FS Vuvuzela

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OK. Here's "VUVUZELA" A typeface inspired by the continent of africa, but mainly by the WorldCup of soccer 2010 in South Africa! To catch on of the strongest associations for me relating to africa, i chose black and white stripes, maybe to remind of zebras or other animal patterns. But the effect also stands for the "swoosh" of a ball flyin by, for just the the "sporty" feel i wanted it to have. Enjoy it. There's an alternative "a" on "=" cheers kix
Info: Created on 7th June 2010 . Last edited on 16th March 2011.
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41 Comments

Comment by kix 17th February 2011
NIIICE! How about some more characters like some spooky faces instead of the special punctuations … just an idea.
Awesome work! Really well done. Great style!
Comment by Tylo 17th February 2011
Unique and usable. African and stencil. Excellent work.
Comment by djnippa 18th February 2011
The latest Kix masterpiece. Excellent work, kix! I don't know how you do this stuff!
184591734658/10 as usual.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 18th February 2011
Wow! I counted the height... it's 57 pixels high! (or something along those lines)
Yes, I cloned it. Don't ask how.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 18th February 2011
@xenophilius. Cloned? That's a bug. I've disabled all cloning until that's fixed. I see you deleted the clone. Thanks!
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 18th February 2011
A superb, great font. Excellent job this one (which I'm jealous, of course). Congrats.
Comment by elmoyenique 18th February 2011
Wauw! What a simple yet dramatic effect. 10/10 + fave.
Comment by Christian Munk (CMunk) 18th February 2011
Very nice kix...cool sample too.
Comment by aphoria 18th February 2011
Thanks everyone and hello.
Feels good to be back. I broke my arm, so i guess i have a little "extratime" now...
Of causeI'll spend some of it for working on this. And do some of those spooky masks, cause it's just a friggin good idea :)
thx tylo
Comment by kix 20th February 2011
Brilliant in its simplicity, smoothness & appearance.

Sorry you broke your arm; hope you had fun doing it. :-)
Comment by thalamic 21st February 2011
Uppercase finished.

And no, it hurt :)
Comment by kix 22nd February 2011
Brilliant. W, N & M are triumphs.
Do you think the thicker side of D & B should be switched, to be like the C,G,O,P,R etc ?
Comment by djnippa 22nd February 2011
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Vuvuzela” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 23rd February 2011
hey nippa!
-i knew, IF someone would ask that question, it would be you :)
Naturally, i already thought about it and it's a questioncoming up within almost EVERY fontstruction i've done:
How much strictness and repetition does a/my font need?
And on the other hand: How much can a glyph be unique, but still fit to the set?
The characters you mentioned are like they are, but on purpose, to "ease" the look a little bit.
thx meek
Comment by kix 23rd February 2011
This one is so exquisitely beautiful. The propitious fusions of so many styles (light extended slab serif, as in American Typewriter~>super ellipsoid sans, like Apex New~>stencil & african!) is a total success. The superb and playful african effect is achieved totally through inventive serif surgery. So deftly controlled and cool! The “serif surgery” is itself a natural extension of the stencil look, which itself can be extrapolated from the opposition of serif and sans styles, leading right back to the serif surgery and completely the conceptual loop. An incredibly tight, deliberate, utterly unique yet seemingly inevitable result. Timeless/10!

Your previous work in mashing up contrasting styles has been taken to a new level.

Get well, soon, brother Kix!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 2nd March 2011
what the meaning of vuvuzela?
Comment by Adien Gunarta (Adien Gunarta) 2nd March 2011
@Adien: It was a really irritating instrument used during the World Cup. It's basically a very long horn that is multicolored and makes a lot of very obnoxious sound.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 8th March 2011
What grid size is this?
Comment by BanjoZebra 14th March 2011
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Vuvuzela” is now a current Featured FontStruction.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 14th March 2011
@BZ: Oh, something like A BILLION!

BTW, congrats on the FF
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 15th March 2011
Thank you all so much especially the FF :)
It's finally done. I cleaned out some fleas, optimised the letter space and... added NUMERALS!

@tylo:
Sorry, but i don't think there will be creepy masks, it just so big right now...

@banjozebra:
Gridsize is 78 x 72 :/

@xeno:
thanks for answering questions :)

@adien:
google rocks :)
Comment by kix 16th March 2011
I want to clone this baby.
Comment by BanjoZebra 17th March 2011
The s, the M,, the g, and the 1 are the only characters that I don't love.
Comment by BanjoZebra 17th March 2011
er... you don't like "g"?
whew, thats hard. for me it's the most beautiful glyph i EVER did!!!
Comment by kix 17th March 2011
Wonderful piece of art. Some letters (eg. a,b,c,d,g) look like hands or gloves. Great work. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 18th March 2011
@kix: Check that. SECOND most beautiful glyph you've ever done. Number one is the f.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 18th March 2011
I'll have to say the most beautiful glyph here is the 5.
Comment by BanjoZebra 19th March 2011
Superbe
Circles are soo mooth Bravo!
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 19th March 2011
Kix... you have dunnit again... another masterpiece!
Comment by DragonQuester10 22nd March 2011
How in the world....
Comment by iFluffeh 27th March 2011
I'm with iFluffeh on this one--how the heck did you DO this? So smooth...
Comment by FerreTrip 4th April 2011
It is pleasure a going through your post. I have bookmarked you to check out new stuff from your side.


sell house quickly
Comment by joyahills 11th July 2011
This is absolutely beautiful. A well deserved FF. And I'm with Frodo: these aren't just letters, they're pieces of art.
Comment by Josh Hejka (jhejka) 15th August 2011
Amazing. 10/10
Comment by Mario jr. 29th September 2011
Comment by bubbly193 19th June 2012
I love the curves on the B.
Comment by minimum 17th August 2012
must download
Comment by Renz Jezrel Abong (stylendesign) 19th March 2013
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The most beautiful and amazing font on fontstruct. Every glyph has such a tribal african feel and yet such whimsy. infinity+1 out of 10!!!!!
Comment by h1k765 30th April 2014
Another beautiful and well done style. Lovely.
Comment by SymbioticDesign 2nd May 2014

You make a lot of nice fonts.

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