skhematique

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Had quite a bit of fun with this blueprint inspired font for the competition, numbers have been incorporated to best measure glyph length, angles and so forth. Please enjoy~

35 Comments

Comment by tortoiseshell Mon, 6th may

Love your re-interpretation of traditional Roman serifs! The exaggerated proportions (especially the big, circular bowls) really slots itself snuggly in between Art Deco and Art Noveau styles as well. Those exposed angles and technical lines also really helps give it structure and balance throughout the character set.

My only qualm is that certain letters are a bit too thick ('z') and thin ('t') in some strokes. But other than that, this is a really good conceptual typeface! All the best in the competition!

Comment by faux_icing Mon, 6th may

This is brilliant. 

Comment by thalamic Mon, 6th may

I like this idea, 10/10. However it needs to be of certain size, to show off all its features. The only shame is, the Fontstruct preview makes the thin lines look too thick. Don't forget the numbers preview, good luck in competition.

Comment by Peter (Petruuccio) Mon, 6th may
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Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 6th may

10+❤️. Good luck!

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 6th may

i don't like the W, its just a rotates M

Comment by lucapri Mon, 6th may

Brilliant. Wish I'd done it. Something will have to be really spectacular to beat this.

Comment by Peter Stanford (textgod) Mon, 6th may

Great idea and beautifully developed!

Comment by four Mon, 6th may

That's amazing! Although I'm not really a fan of the upside-down M for W, and there's some inconsistent styling between K/k and W/w. But great work!

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) Mon, 6th may

Huge thanks for the kind words and input!
 

Elmoyenique, thank you for the numbers sample & thank you Petruuccio for the comparison sample~

Comment by tortoiseshell Tue, 7th may

if this one doesn't win, I don't know what else.

This is beautiful work.

Comment by moontr3 Tue, 7th may

@moontr3: One of the three winners will be the one with the most additions to the favorites, so this font has already won this category, I think it has won our hearts.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) Tue, 7th may

Like... How? This is unreal my friend, what a absolute gem!

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 10th may

BTW @faux_icing: To get around those distorted fontstruct previews and render "crisp" looking previews straight from your browser, simply adjust zoom level of your browser window.

Ctrl+Mouse Wheel Down   (Make sure to zoom out completely, 30% is max. in Firefox)

This makes everything on the page to appear smaller, but, it also extends the available range of the font size slider in the preview widget. In other words, this now allows rendering a font preview at much larger size before it will no longer fit on the screen.

It basically changes the aspect ratio of the displayed contents (incl. that of the font preview widget box), providing better zoom to size ratios, hence, better rendering quality.

For more info and a visual comparison of the zoom-hack click here:

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 10th may

Number 8 has a tiny hole on its left side. And some of the guidelines are somewhat rough and occasionally don't align. Is this something you will eventually fix?

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 10th may

@Sed4tives good eyes you have to spot that tiny hole. I could only see it whith font size like above 400. On the FS preview page it would not be visible, since to me it seems fonstruct always tries to wrap every brick into separate thin envelope and if there are multiple such over same line, they superimpose and make that area look bloated. (I tried your suggestion with the browser zoom, but could not see any better preview.)

Comment by Peter (Petruuccio) Fri, 10th may

@Sed4tives, your thoughts and keen eyes are quite appreciated!

Comment by tortoiseshell Sat, 11th may
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “skhematique” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Tue, 21st may

 All my congratulations on this excellent performance! Well done. What a beautiful approach (picture example)

Comment by beate Tue, 21st may

Congratulations on winning the Numbers competition. This font truly deserved it. 

Comment by thalamic Tue, 21st may

Congrats from the bottom of my heart, dear pal! Superb font and execution.

Comment by elmoyenique Tue, 21st may

Congrats from the bottom of my heart, dear pal! Superb font and execution.

Comment by elmoyenique Tue, 21st may

Hjb

Comment by Ammee Tue, 21st may

Excellent work. It was a brave move to include fine curves and thin lines using the crude FS toolset. Congratulations. 10/10

Comment by Frodo7 Tue, 21st may

Congrats on the win, this is a really impressive font

Comment by Noah F. Ross (winty5) Tue, 21st may

A gargantuan thank you to each and every one for the adulation and all of the hearts :)

An equally enormous thank you to Mr. Meek, Rainer and Ben!

This is quite the honor~

Comment by tortoiseshell Wed, 22nd may

Suprised you haven't won a compitition already. I have no idea how you create as smooth of a design as this. anyways, congrats on winning, you deserved it! 10/10

Comment by Gr4ftY (groan) Fri, 24th may

GG tortoiseshell!!

Comment by Bernat Jansà Pascual Sun, 26th may

AREN

Comment by AREN1234 Sun, 26th may

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Comment by scratch_ruff Fri, 7th june

Skhe"mati"que?

Comment by scratch_ruff Sat, 8th june

The name comes from the etymology of schematic with the ancient Greek "skhema" meaning "the nature of a thing" and the french suffix "ique" borrowed from Latin meaning "in the manner of." The "mati" is purely coincidental

Comment by tortoiseshell Wed, 12th june

skhematique = "in the manner of the nature of a thing"

Comment by 18man Sat, 15th june

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