Candelabra

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A 3D isometric boxed set that looks like a blackletter font.

Based on the Bee Legacy and Magnetor experiments.

See the font in use here.
Info Created on 2nd October 2008 . Last edited on 22nd June 2009.
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Released in time for designing Halloween-related stuff.

More samples at the www.house42.com blog.
Comment by Em42 12th October 2008
So interesting! It's like one of those optical illusion impossible pictures than changes perspective. Love it.
Comment by thalamic 12th October 2008
The @ is just brilliant.
Comment by thalamic 12th October 2008
Thanks Thalamic!

I'm very glad you noticed the impossible geometry effect that the letters suggests. I wanted to point it out in the description, but I was afraid it was not evident enough. Fortunately I was wrong.
Comment by Em42 12th October 2008
Scary good and simply wonderful EM42. My only complaint is that your type specimen sample wasn't a carved pumpkin using this typeface ;-) The candlelight would have nicely illuminated all those great perspectives.
Comment by anonymous-0 12th October 2008
Hmmm...not sure why, but my last comment was posted without my username. In case this one doesn't work as well - it's me - dear ol' afrojet.
Comment by afrojet 12th October 2008
Ooh! Escher as a font!
Comment by intaglio 12th October 2008
That´s what matters when you put fontstruct+escher+blackletter+Em42 in a cocktail shaker.. you have an new awesome Font cocktail: Candelabra.. :)
Really good font... congratulations!
Comment by Axel Leyer 13th October 2008
this is bad ass! don't know if escher ever did any fonts, if so this would fit right in and if not you nailed his style as a font. very nice dude.
Comment by funk_king 13th October 2008
Great work, Em42. You know, Metalista, by Suitcase Type Foundry, is not isometric (it's an homage to heavy metal culture), and yet it has similar forms! I love 'em both. :-)
Comment by SquarePeg 15th October 2008
@Afrojet: thanks, and as concerning the carved-pumpkin-with-candelight sample, if I have some spare time I will try to do it and publish it here.

@Intaglio, Axel Leyer and Funk_King: thanks to you too, and as I said above, I am glad the geometry the font is based on is so readable.

@SquarePeg: of course I know Metalista, and I like it a lot (even if I'm not a fan of blackletter fonts or heavymetal).
Yet, as you noticed, the 3D isometry I played with is a very strong feature in Candelabra (I have many other 3D lettering experiments in my private FontStruct lab).
Thanks for mentioning it!
Comment by Em42 17th October 2008
Very clean, as expected Em! I can see this one rendered like kix's Cardboarder font.

Please put the carved pumpkin on the Happy Halloween Font! You can write "BOOO!" :)
Comment by geneus1 Today, 2:09 AM
@Afrojet: last week I tried to design a pumpkin with some carved Candelabra text, but I was not happy with the result.

@Geneus: thanks for your suggestion, and for the Happy Halloween pumpkin!

This is what I got: I hope you both like it!
Comment by Em42 Today, 6:09 AM
As the font was used for a digital flyer, it had some slight changes (T and 0) to increase readability, and a few additions.

The flyer features Bee Legacy dingbats.

Click for the full resolution image at my blog (I had to scale it to fit the width of the comment area).
Comment by Em42 29th October 2008
Nice work Em. And how nice to design something using all your own fonts.
Comment by afrojet 29th October 2008

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