by kassymkulov

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My shot at negative space with 2x2 filters. Far from perfect, but it was fun. Teris means vise-versa. Thanks & Enjoy!


Comment by kassymkulov 22nd october 2012
A seriously awesome font. 2x2? Wow, how is that possible? Can we see some screenshots?

Great job, takes a new twist on fs light!
Comment by demonics 22nd october 2012
Comment by kassymkulov 22nd october 2012
Is this the same technique used by will.i.ૐ on fs light? Very nice anyway!
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 22nd october 2012
1. Cool lowercase Z.

Comment by minidonut 22nd october 2012
Incredible. I could never dare to try such a thing! Love the u/v distinction.
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 22nd october 2012
Thanks, everybody!
FS light uses a technique beyond my imagination or understanding. So, I tried something on my level, which is actually easy, take a look at the picture below. Set the filters to 2x2.

1st one shows an easy way to create "o", but unfortunately, it's impossible to create letters like "e" with it, so we look for a compromise.

2nd one is that compromise (It's not perfect, but undistinguishable at small sizes).

3rd one shows how one would create "c" with it.

4th one is how you start creating "e".

Hope it's understandable. I think it will even work with 2x1 or 1x2 filtering, so, enjoy your fontstructing!
Comment by kassymkulov 22nd october 2012
Comment by kassymkulov 22nd october 2012
@meek: Awesomely, this is a unique approach to creating inverse, sub-macaroni-thickness curves.

I recognized the technique instantly having used a similar composite configuration to stack together the tittles of fs Rondeux (pictured below). However, I only struck upon that difficult and innovative solution when I realized none of the provided circle bricks gave me the precise weight and (non-“wilted”) shape I wanted.

But that was all child’s play compared to this mind-bender of a fontstruction.

True, there may be small stair-steps where circular curves join with the linear strokes of glyphs (stemming from the quantizing limits of the composite bricks involved). Even so, this is a very impressive feat. Just consider how many of the lowercase glyphs are made out of a single stacked composite brick. Crazy!

I love it. I think there is something about fontstructing in reverse that is very much akin to carving – or even punch cutting. This and fs light are the Gaga Stencils of fs 2.x. I always took it that afrojet’s Gaga fontstructions were some of the best proofs-of-concept and thus catalysts leading to what became the macaroni now I am wondering what these two new minimal hairline fontstructions might spark in your imagination – and plans for the fontstructor v.3. :)
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 22nd october 2012
@architaraz: Hah, I think it’s funny how we both find each other’s work unimaginable! It looks so simple, but you have to look at it very closely to figure out the tricks involved. This one you created is a very extreme experiment that you pushed to the limit. I think it’s really awesome. Congrats!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 22nd october 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Teris” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 22nd october 2012
I've stared at the screenshots for a long time but still can not understand it. Great job
Comment by Bang Dje (BangDje) 23rd october 2012
I've stared at the screenshots for a long time but still can not understand it. Great job
Comment by Bang Dje (BangDje) 23rd october 2012
Wow, thanks for the TP, hope this experiment will provoke some more experiments in FS community :)

Thanks for your kind words, and for your works in FS, they truly inspire us!
Comment by kassymkulov 24th october 2012
Very innovative and process well explained. 10/10
Comment by four 24th october 2012
This is crazy !!! Favourite.
Comment by Ross James 29th october 2012

This is crazy elaborate! Nice job; harika!

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