Bombs and Men

by Frodo7
See also Bombs and Men 2 by Frodo7.

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A modular blocky typeface. The capitals are made of bombs, the lower case letters are made of human figures, the rest is made of white crosses. Limited character set.


On 1st September 1939 Germany invaded Poland, a peaceful country that never attacked or threatened its neighbours. The ensuing events lead to a global military conflict lasting for 6 years and costing an estimated 60 million lives. Bombs and Men is my memorial to those who perished needlessly.

I should have used a lot more bombs/human figures/crosses to illustrate the vast scale of that calamity. But I had to consider the limitations of FS. I've managed to create a version you can download in one piece.
Comment by Frodo7 31st august 2009
Comment by Frodo7 31st august 2009
Comment by Frodo7 31st august 2009
This is very moving. As a font it is excellent; as a concept it is a most noble and touching tribute. The sample goes beyond nationalities or borders and reminds us of the terrible loss that war engenders.

I raise my coffee cup in a toast to Frodo7.
Comment by p2pnut 31st august 2009
this works on many levels. you have masterfully used your excellent icons to construct a remarkable set. the glyphs are effectively designed to convey both the enormity of what it is they represent and the urgency of the message. outstanding. your samples are great.
Comment by funk_king 31st august 2009
10 for the concept +
10 for the icons +
10 for the glypsh +
10 for the sampler =
very well done!
Comment by cayo 1st september 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Bombs and Men” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 4th september 2009
Take the 10/10. It's top pick with all reason.
Comment by chavez ravine 5th september 2009
Minor upgrade: some special characters added.
Comment by Frodo7 28th september 2009

Did you switch double dagger and the dagger 5 years ago?

Comment by Brynda 22nd july 2017

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