STF_EPOCH

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EPOCH - Modern light-weight geometric display sans

───── 「 MEASURES 」
(in grid units)
X-Height:                       1
Cap-Height:                   2
Descent:                         1
Optical  Corrections:       None
Stroke:                            1/8 th
   
 4-Em / 0.125 : 1-Stroke (0.125 ≍ 1/8 th)

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───── 「 SUMMARY 」
This is yet another deep dive into the very small and tiny quantum realm of FontStruct's small grid and light-weight stokes.
Unlike some of my previous endeavours into this dark corner of the FS-editor, which could have dizzying complexity in forms, this project for once didn't stress the sh....*t out of me by stretching the limits for my capabilities beyond what is still comfortable this time. Nor did it drain every last frigging bit of my knowledge or clever creative insight to pull it off.

On the contrary,
For once it remained largely a pretty straight forward and easy project in terms of forms and geometry. The absence for most of the 'bar-raising' features such as diagonal forms, rounded, transitions or stroke modulation made this 'FontStruction' that much more easy.

And when metaphorically breaking it down to the bare naked form and necessities, this design mainly consist of FS's (default)-brick set, resized modifications of those, combined with a set of stacked composites.

There a still a number of things I'd rather seen differently, and will see later attempts at making improvement, but taken in a broad perspective most of the included material so far look pretty fine to me already. And to point out one of the things that is still bugging actually are the 'accented' letters.
Some glyphs have odd values for their 'character'-width, and this makes it impossible to achieve 'grid to em-square'-bounding box allignement in FS's editor. So accents in these asymmetrical values look slightly ofset.

― "Changing character widths to nearest even value is simply far too destructive to the stylish characteristics of the fonts appearance"

───── 「 ABOUT  THE FONT 」
In the end it became a pretty cool looking light-weight geometric modernist sans-serif style that at the same time has strong hints of Art-Deco-style lettering as well.

And apart from the minor things it fell short with, I think there is a lot about its overall character-set design and forms that is looking pretty darn rad actually if you ask me.

Content-wise the font is a single case design in a 'all-caps' or Majuscule style. The (Lc)-string was kept empty for deliberately for the technical reason of preserving all the (default)-blank metrics data for any further design updates.

───── 「 WHATS INSIDE 」

A little bit of everything...
 
■ Body text formatting:
    □ Basic-Latin based character set with accented letters & numerals
    □ Most punctuation marks
    □ Numerous symbols

■ Decorative formatting
    □ Pictorial attributes
    □ Repeating patterns

───── 「 THE END 」

Let me know what you think so far,

Cheers

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Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 27th october
Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 27th october
Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 27th october

That "Q" is just amazing

Comment by frongile Thu, 27th october

This is really great! I wonder if you could construct a Z with a hard corner in the upper right to distinguish it from the 2 more?

Comment by aphoria Thu, 27th october

@frongile: Thanks mate

@ aphoria: Thanks to you too ofc, I understand what you mean by the two being very similar, but I'm pretty sure that what you suggest would mess up the overall aesthetics that is somewhat reflected in all glyphs for me. I rather change the terminal for 2 slightly by extending it a bit further downwards.

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 28th october

Okay I made some changes to the numeral set so that they remain faithful amongst one another, all downward terminals were slightly extended and those of 2 and 7 were extended ever further and kept equal in length to mirror eachother, but the thing that sort of determins the length of each terminal is the height of each glyphs optical cross section, since this is slight ofset for all glyphs in relation to the cap-height's actual halfway point, some sit 0.125 or 0.25 units above it whereas others sit 0.125 or 0.25 bellow this virtual center line of the cap-height. This in fact already was one of thw subtle differences that distinguished 2 (@ 0.25 ⬇) and Z (@ 0.25 ⬆) slightly from one another.

All of this just to save Z's original form (I hope he feels special now) lol

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 28th october
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “STF_EPOCH” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Fri, 28th october

Cyrilc support pls

Comment by Ytofficepeacock Fri, 28th october

@HerrMeek: Wow nice pink star I spot here, thank you ver much!

@Ytofficepeacock: Maybe in the future, It's not yet made downloadable anyway ;)

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 28th october

Congrats on the TP! I'm with aphoria about the Z. And I'm in love with the pretty Q and & 😍 .

Comment by elmoyenique Fri, 28th october

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