FS Burtonesque

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This is originally inspired by a typeface i've seen on a wedding/congratulation card. In the process of crafting the glyphs it turned out more and more like a font, perfect for horror, goth emo stuff. A little bit as you know them from Tim Burton movies/introductions. So this is why it's name is an homage to Tim Burton and his morbid, ingenious and unique way of visualising movies. Enjoy! Harr, harr... It also contains some ligatures (which i integrated into the sample) and alternative glyphs. Like for example an "o" without thedecoration in the middle... Alternative "a" = @ Alternative "z" = $ Alternative "o" = % Alternative "j" = ] Double "t" = # Double "f" = | Double "l" = _
Info: Created on 25th March 2010 . Last edited on 9th June 2010.
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Really impressive
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 29th March 2010
Cool work kix. I think it lives up to its name quite well.
Comment by aphoria 29th March 2010
Tall and slender Gothic letters. I like you've taken care of the small details. Your excellent demo picture enhances the creepy-freaky, sinister atmosphere. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 29th March 2010
I seems it was made by nails scratching a wooden door. Brrr, I'm shivering as I am writing this...
Comment by igorrossi 29th March 2010
Schweet.
Comment by djnippa 29th March 2010
quite effective and bizarre.
Comment by funk_king 29th March 2010
great, really carries the style of Buton

10/10 + fav =]
Comment by Sergio Berkenbrock (gray.scale) 30th March 2010
Very well executed. Pun intended.
Comment by thalamic 30th March 2010
Absolutely beautiful, delicate and otherworldly ... a bit like Helena Bonham Carter :)
Comment by p2pnut 30th March 2010
Astounding! I love the whole aesthetic. What a great homage. One tiny nitpick with the sample, if possible could you remove the (I'm guessing) copy protected illustration at the top. I think the sample works without it anyway.
Comment by afrojet 30th March 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Burtonesque” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 3rd April 2010
I think the same thing happens to many people, I am crazy about Tim Burton. This calligraphy, elegant and fine, reminds me of everything that surrounds the disturbing world of Burton just to see her. Great job. A whole 10.
Comment by elmoyenique 4th April 2010
no prob. sorry
Comment by kix 5th April 2010
thanks everyone :)

I tried to erase the sample above, but it doesn't work... feel free to delete, fs staff!
Comment by kix 5th April 2010
Kix, I had the same problem of deleting. I found a solution, it works : click on edit, then upload a new image, then click on SAVE, and then the new has replaced the old one. But just deleting does not work.
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 5th April 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Burtonesque” is now a current Featured FontStruction.
Comment by afrojet 20th April 2010
Very Nice!
wedding/congratulation card?
Let me guess someone from the Addams Family was getting married, right?
Comment by jmarquez 20th April 2010
Pretty freaking amazing... This spidery irregularity, the awesome terminals and the small decorative details make this look so burtonesque that I actually I think it would have done a better job on the "The Nightmare Before Christmas" poster than the font they used. (And I have that poster in my living room, which means the font must already be good for me to tolerate it.:P).
Great numerals too...

Alle in allem ist das wohl mein Favourite unter deinen bisherigen Werken... Und das will was heissen. :)
Comment by Tobias Sommer (shasta) 20th April 2010
Congratulations on getting the Featured spot - well deserved.
Comment by p2pnut 22nd April 2010
Awesome. JACK SKELLINGTON
Comment by At-At-Guy 24th April 2010
Thank you all so much, especially for choosing burtonesque as a featured fontstruction!

I love type!
Comment by kix 6th May 2010
Yes, it is Burtonesque:)
Comment by rfrazine 24th February 2011