Black Butterfly

by zephram

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I decided to make a design which incorporated the thinnest/lightest weight lines possible in FontStruct. This is the result; I'll add more if people like it.

These 1/32 lines cannot be accurately nudged, so a unique line has to be built for each vertical position where I want a line. These lines also cannot be centered on a place where two curves meet (such as the middle of B or R). This introduces some unintentional asymmetry to the design, but I like it, so I'll keep it.

There is also the problem that forming a diagonal line of the same line weight is nearly impossible. While angled 1/32 lines can be formed, their angles are all close to 0. No method exists for making a line which slants at 45 degrees while also being 1/32 weight. So, I had to make some thicker lines in certain areas. I don't think they detract from the design, but if you scrutinize this enough, you'll notice them.


An attractive high contrast design! I think the curves in the middle of B/K/R/X could be bigger, but that requires 2x2 filters. The umlaut dots could also be closer together.

Should the middle stroke of W be shorter?

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 20th march 2019

@Yautja: Thanks! I was able to make the middle curves bigger with composites. As for the umlauts and mM/wW, they were just experiments. I've reworked them all.

Comment by zephram 20th march 2019

Nice (re)work ?

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 20th march 2019
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Black Butterfly” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 22nd march 2019

Thanks so much for the Top Pick! :D

Comment by zephram 22nd march 2019

Congratz on the TP and the amazing looking design mate

Comment by Sed4tives 22nd march 2019

One question: How do I close comments?

Comment by ImmaPooh 25th march 2019

@ImmaPooh: While you're on a font's page, click the gear on the far right of the interface (next to the favorite count). The setting affects all users, so you will have to unclose comments and refresh the page in order to post samples.

Comment by zephram 10th april 2019

Congrats on the TP

Comment by نايف Wed, 20th december

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