Freestyle

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Freestyle is not a usual font, as you see. The concept was inspired by the "How very Tokyo"-poster by Spin (I posted it in the comments). I liked the idea of cutting every letter into pieces so it looks artistic but is still readable. Freestyle consists of three parts: the whole letter at the top and in the middle/at the bottom there are parts of it, cut vertically. Upper- and Lowercase are different. Under construction, more glyphs to come. This can be used e.g. for posters or magazine layouts. What do you think about this experiment? < = alt.I > = alt.I * = alt.space # = alt.space
Info Created on 8th August 2009 . Last edited on 13th September 2009.
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The inspiration: "How very Tokyo" by Spin.
Comment by Magic Sam 11th August 2009
That´s how it goes:
Comment by Magic Sam 13th August 2009
wow guy. very innovative and eye-catching. i like how the glyphs appear to deconstruct. a very engaging font :)
Comment by funk_king 13th August 2009
Cool... Would definitely make a very nice poster! I know the bauhaus-ish style is intended here, but maybe I'd still try to make K and R with complete diagonals, not just a cut out block. Or then just fill the counters anyway? (Same for U.) That wouldn't hurt the deconstruction concept, but maybe please the eye a bit more...:)
This btw reminds me of a typo experiment I did back at university:
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 13th August 2009
cool. in a weird way.
Comment by jinx 13th August 2009
Thanks guys! When I started creating this I didn´t know if it would work out, but it seems to function...
@Shasta: Yeah, I know that K and R are not perfect. I will try out a few alternate solutions later.
Nice typo experiment btw :-)
Comment by Magic Sam 13th August 2009
Very interesting and innovative. In the sample the words cut through the 'noise'
Comment by p2pnut 13th August 2009
K&R vote: Which one do you like? I think I´ll take 2 or 3...
Comment by Magic Sam 13th August 2009
i'll take 3, i dont like 1, 2 and 4 :)
Comment by jffry101 13th August 2009
this is great, Sam!
I'm a fan of the tokio poster myself, and this fontstruction would make ReadyMade posters anytime.
K&R vote: 3
Comment by cayo 13th August 2009
I'd go with 3 as well.
Comment by p2pnut 13th August 2009
Yep, you´re right, as always:-)
Here´s another sample (featuring the new K&R):
Comment by Magic Sam 13th August 2009
great sample & awesome quote!
Comment by cayo 13th August 2009
Yesterday i used that quote as my FB status & it seems to have touched a lot of hearts. so in order to reveal my sources i'm going to screenshot your sample & credit you.
Hope you don´t mind me taking such liberties.
Comment by cayo 14th August 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Freestyle” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 17th August 2009

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