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Hard to believe that 10 years have passed since joining Fontstruct. The years have truly flown by and typography went from an unknown, to a delightful hobby. Many many thanks to those who helped me learn and grow on this platform, it's been such a fun adventure with such a positive impact. To celebrate, may I present "magenta" an art deco font for any typing needs. Please enjoy

This also marks a little turning point. The name "time.peace" was chosen at random and was honestly something I’d never been thrilled with. After much thinking, a new moniker is being adopted: "tortoiseshell."

"tortoiseshell" pulls from the tortoiseshell butterfly. Butterflys are seen as both symbols of time and of peace, making it a simple homage to the old title. There is another connection to tortoiseshell glasses, a style popularized in the 1920's, an era that has been incredibly riveting with its Art Deco movement. Lastly, there is a genus of the tortoiseshell butterfly native to my home.

"tortoiseshell typography" looks build upon old ideas while also growing and evolving into the future.

Cheers to the next decade and the new chapter~

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    Created on 11th November 2017. Last edited on 11th February 2023.
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Comment by tortoiseshell 28th january 2022

Another bright stone on your typographic path. Love the minimalist sample. Congrats, pal. Keep walking.

Comment by elmoyenique 28th january 2022

The letter O does look like a lens, which looks cool…

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 30th january 2022

Elmoyenique, as always, thank you for the kind words

BWM, while it was unintentional, it's certainly a fun coincidence. Glad you find it cool

Comment by tortoiseshell 30th january 2022
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “magenta” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 31st january 2022

Congrats on the well deserved TP!

Comment by elmoyenique 31st january 2022

Thank you very much for the Top Pick Mr. Meek!

Thanks again for the positivity Elmoyenique~

Comment by tortoiseshell 1st february 2022

Nice work. 8/10

Comment by SwedishTypeCorporation 1st february 2022

Great hairline deco.

Comment by four 3rd february 2022

SwedishTypeCorporation, Four, many thanks to both!

Comment by tortoiseshell 3rd february 2022

pretty cool design! you just earned a 10.

Comment by Logan Roman (Logan2020) 4th february 2022

Thanks very much Logan2020~

Comment by tortoiseshell 6th february 2022

C a t ^ ~^

L O L 


Comment by Remas shebani 9th february 2022

Accents in next month

Comment by Tatarka Type Foundry (TTF) 14th february 2022

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