Tea Leaf

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Info: Created on 6th August 2009 . Last edited on 7th August 2009.
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Ooooooh! You should totally do a Japanese font. Actual hiragana and katakana.

It's funny how you took actual kanji characters to suit the letters. I like, I like.
Comment by thalamic 7th August 2009
thanks thal. i hope i didn't create some obscene glyph or combination by doing so, but i tried to distill some representation of standard glyphs from kanji characters which i was referencing. so besides trying to create a convincing "western" asian font, i also really wanted to avoid the standard "chung king" or "charlie chan" looking asian fonts that have been around. i like how the glyphs create a type of pictogram with the words - hope they're harmless :)
Comment by funk_king 7th August 2009
This is awesome.

I don't know any Asian languages, so I can't speak to any unintended meanings. :)
Comment by aphoria 7th August 2009
Woah! Awesome. Perfect.
Comment by jinx 7th August 2009
Wow! That looks like genuin kanji-kana. Beautiful strokes! The A,M,E,F are masterpieces.

I'm pretty sure you already considered the use of "ro" for O. It would be too obvious, perhaps cheap. Still, with a little modification, such as a short horizontal stroke in the center, it might just work.
Comment by Frodo7 7th August 2009
thanks aphoria, jinx and frodo.

@frodo - changed the O but not sure if that's what you were suggesting. did another review of kanji and there were a couple like you mentioned, but couldn't find a specific ro, but thanks or feel free to post an image :)
Comment by funk_king 7th August 2009
That's really cool. Very asian-looking.
Comment by starburst 7th August 2009
The Katakana ro is a simple sqare, so I added a few strokes here and there. Feel free to experiment with.
If you have a slight inclination to learn the Katakana as well as the Hiragana alphabet there is no better way to start with but a simple song (see the link given):))
Comment by Frodo7 8th August 2009
Yet another funk_king font to make us smile :-) (perhaps you should be known as FUNk_king)

I love your inventiveness
Comment by p2pnut 8th August 2009
thanks starburst.

@frodo - thanks for the samples. i'll see if i can work some additional elements into the design.

@p2pnut - that's the name of the game for me and where i get lots of my inspiration - gotta have fun. that's why i try to not take it too seriously - all the pink dots and voting issues and usability issues :)
Comment by funk_king 10th August 2009
Did you like the song? Click on my samples.
Comment by Frodo7 10th August 2009
sorry. oh, yes. very catchy and entertaining and now stuck in my brain :) maybe i'll explore some other videos and see what happens. thanks.
Comment by funk_king 10th August 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “tea leaf” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 12th August 2009
Fantastic work. Beautiful and subtle calligraphic shapes... made only with bricks!
Comment by gferreira_admin 12th August 2009
omg! you outdid yourself once again, FK! I totally dig it.
Comment by cayo 12th August 2009
Firing on all cylinders. A cream-filled cone and an occidental lovechild all in the same week.
Comment by intaglio 12th August 2009
@intaglio don't forget the exploding one he started and shared yesterday within some hours difference.
Comment by cayo 15th August 2009
My yesterday, not GMTs. so i mean Thursday.
Comment by cayo 15th August 2009
Very funny font! In my opinion one of the best "Chinese-like" fonts I've ever seen !
Comment by alex1901 24th August 2009
it's very cool
Comment by nampnz 18th September 2009

很好!Very good!

Comment by 你識唔識廣東話 13th February 2018

Agree with ni-shi-wu-shi-guang-dong-hua... Looks pretty nice....

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