STF_TUBULAR LUMINII

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TUBULAR LUMINII - Rounded inline display sans
  

◇◆◇ ❒  CONCEPT  ■ ■
⇛     Font that mimics electrical gas-discharge tubes (Neon)

◇◆◇  ❒  BACK  STORY  ■ ■
A larger potion of the Neon-fonts that are found on the web often have these quite strong emphasis on their decorative design aspects, and a lot of them come in elaborate looking complex styles and form. Besides the numerous optional different personalized conceptual decorative elements implemented into the design, many typefaces also regularly use more commonplace modifications such as; multi-linear, incisions, patterned etc.

◇◆◇  ❒  THIS  FONT  ■ ■
Instead I went with a clean, simple basic geometric letterform, one that is essentially mono-linear at it's core. The one major key element that I have incorporated to the concept is that unmistakable in-line stroke. This was done to give it more of a convincing 'tubular'-concept as is the case with a real neon gas tube.
The other less pronounced but nonetheless fundamentally important design feature are the closed stroke-endings.  Apart from being this extra little personalized element, it also suits a technical purpose. That of which is;   "To fully preserve all 'in-lined'-negative (white) space in full isolation".    This enables somewhat easier 'end-use' access to layer atributes or compound paths in graphic design software.

◇◆◇ ❒  FS  TECHNICAL  ■ ■
It's constructed mainly of connector bricks and a set of custom composite bricks, expanding FS's default connection brick set. Enabling greater viariational depth and complexity for custom shaping.

◇◆◇  ❒  FS METRICS  ■ ■

  ❖ ❖ Metrics  ⇒measure in square grid units
〘▸〙Glyph Metrics
   ○      Brick Size Filter:         ~  2 : 2
   ○      Cap-Height:               ~  4.5 ✕ 4.5  
   ○      Ascent / Descent:      ~  0.5 ✕ 0.5

〘▸〙Font Metrics〕                ❖   ❖
   ○      Font Size:                  ~  7.5  
          ∗ Full Em square (incl. ⇒ symb. & punct.)

More soon..

Cheers

16 Comments

Comment by Sed4tives 23rd october 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 23rd october 2022

?? ARGH... (So close)...  ?

?

I have spend some aweful time on designing a couple of solutions for the  'Currency Sign'...  That designing such a 'bread and butter'-symbol like the 'scarab' whcih is typically straight forward and easy to design can be so damn tough all of a sudden when the 'inclosed in-line' design parameters are required.

????

PS: I'll drop a image bellow, any suggestions or improvements are more than welcome..

Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022

I'm not sure if it will line up exactly in the downloaded, but with some slight modifications to the file via FontLab, FontForge, Glyphs, etc., you could make it line up exactly, along with other improvements.

If you are a patron, then you can be able to have two bricks on the same grid space, even if the bricks have transformations applied to them via layering, but I am not sure if that would solve the issues.

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 24th october 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022

↑ It should have said "downloaded file", and not "downloaded" by itself

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 24th october 2022

@BWM: "If you're a patron, then you can have two bricks on the same grid space, even if the bricks have transformations applied through layers"...I don't get this...what exactly do you mean? Because I can't -or don't know- how to put two bricks in the same place (and I'm Patron).

Comment by elmoyenique 24th october 2022

@Sed4tives: I think you've done the best that can be done. Anyway, I'm going to try to remake the glyph under a slightly different concept. If I get something positive, I'll show it to you. On the other hand, nice first sample, maybe a bit dark for my view (lacks the neon glow, IMHO).

Comment by elmoyenique 24th october 2022

@BWM: Yeah well, long story short, I'd like my fonts to be the best I could get them in FontStruct itself as well... So I don't feel like making such edits in FontLab Studio. So if a certain attempt didn't work out I rather choose to create another sulution untill one pops out that does satisfy.

Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022

@elmoyenique: Yeah I haven't been able to make a better version yet, all attemptive runs at improvement only made it worse. (lol)

So I went on and continued including more additional stuff such as accented letters, more punctuations & symbols.

Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022

I tried to find a solution for the Currency Sign, and that's the best I can get. Probably the white space is too uneven for your needs.

(I used a 2x7 composite to smooth the outer curves)

Comment by riccard0 24th october 2022

Thanks for the comments fella's..

@riccard0: Thanks for your suggestion mate, I ended up not using it tho..

Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022

❖  ⇒ 〔UPDATE v1.01〕 ✎✎
 

     ❖ What's new:

 □  「 ADDED 」
 ■  Included Latin accents  (*support for 63 languages ✍)
 ■  Additional glyph alternates
 ■  New punctuation marks
 ■  Numerous extra symbols

 ☐   「 CHANGES 」 ✍ ✎
 ☑   Numerous letters have been improved
 ☑   Additional exta kerning pairs added   
 ☒   Overall kerning remains incomplete

Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022
Comment by Sed4tives 24th october 2022

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