Disco Bling

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Another simple experiment with composites, this time trying to make a font which can easily accomplish a "diamond encrusted" or "disco floor" style effect within my graphics software.

SPOILER: I succeeded. :D

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Info: Created on Mon, 30th April . Last edited on Tue, 12th June.
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Comment by zephram Mon, 30th April

well done

Comment by JingYo Mon, 30th April

I wonder if the diagonal bars of the XYK> and < could be made a little wider. They seem narrower than the rest of the font. Love it otherwise.

Comment by jonrgrover Mon, 30th April

Thanks, @jonrgrover! I agree. I wondered for a while how exactly to change them, and just now it occurred to me. The affected letters were updated. :^)

Every letter was reworked to ensure a solid 1-smaller-diamond-thick line runs through the interior of each. Added a lot of symbols, as well...

Comment by zephram Mon, 30th April

Making text like this used to be a 40-step process in Photoshop. Now it's a 40-second process! :^)

Comment by zephram Mon, 30th April

I noticed some glitches in the downloaded font. When I fixed them in the editor and saved, the font became corrupted. It looks fine on the site, but the downloaded font is now unusable.

Comment by zephram Tue, 1st May

Also, no changes to the design are saved when I hit "save". No idea what happened. (EDIT: These issues are now understood and have been mitigated.)

Comment by zephram Tue, 1st May

Great design. I'm looking into the download issues.

Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Tue, 1st May

I think, with your unusual design including lots of shapes which just touch each other at a single point, you may have stumbled upon a bug in our software which joins up all the bricks into larger connected shapes (it’s called the FontMortar). If you set the horizontal and vertical brick size to 0.99 the download is likely to work (It does for me on a clone).

Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Tue, 1st May

Yes, this solved the issue right away. The change seems to have persisted as well (I refreshed the page and downloaded again, and got the current fixed version.)

Thanks for looking into it and for the info! This font now functions perfectly for every glyph.

Comment by zephram Tue, 1st May
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Disco Bling” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Tue, 1st May

Thanks so much for the top pick!

Here's a simple tutorial for getting the blingtext look.

Comment by zephram Tue, 1st May

Wow! Nice!

Comment by Wataru Aiso Tue, 1st May

Thank you, Wataru. :D

I have added lowercase...

Comment by zephram Tue, 1st May

Do you think this 7 would be a great alternate...

Comment by Se7enty-Se7en Tue, 1st May

Meant this one...

Comment by Se7enty-Se7en Tue, 1st May

That first one is most in keeping with the style. I'm gonna modify that design a bit to make the new 7. Thanks for the suggestion. :^)

Comment by zephram Tue, 1st May

Another interesting effect which uses the blingtext technique. It reminds me of something Aztec-related! (I had to crop the sample to this size in order to show the detail...)

Comment by zephram Tue, 1st May

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