek in Berlin in 2011. Lorenz and Christian are both students at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee in Berlin. The poster features 129 distinctive modular glyphs from over 80 FontStructors laid out on the FontStruct grid. The emphasis is on celebrating the more, minimal, “classical” style of FontStructing, so no FontStructions which employ filters were included. A FontStruction – Exampla Sans Medium by Shasta – was used for setting the key and other additional text on the poster, and proved how wonderful FontStructions can look in print if tweaked appropriately (thank you optical kerning!).

FontStruct poster key detail

A limited edition of 150 posters was printed in October 2011 on 250g matt, coated paper by Pinguin Druck in Berlin, using the offset technique.  The posters are hand-stamped and numbered on the reverse side. 100 will be sold.

FontStruct poster detail

At 63.5cm x 100cm the posters are a few mm over “double royal” size.

FontStruct Poster Complete

As mentioned above, if your work appears on the poster (see list below*) you can use the coupon code “ONTHEPOSTER” at Etsy to get a 50% discount (on one poster only!!!). If you’re not on the poster, the poster is still a bargain at 20€. We’re based in Germany so shipping is not cheap  (5.40€ for Germany, 11.10€ for the EU and €16.60 for anywhere else). We’ll throw a few FontStruct stickers into the tube to hopefully compensate a bit for that. Please use the contact button on the FontStruct Etsy shop page if you have any questions about purchasing, including shipping costs for multiple posters (we can probably put multiple posters in a single tube).

The poster is an inspirational tribute to the fascination of the FontStruct grid and will make a wonderful addition to any FontStructor’s studio wall. Get them while they’re hot!

FontStruct poster detail

*Here are the usernames of FontStructors whose work is on the poster (in alphabetical order):

alexfulton, 3moDuDe, afrojet, andythebest123, aphoria, atarbeev, b boy stylez, bauermc, beate, bokuwatensai, cam.ill, caseycastille, CMunk, cwillmor, dczyz, djnippa, dpommella, eaq, Electric Keet, elltee, elmoyenique, Em42, emepar7, ex5s3, Font, fontcollector, Frodo7, funk_king, garphynk, geneus1, Goatmeal, gspace, gudbjorg_bubba, gueldenstern, guentersen, happypill, Helgi, hisham4444, igorrossi, inkway, intaglio, jcanham, jmarquez, JoeAllison, jpfaraco, jrdbnsn, JustinOperable, kekeh, kix, krystman, l3eer12, LexKominek, loboarches, Magic Sam, minimum, mrclash, nathancox, naveenchandru, nemoorange, Neoqueto, p2pnut, Parry, Qimplef, raiu, raketentim,redkitten, rixag, rubendmarques, saberrider, sbrunoj, Schafgans, shasta, Sketchbook B, sliveress, Snuggles, SquarePeg, ssaamm, strawberrymilk, swing_mr, thalamic, theterrible, TobiasMik, Tylo, Upixel, vertigokid, will.i.ૐ, zhuk

FontStruct poster detail


54 Comments

  1. CMunk

    Wow, great poster! I’ve just ordered one.

    I looked a bit and found my E from “musical notation” (the 32nd-note near the bottom). And then I found the S from my “Alien Double” as well. Thank you for featuring me twice!

    Comment by CMunk — November 15, 2011 #


  2. Rob Meek (meek)

    @Cmunk Glad you like the poster. I think you’ve got three glyphs on it.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 15, 2011 #


  3. elmoyenique

    Wow! What a gorgeous and great creation! Congrats to all for this wonderful poster. Thank you very much for include me (well, my fonts) in it, boss! What a gift! I want one of these just now! But, well, how can I use the coupon code “ONTHEPOSTER” to get it, pleaseeee? I don’t find how to put it in the Etsy FS page and the poster coast to me like a non-ontheposter person…

    Comment by elmoyenique — November 15, 2011 #


  4. elmoyenique

    Don’t worry, I found the right place!

    Comment by elmoyenique — November 15, 2011 #


  5. Electric Keet

    There’s an irony in the fact that, as far as I can tell, the one glyph of mine featured is from my Morse font (from way back before spacing was adjustable, even!) and just last night, I started work on a new version!

