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Hey Ladies! I started this in march this year. I was just stoked about some work of thalamic (i don`t know which font it was, tho), so i began fontstructing this about half the height, i think. While doing that i stumbled upon old stuff like posters from the early 30ies. Somehow all this mixed up in my mind, just to explain why it`s called histamic. Apparently in progress, like always! Come on, it`s free :)
Info: Created on 25th March 2013 . Last edited on 8th July 2013.
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Cheers FSors!
Comment by kix 9th July 2013
Simply, clean, usable and very effective.It also gives the appearance of being slightly hand-drawn. Excellent work.
Comment by djnippa 9th July 2013
Really beautiful font!!! It doesn't look handwritten to me though.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 9th July 2013
And what's with the weird sample picture of a guy farting out another guy (at least that's what it looks like to me)
Comment by Noah (winty5) 9th July 2013
Not handwritten, hand-drawn as in painted by hand or something :) And that picture's from the game Monopoly, I believe.
Comment by Umbreon126 9th July 2013
@Umbreon: It doesn't look hand drawn either

Now I see the picture, It's a policeman dragging a guy into jail.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 9th July 2013
I like this thin design. 10/10 and a favorite.
Comment by Isaiah Garcia 10th July 2013
Even though this is constructed entirely from straight – and mostly from perpendicular – lines, the serifs (or beaks, rather) that pop above the cap height and dip below the baseline bless adjacent horizontals with just the right touch of optical bend to keep the flow of things interesting. Z and S are great examples of how these small details bring an organic quality to the whole affair.

Histamic transcends a purely rational and boxy look. It riffs on deco themes that, while geometric, never abolish flair in the name of outright minimalism. Gotta save space that top hat monocle! Chrome sparkle and sequins for all!

Yet for all the high- and low-waisted glyphs and extreme contrast, the overall look remains reserved and dignified.

Classy yet casual. These kind of letters might be scrawled on a binder with a thick marker, or be big glyphs rendered on a painted sign with a flat, wide brush. Buried somewhere in this fontstruction’s lineage are even a few strands of Pixação dna.
Slightly hand-drawn: DJ Nippa’s right on.
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 10th July 2013
p.s. no actual link there. just grab the highlighted word for a google image search if ya like. ;)
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 10th July 2013
well will,
10/10!
i wish i could bend my words in english like you do, to explain what i had in mind :)
I especially appreciate you feeling that twist in e.g. "S" in your first part of your comment.

Thanks also for realizing, this all could be done with a fat marker, cause thats what i love doing :P
Thank you guys for having a close look so far. i love this

Comment by kix 10th July 2013
tutti i migliori
tutto il fantastico
Comment by thalamic 10th July 2013
Also, this is far beyond anything that thalamic might or be capable of doing.
Comment by thalamic 10th July 2013
Classy! 10/10
Comment by cablecomputer 10th July 2013
Great work!
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 10th July 2013
Historic!
Comment by architaraz 10th July 2013
Great font, and great sample, master! My 10 2U, of course.
Comment by elmoyenique 11th July 2013
Excellent work and fascinating how your use of straight lines gives this font a handmade impression.
Comment by four 11th July 2013
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Histamic” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 12th July 2013
This is so full of character. A real delight and a future classic. 10/10++++++++
Comment by p2pnut 13th July 2013
Don't know which is better: the typeface or the review by will.i.ૐ...

;-)

Incredible work!
Comment by laynecom 16th July 2013
Very nice work, 10

it's a master piece

Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 18th July 2013
Of course I love it. Not much to say after Will's review cuz he be speaking hecka gooder than me.

@Winty: "a guy farting out another guy" HAHA.

@kix: Lowercase pleeeeeease.
Comment by geneus1 26th July 2013
*fart* Ouch. Wait, what? I am the first guy farting out another guy! lol
Comment by j4s13 26th July 2013
Lol
Comment by Noah (winty5) 26th July 2013
Hey Gene, bro
To be honest i exprienced the lower case, but the only alternatives, who didn`t follow me in my dreams are NOT in it :) They all sucked! You are a brother in mind, you know about the "possibilities", so i thought you´d have a better belief in my choices _) Juat because upper and lower case are not really similar
Comment by kix 27th July 2013

Feels like bring back to 40's era ^^

Comment by Nadya Ferina (Redcapecat) 2nd April 2016

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