Black Butterfly

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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.

Info: Created on Tue, 19th March . Last edited on Fri, 22nd March.
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8 Comments

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) Wed, 20th March

@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 Wed, 20th March

Nice (re)work 👍

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

Thanks so much for the Top Pick! :D

Comment by zephram Fri, 22nd March

Congratz on the TP and the amazing looking design mate

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 22nd March

One question: How do I close comments?

Comment by ImmaPooh Mon, 25th March

@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 Wed, 10th April

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