    Thanks for including me!

    Comment by Electric Keet — November 15, 2011 #


  6. cam.ill

    wow.. Nice work, love the grid effect!
    Found 1 from “in dust reality” and one from “pictales” Looking forward having this thing on my wall!

    Comment by cam.ill — November 15, 2011 #


  7. kix

    Wonderful!
    Of course i want one!
    What a great feeling to be part of this.
    thank you

    Comment by kix — November 15, 2011 #


  8. zhuk

    Nice work! I also found my big glyph “T” at the bottom. Thank you!

    Comment by zhuk — November 15, 2011 #


  9. Rob Meek (meek)

    @elmo Glad you found it. For anyone else who’s searching, it’s on the right of the “cart” page below “How you’ll pay”.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 15, 2011 #


  10. shasta

    Great poster! Would definitely make I nice christmas gift from me to myself…

    And I’m particularly honoured that you used Exempla for the additional text. Exactly the kind of application I had envisioned when designing the font, and the fact that I actually only noticed at second glance it was Exempla sort of proves how well fontstructions can work in ‘real-life’ context… (Even though I absolutely second the comment on optical kerning.)

    The only thing I have to complain about: Why the heck is Switzerland not included in EU countries?? I know that’s politically accurate, but paying 16.60€ (66% more than the price of the poster!) for shipping across one border just feels like plain discrimination of our bonding issues! ;)

    Comment by shasta — November 15, 2011 #


  11. Rob Meek (meek)

    @shasta Glad you like. It’s true the shipping costs are shockingly high especially to Switzerland, but I’m not aware of a straightforward alternative to DHL. Maybe you have a friend on the German side of the border. Or cheaper still, you can come and pick up a poster next time you’re in Berlin.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 15, 2011 #


  12. naveenchandru

    Oh Great! I love the poster. Thanks!
    I am getting one. :)

    Comment by naveenchandru — November 15, 2011 #


  13. will.i.ૐ

    Exempla Sans looks really great in this context. Congratulations, shasta! And congratulations to all the featured artist and – most of all – to the poster designers!

    Heh, but I wonder: What custom glyph did Tylo and co. use for my username?

    (I guess I will have to order one if I want to find out…damn those shipping charges!)

    Paging through my public works, I saw, “filters, filters, filters, more filters…” LOL. I can smile knowing there are a small band of brick stacks hiding amongst these poster glyphs.

    And thanks for finding one of my works that fits the design restrictions and including it. “F” is for “FontStruct”!

    So, when will you be releasing an “Expert Mode” poster? ;)

    Comment by will.i.ૐ — November 15, 2011 #


  14. fontcollector

    When I was invited to have my work included in the poster, I accepted immediately. Now that I’ve seen how great it looks, I’m so happy to have played a small part in its construction. My thanks to everyone who was involved in the project, and especially to you, Rob!
    –Dan

    Comment by fontcollector — November 15, 2011 #


  15. Rob Meek (meek)

    @will.i.ૐ I’m really sorry. I’ve just noticed there’s a mistake in the list of designers and in the emails sent out today. None of your glyphs are on the poster. Your work is undoubtedly some of the best and perhaps the most innovative of all on FontStruct. Your extensive use of filters was the only reason you’re work is not on the poster. Other great designs and FontStructors were also ignored for that reason, and sometimes simply because they didn’t fit into the crazy jigsaw that is the poster. My deepest apologies. I’m going to check that list now.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 15, 2011 #


  16. Rob Meek (meek)

    @will.i.ૐ I checked the list. Only two people were named whose glyphs are not actually on the poster. You, and me! Congratulations to our usurper Raketentim.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 15, 2011 #


  17. will.i.ૐ

    @meek: Really, no need for apologies! And thanks for the courtesy and respect of your sentiments.

    Even and especially if I were omitted – the stunning quilt-work design for this poster dictated the choices. I imagine some glyphs just screamed graphically for inclusion (and what a nostalgic journey to remember the sequence of release for many of these brilliant constructions). Some others, as you said, had to fit in like puzzle pieces. Well done on the designers part(s)!

