Pushpins

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It is supposed to look like pushpins and string. The uppercase contains each glyph with pushpin and string. The lowercase contains just the pushpins to make it easier to change the color of the pins by overlaying. For the numbers, the number contains the pins and string, while SHIFT+number contains just the pins.
Info: Created on 21st September 2010 . Last edited on 23rd September 2010.
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Comment by aphoria 23rd September 2010
It is supposed to look like pushpins and string. The uppercase contains each glyph with pushpin and string. The lowercase contains just the pushpins to make it easier to change the color of the pins by overlaying. For the numbers, the number contains the pins and string, while SHIFT+number contains just the pins.

Lots of FS 2.0 goodness. Using 2x2 filters, the pins are the full circle bricks and the ultra thin lines were created using several composites.
Comment by aphoria 23rd September 2010
a clean, simple and effective design. again i will say that this font is deceptive in that it is much more complicated than the simple string and pushpin idea that you have realized here. the sample is good. i imagine if you could enhance it, putting a metallic button effect on the dots and putting a rope or string texture on the lines and perhaps having the background appear a cardboard or some other suitable canvas - that it would portray your idea more truly. nonetheless, much fun.
Comment by funk_king 23rd September 2010
Aesthetically pleasing and technically brilliant.

For the handmade competition, I had almost the same idea, except my execution was no where near as refined as yours. It was hard getting a good sample so I just let it sit. It is uncanny how alike in thought we were.

BTW, the reverse curve shapes like S and 2 are ve.ro.cool..

Love it.
Comment by thalamic 23rd September 2010
@funk_king You are right, it is quite a bit more complicated than the end result lets on. Thank you for noticing.

@thalamic Thank you for the compliments. I almost dismissed the idea because it seemed too simple, but I'm glad I went through with it.

The S and 2 are probably my favs.
Comment by aphoria 23rd September 2010
This is what I was talking about. Dots, string, just the dots in lowercase, etc. Uncanny.

The more I look at this, the more beautiful I find it. There is such a sweet conformance to internal rules which soothes my repetition lovin' brain. Not just that though, the results are perfection. You should do a private version with a larger glyph set.

The 4 needs assistance. A more traditional diagonal stroke 4 might work better for this set.
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Comment by minimum 26th September 2010
The canvas is my bed. Printed the text, placed paper on the bed and pushed the pins in. Ripped out the paper. Knotted the thread as specified in the fontstruction. Et voilà.
Comment by minimum 26th September 2010
Wow! Thanks minimum. Your "fs Pin and Thread" is really cool...you're right, the similarities are uncanny.

Thanks so much for the actual "hand made" sample...it is awesome!
Comment by aphoria 26th September 2010
minimum, nice realization of the font. i hope you took pictures of the before and during creation of the sample. i think it would be cool to see the pattern with the pins sticking into the paper before you rip it apart as well as the during rip process :)
Comment by funk_king 27th September 2010
good idea.
Comment by naveenchandru 4th October 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Pushpins” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 20th October 2010
Thank you for the Top Pick. :)
Comment by aphoria 24th October 2010
How do you change the color to your fontstruct?
Comment by noahocker 24th October 2012
@noahocker: The samples are done using a graphics program such as Photoshop, Paint etc.
Comment by p2pnut 25th October 2012
@noahocker As p2pnut mentioned, the samples were created using a graphics program, in this case I used Paint.NET.

To make the dots a different color...

1 - Type your characters using the uppercase using one color.

2 - Add a new layer to the image.

3 - Change the text color.

4 - Type the exact same characters using the lowercase.

5 - Align the new layer so the dots line up with the first layer.
Comment by aphoria 25th October 2012

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