Jettison Stencil

by afrojet

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jet-ti-son -verb 1. to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency. 2. to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard. -noun 1. the act of casting goods from a vessel or aircraft to lighten or stabilize it.


Comment by afrojet 13th august 2008
This is great, and I love both the specimen and the alternate characters!
Comment by SquarePeg 13th august 2008
this is awesome! how did you get those curved corners? i had a look at a clone and still can't figure it out... sorry if this is a dumb question.

Nice work!
Comment by Sye Robertson (SimonRobertson) 13th august 2008
Excellent! :)
Comment by thalamic 13th august 2008
ok, i've found the brick stacking technique now. cheers
Comment by Sye Robertson (SimonRobertson) 13th august 2008
are you serious? that's awesome!
Comment by Sye Robertson (SimonRobertson) 14th august 2008
ok, i just checked it out, and that is amazing... well, for me it is as i never thought of scaling up x2 for both axis... i can be a little daft...
Comment by Sye Robertson (SimonRobertson) 14th august 2008
Thanks for the positive vibes all. Jettison owes a debt to many of you for laying the groundwork that led to its birth.
@SimonRobertson: Williaum is spot on with his dissection. I've simply scaled both the x and y from 1 to 2. I find this scaling gives more possibilities for brick overlapping. Like in the percentage glyph below where the curve meets the angle.
Comment by afrojet 14th august 2008
That's pretty damn cool!
Comment by SquarePeg 14th august 2008
I had dismissed brick scaling because I didn't like the global nature of it. But wasn't I lazy! I just didn't spend enough time familiarising myself with it to assess what it could do.

WELL! Thank you for creating a font that shows us!
Comment by intaglio 14th august 2008
Once you scale up you'll never go back;-)
Alfred, Chesterfield and Starstruc were all built using the 2x scale method. I think Jettison (at least 95% of it) could have been built at 1x scaling but when I started it I was already so use to laying brick at 2x that I found it confusing to go back to 1x. Below is an example of the "K" from the FontStruction Alfred. You can see some of the overlapping techniques I used to create the joint angles and in the fillets on the serifs.
Comment by afrojet 15th august 2008
that's really awesome. clever trick.
it took me barely half an hour to get it!
very inventive!
Comment by kix 15th august 2008
Nice, clean work, Afrojet.

I thought everyone knew about how brick scaling worked!?! Many of my designs just wouldn't be possible without it. Thanks for posting your visual explanations. I can put up some if anyone is interested.

You're right, brick overlapping at 2x scale increases brick possibilities by a factor of 4. Everything you can do in 1x you can do in 2x, and then some. Not only that, depending on your design, you can cover the same amount of grid real estate that you would in 1x using only a quarter of the bricks.

Combine that with williaum's brick stacking technique, and you have exponential possibilities. Then the fun really begins!

Comment by geneus1 15th august 2008
@geneus1: The FontStruct Universe would be a better place, if you showed us how you do some of your magic. I'm pretty sure I stole the scaling idea from one of your earlier creations.
Comment by afrojet 15th august 2008
it's the language sometimes...
what if you thought u understood something but you didn't?
well, that definitvely happend to me...
Comment by kix 15th august 2008


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