    I do believe the third glyph in the lowest row is mine (More Latin Tragedy Titling Capitals’ “F”). There is such a nice range of styles represented; mine here could also be for “Formerly” or “Formality”.

    Comment by will.i.ૐ — November 15, 2011 #


  18. will.i.ૐ

    Actually, that should read: (More Latin Tragedy Titling Capitals’ “f”).

    Comment by will.i.ૐ — November 15, 2011 #


  19. Rob Meek (meek)

    @will.i.ૐ You’re right. The F is yours. The credit at the bottom of the poster is incorrect. You’re back on the list but there’s no undoing the ink on paper unfortunately. The glyph is credited to horrorhouse by kix which was on the poster but was later removed. A Tragedy indeed :-(

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 15, 2011 #


  20. igorrossi

    Thanks a lot, I just ordered mine.

    Comment by igorrossi — November 15, 2011 #


  21. aphoria

    Hey guys…it could worse! I’m paying about $13.80 USD (with the coupon code) and another $23.06 for shipping to the US!

    But it’s worth it!

    Comment by aphoria — November 15, 2011 #


  22. cablecomputer

    Oh, cool! Although I’m not see one of my fonts there, I’m still really like it!

    Comment by cablecomputer — November 15, 2011 #


  23. Rob Meek (meek)

    @cablecomputer Glad you like the poster! With over two thousand top picked FontStructions under consideration for the poster it was a nightmare choosing a group that fitted together. Also as work on the poster began almost a year ago, many more recent works were not considered.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 16, 2011 #


  24. p2pnut

    I love the poster … and the very idea of the poster. I have ordered mine and look forward to seeing it ‘in the flesh’.

    It will always be a visual reminder of the incredibly talented folk who make up the FS community.

    Regarding the P&P. Is that reflective of the postal rates in Germany? If so, it must be very difficult for businesses there. I just received (in the UK) a fairly heavy book from the US and the P&P was just £2.80 ($4.40 or 3.26 euros).

    I’m not complaining btw … just curious.

    Comment by p2pnut — November 16, 2011 #


  25. jmarquez

    Very nice! Its just a pity fonts with filters couldn’t be used, maybe next time. I’m thinking of ordering a copy myself, and hoping I can do it before they run out (only 28 available at the moment)

    Comment by jmarquez — November 16, 2011 #


  26. Rob Meek (meek)

    @p2pnut thanks for your order. Its waiting for the postman. I’m disappointed by the P&P costs as well. Maybe I should have made the poster more expensive to lessen the shock ;-) I think sending from the US is a lot cheaper, also large vendors (like Amazon) can probably negotiate special rates because they send such large volumes.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 16, 2011 #


  27. Rob Meek (meek)

    @jmarquez Only 50 posters were made available initially. Another 50 can be made available if needs be.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 16, 2011 #


  28. LexKominek

    Thanks for including me in this poster!

    I see the ‘Y’ from Bubblemania near the bottom right :-)

    Comment by LexKominek — November 16, 2011 #


  29. jmarquez

    I just completed my order! Don’t forget the FontStruct stickers ^^

    Comment by jmarquez — November 18, 2011 #


  30. JoeAllison

    This is great guys. Thanks for including me. Very proud to be a fontstructor! My copy’s in the post but as far as I can see I’ve got three glyphs {W, A and B} on it!

    Thanks guys,

    @joe_allison

    Comment by JoeAllison — November 21, 2011 #


  31. cam.ill

    Yeah! recieved the Posters.. Thanks, really love it and the print-and paper -quality is amazing! In my opinion the grid could have been a little thinner but that probably depends on taste and the distance you look at it. (there where no FS stickers tough)

    Comment by cam.ill — November 26, 2011 #


  32. Rob Meek (meek)

    @Camil Glad you like the poster. We do put stickers in every tube. I suspect they may have landed on the floor at customs – they could easily fall out if someone does open the tube. I’ll send you some more.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 27, 2011 #


  33. p2pnut

    Poster has arrived – great looking job. Now all I need is a large enough wall-space to put it on :)

    Comment by p2pnut — November 29, 2011 #


  34. Rob Meek (meek)

    @p2pnut Glad you got the poster. It’s (almost) a British Imperial format so it should fit perfectly on your English walls ;-) Anyone outside Europe got their’s yet?

