Diamond t Blackletter FS

by SymbioticDesign

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'Diamond t Blackletter' font is Copyright 2019 Doug Peters (https://www.Doug-Peters.com or https://Dougs.Work) of Symbiotic Design.

Created according to specific Design Rules (see the comments on the Fonstruct font development archive page).

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Style: Gothic.
Classified: Block.
Type: Blackletter.
Weight: Bold.
Web font: Yes.
Commercial use: No.
Derivatives: No.
Redistribution: Nope.

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WiP... I have lots of ideas for this font and will probably clone it quite a few times and try to develop it more.

Design rules: Faux Calligraphy.
All angles, no curves.
Horizontal lines are extremely thin.
Vertical lines are 2 bricks thick.
Include a notch at mid character height.
Vary ascender heights so that words like Ill are legible.
With caps, always try to add an extra triangle block in top left just beyond the baseline, and make room for it in the top right of all characters.
All character verticals should use angles that trail right at the baseline (if possible) or work in a right pointing triangle on the right baseline corner that pertrudes beyond the rest of the character width (and define that actual character with when a character design allows this design theme to be employed).

Comment by SymbioticDesign 2nd april 2019

The lowercase t sort of uses a diamond shape as the crossbar.  As I notched out each character, that same Diamond t shape kept popping up in the whitespace between characters.  Thus, the name.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 16th april 2019

it kinda looks "glitchy" that's nice. but the 8 is bad

Comment by JingYo 17th april 2019

Yeah, I have to finish the numbers, yet.  WiP.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 17th april 2019

OK, I think I fixed the 8 and added the rest of the numbers (5, 6, 7 & 9), @JingYo.

I also flipped the > , @DynaType.   

Let me know if you see anything or have a character request.  I am moving slowly on this one, as I have a lot of irons in the fire, but would be happy to accomodate requests.

Thanks for the complements, BTW.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 17th april 2019

Basic Latin DONE.

Apparently I have kerned this before, but I changed it, so I am kerning it again (as it requires it).
Caps DONE. Lowercase DONE. Relationships between Upper and Lower Cases DONE.
Punctuation against upper and lowercase Basic Latin letters (.,/-;:"') DONE.
Fixed some of the spacing issues in a few of the punctuation marks.
Have to fix the et/ampersand (&).

Comment by SymbioticDesign 17th april 2019

OK, finally added my logos (always good practice for me to fit my logos into a font style, as I am a logo designer and it even helps protect it), and made it a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivates licensed limited personal use freeware font.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 30th april 2019
Comment by SymbioticDesign 2nd may 2019

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