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cool!

Comment by jirinvk 5th april 2022

Very unique and clever design

Comment by tortoiseshell 6th april 2022

Lovely. Looks almost like a heating element or radiator.

Comment by Noah F. Ross (winty5) 6th april 2022
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “elemental” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 6th april 2022

@four: Amazing, fresh and new design, away from your usual fonts but closer to some of your other artwork, IMHO. A delight to watch. Congrats, compañero!

Comment by elmoyenique 6th april 2022

Thank you @jirinvk, @tortoiseshell, @winty5, @meek, @elmoyenique!

Comment by four 6th april 2022

Great work! Reminds me of Nazca lines.

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 6th april 2022

Quite a detailed outline font, looks grill pan-adjacent and also reminscent of older Chinese writings. Nice! Would be cool if there's an actual pan that you can grill words on your steak!

Comment by faux_icing 6th april 2022
Comment by four 6th april 2022

Thanks @Yautja and @faux_icing!

Comment by four 6th april 2022

I don't know how you do it but you keep doing brilliant stuff. Keep it up. 

Comment by thalamic 8th april 2022

A fantastic outline font with extreme surface to volume ratio*. The "strokes" are curiously constituted by deep infoldings or long projections, if you like. Care was taken to make the outline continuous; thus the inside never communicates with the outside (see my colour sample).  Furthermore, there are no inside island pieces; every glyph could be cut out in a single piece (except the ones with diacritics). I hope someone with manufacturing tools gets inspired and cuts these letters out of wood or metal sheet. 

Since it is a unicase font, it would be nice to have capitals for A, B, D, and Q as alternates. The punctuation ( . , " ) could be a bit heftier, perhaps having just one fold. The ring above the a (å) should be a hollow ring instead of a dot (ȧ). All in all it is an awesome work; TP well deserved. 10/10

(*In a flat 2D world it would be more sensible to say circumference to area ratio.)

Comment by Frodo7 9th april 2022
Comment by Frodo7 9th april 2022

This kind of masterpieces are exactly why four's work a couple of years ago single handedly got me into font design... Stellar work!

Comment by Sed4tives 9th april 2022

and maybe check Ý and Ÿ; Ý is missing the letter, and Ÿ is missing the diacritic

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 9th april 2022

@thalamic Thanks!

@Frodo7 Thank you for another in-depth analysis. I have added alternates for A,B,D and Q. I'm still thinking about how to best approach punctuation and rings.

Thanks @Sed4tives, I'm flattered to have had a positive influence on taking up type design.

Thanks @BWM, I have added those.

Comment by four 15th april 2022

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