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — November 29, 2011 #


  35. p2pnut

    It’s not the fault of the poster … just that any available space is already taken by paintings and prints. Nature ‘abhors a vacuum’ – and so does my wife! :-)

    Comment by p2pnut — November 30, 2011 #


  36. cam.ill

    Hey Rob. Thanks so much for the letter with the stickers!.. got it yesterday.

    Comment by cam.ill — December 1, 2011 #


  37. aphoria

    @meek I’m in the US…and still waiting. :(

    Comment by aphoria — December 1, 2011 #


  38. Rob Meek (meek)

    @aphoria. Thanks for the update. Your poster went out with DHL on November 17th. Shipping times are supposedly 10 to 14 days so I would hope it will be there soon. Let me know (by message) if you haven’t got anything by the end of next week.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — December 1, 2011 #


  39. naveenchandru

    @meek:I am in India. It reached my home yesterday. But, I am away from my home right now. Have to wait for a week to have a look at it. :(

    Comment by naveenchandru — December 1, 2011 #


  40. djnippa

    Not that it helps, but I got my poster last week. I’m in the UK. It took 4-5 days to arrive.

    Comment by djnippa — December 1, 2011 #


  41. Rob Meek (meek)

    @naveenchandru Hooray! The first FontStruct poster outside Europe arrives in India.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — December 1, 2011 #


  42. minimum

    It sucks not to have a credit card. Color me jealous. :-)

    Comment by minimum — December 2, 2011 #


  43. will.i.ૐ

    FontStructors Unite! —To purchase and send Ata a FontStruct poster! :~)

    Comment by will.i.ૐ — December 2, 2011 #


  44. jpfaraco

    Just received the poster this morning here in Brazil. Thanks so much for including my Bar Dot, and great job to all fontstructors who also got featured !

    Comment by jpfaraco — December 3, 2011 #


  45. thalamic

    Ohnonononono. That’s too kind. I’ll die of embarrassment.
    Please. Don’t.

    Your words are sentiment enough. :-)

    Comment by thalamic — December 4, 2011 #


  46. wurfle

    Is there a list of all the fonts used somewhere? I’d love to see the letters you didn’t choose from all of these amazing works.

    Comment by wurfle — December 4, 2011 #


  47. Toxic Dime

    This looks awesome, shame I don’t have a credit card
    Well, good work ppl from Fontstruct and good work fontstructers
    Keep up like that

    Comment by Toxic Dime — January 4, 2012 #


  48. SHF

    Speechless… Congratulations to all the authors whose fonts are present on the poster. This website and community offers visual enjoyment. Thanks to all of you involved in this wonderful project. Best wishes for this New year and many, many extraordinary new ideas and fonts.

    Comment by SHF — January 10, 2012 #


  49. MrVincent

    Can anyone tell me what font the Z is please?

    Comment by MrVincent — January 13, 2012 #


  50. MrVincent

    The Z above the rubik cube.

    Comment by MrVincent — January 13, 2012 #


  51. Rob Meek (meek)

    It’s Remigius Heavy by nemoorange

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — January 13, 2012 #


  52. elmoyenique

    Thanks, Rob: today I have the poster in my hands and It’s beautiful, woooonderful… My youngest son told me, “Dad, you’re the middle T of FontStruct”, and until then I had not seen the name at the poster, I was looking all glyphs except mine… This is a very beautiful and charming gift. Thanks, pals.

    Comment by elmoyenique — February 1, 2012 #


  53. _TJxTHEKID

    Are there any more? I want to buy one when the Etsy reopens…

    Comment by _TJxTHEKID — May 13, 2012 #


  54. Rob Meek (meek)

    There are more posters available. The Etsy shop will reopen in late July.

    Comment by Rob Meek (meek) — May 14, 2012 #