Oktogon Stencil

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by Frodo7
See also Oktogon Outline by Frodo7.

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Stencil font based on octagonal geometry. Oktogon: a busy crossroad in Budapest delineated by eight sides.

Info: Created on 23rd June 2012 . Last edited on 25th July 2012.
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Impressive. Where is the 4?
Comment by jimhv 13th July 2012

@jimhv: Thank you for your feedback. This is still a work in progress. I was not happy with number 4, but it will come.

Comment by Frodo7 13th July 2012
Very nice modern stencil typeface. Clean, original, good. Love the Q.
Comment by laynecom 13th July 2012
Comment by Frodo7 16th July 2012

This font has been renamed and thoroughly updated.
The text on the demo picture above is a quote from WIRED magazine UK edition, AUG/2012, p34.

Comment by Frodo7 16th July 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Khazad” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 17th July 2012
Excellent and (as with all your work) beautifully weighted and balanced. 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 17th July 2012

@meek: Thank you for the special mention. I really appreciate it.

@p2pnut: Thank you for your kind words and generous rating. As you may have noticed, I have been largely absent on FS in the last few months. This is only my second new work in 2012. With this in mind, every friendly comment, criticism are twice as precious.

Comment by Frodo7 17th July 2012
Comment by Frodo7 17th July 2012
Great work. It reminds me of a cooler version of Sintra which I recently used in a logo competition.
Although yours is a lot more useable and modern.
I even started to do my own version of it in Fontstruct, but never fully completed it.
Comment by djnippa 17th July 2012
THIS 4 was worth waiting for, great type. great sample. i love "A"
Comment by kix 17th July 2012
Any significant changes or just the rename
Comment by rj10328 21st July 2012
Unusual stencil and color turns it into something different again!
Comment by four 25th July 2012
Chapeau, maestro!
Comment by elmoyenique 26th July 2012
Is it based on this font?
Comment by ChristianD 20th September 2012
Comment by ChristianD 20th September 2012
Like.
Comment by thalamic 20th September 2012

@ChristianD: My work is based on simple geometry. There are a few similar fonts around, most notably: Curb Desire by KalleGraphics (above); Mass by Max Little, MyFonts; Foldron by Ronald Underwood, MyFonts. Curb Desire (published on Behance in 2009) has a close resemblance to Foldron (2005), but the two works differ in many details. My font, Oktogon Stencil, is somewhat closer to Mass, as both share the same geometry. Since Apple Inc. patented the rounded rectangle, I opted for octagons.:))

Fortunately, there are no design patents in typography, and creative people get inspired by other's works. The first popular sans serif, Akzidenz Grotesk (1896) was thought to be derived from Walbaum or Didot (similar metrics, minus serifs). Helvetica, originally named as Neue Haas Grotesk (1957), was developed to compete with AG in the sans serif arena. Arial (1982), widely distributed by Microsoft Windows, shares many features with Helvetica. In fact, the two typefaces are so similar, it takes an expert to tell them apart.

What was your point?
 

Comment by Frodo7 22nd September 2012
I'm with you. The history of the Typography is a field to teach here, IMHO. Thanks once again.
Comment by elmoyenique 22nd September 2012
@Frodo7

I agree with you Frodo.

You make your own fonts with your own expression–> your creative activity –> your idea & you realize it on yout way.

This is how is shut stay.
Comment by beate 24th September 2012
@elmoyenique & beate: Thank you for your support.
Comment by Frodo7 27th September 2012

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