always loved design, street art, photography, typography, and so on, especially the (almost) endless possibilities of screen-based design. that's probably why i ended up here and love it. if you take a look at my fontstructions here you might notice that i'm a bit influenced by the swiss ideas of typography: i try to create clean, readable fonts with character sets as complete as possible. i usually try to make at least all the characters used in english, spanish, french and german languages, and i'm focusing on building actual characters without already-built-in special effects like shadows, extrusions, structures etc to keep my fonts as widely usable as possible.
Published: 29th July, 2009
Last edited: 4th September, 2009
Created: 10th May, 2009
I intended to make some sort of an M.C.Escher tribute here. I'm sorry this isn't very complete and far from being perfectly well done, but it somewhat started to make me feel dizzy...;) And even though I'm not very convinced by this, I don't think I'd come up with a way better execution soon.
I hope for Mr Escher that there are better tribute fonts for him out there! He'd definitely deserve it...
It was by the way funk_king's Impossible Alphabet that reminded me of this unfinished thing laying around in my messy unpublished fontstructions box, and made me take it out and finish it. (If you can call 42 characters "finished".)
Published: 22nd July, 2009
Last edited: 11th June, 2013
Created: 20th July, 2009
Well, apparently everybody here likes building letters... And I'm sure everybody got told at least once to finally shut down that damn computer while fontstructing.
Here's how you can go on tinkering fonts even with the computer unplugged!;)
I had carried this idea around with me a long time ago, doing some sketches, but abandoning it cause I thought all the thin and dotted lines would go beyond fontstruct's possibilities. Until funk_king proved me wrong... Thanks for the re-inspiration!
I think this is pretty self-explaining. Cut along the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines and put some glue on the shaded parts, put it all together, and there you go with your new toys!
Unfortunately it was impossible to fill all the inner sides of all the counters, but I tried to leave them open where you'd see it least. There might also be some bugs, I haven't tried them out yet. Pure brainwork so far... (My brain's still in the freezer to cool down a bit) In case someone ever actually uses them and finds something wrong, please let me know!
Hope you like it!:)
Check out the fill font if you wanna print your own custom-made design on the letters!
Published: 11th May, 2008
Last edited: 29th July, 2009
Created: 11th May, 2008
Decorative western/circus font, inspired by Rosewood, Zebrawood and similar fonts. The lc are with inverted fill...
Hope you like it! :)
Check out the stencil version of this too, for a more rugged style...
Published: 26th July, 2010
Last edited: 15th August, 2010
Created: 24th July, 2010
Another script experiment, again with a pinch of blackletter, but also with a solid lacing of rock'n'roll... For the fun/easiness of it, this was done with pre-2.0-features only. Funny how this already gives is an old-school feel. :)
A lot of refinement is still to be done... Suggestions are, as always, welcome!
And I will probably add some more latin characters soon...
Published: 22nd May, 2008
Last edited: 23rd June, 2009
Created: 22nd May, 2008
Little experimental graffiti-style-font. Begin every word with an upper case letter, then write on with lower case letters. Use ) to end words, and add an asterik for some additional style...
hope all ya graffiti bros out there like it!;)
Published: 13th May, 2010
Last edited: 13th May, 2010
Created: 12th April, 2010
Ultra heavy slab serif uppercase only face, subtly celebrating the 4x1 diagonals of fontstruct 2.0...
I hope some people will find more stylish uses for this than on college shirts/jumpers. It actually wasn't intended to have that standard college slab serif look, and I desperately believe that there's still a nuance of difference, but that might be an illusion.
I btw just copied the uppercase letters on lowercase slots to make it more convenient. So don't be too impressed by the character count.;)
Published: 29th May, 2010
Last edited: 13th June, 2010
Created: 28th May, 2010
This is my first humble attempt at something blackletterish. It's the third clone of the initial starting point which was based on another blackletter attempt I did some time ago... Seems like I'm not much of a blackletter natural.:) I'm not completely happy with this one neither, but just pumping it out because i don't currently find any motivation or creativity to improve it.
Any suggestions for improvement are welcome! Especially for the T, that one gives me the creeps... And yes, I know kerning can get quite messy and is best done by hand.
More and/or higher resolution samples on my blog!This is a clone
Published: 2nd June, 2009
Last edited: 24th June, 2009
Created: 1st June, 2009
sweet little graffiti-comic-punk-style-outline-font that you might not want to use for more than a few words...
more characters coming soon!
what a pleasure btw to make a font that's done within about half an hour...:P
Published: 5th July, 2010
Last edited: 5th July, 2010
Created: 24th June, 2010
Little experiment of mine, trying to design a script font that really connects all the letters. As you might guess from the quality of the uppercase, I started with lowercase and had quite some trouble finishing the uppercase... And I know there are (obviously) always the connection strokes peaking out at the end any word, but funnily this imperfect look has started to grow on me during the fontstructing.
I also know there are still lots and lots of inconsistencies and letters that badly need a rework, but I thought the constructive criticism of my fellow fonstructors might be more helpful and efficient at improving this... So I'm grateful for any suggestions!:)
Oh, and yes: The kerning is very painful at times, but I can't see how I can improve that under the constraints of the script and the character forms. And obviously the script thing doesn't work with uppercase only text.
Published: 9th July, 2009
Last edited: 4th October, 2009
Created: 2nd July, 2009
Update: I've remodelled this one completely on a 1x1 filter, with some minor changes on basic latin, redesigned diacritics and extended character set for most roman languages.
Published: 5th April, 2010
Last edited: 5th April, 2010
Created: 20th November, 2009
This feels very bad; it's the first time I'm betraying my oath never to use the grid to feign bezier curves, and one of the few times I betray my principle only to publish complete character sets. At least there is a chance to make amends on the second treason, but this font still deserves it's name: Tradita. (Italian for betrayed)
Alternative a and z on the lowercase. I'll probably add more characters soon enough, but it's unlikely to get an uppercase set.
Published: 15th October, 2019
Last edited: 9th October, 2009
Created: 30th July, 2009
The ultra light sister of Exempla Sans Medium... Sharp eyes will see that it's not the exact sister yet; I modified some details here that I didn't like and will also modifiy them in Exempla Sans Medium soon to make the family genetically homogeneous.
Hope you like it... Definitely one of my most useful fontstructions. And I got dangerously close to the brink of madness when I had to do every circumflex and every caron of the extended latin set with brickstacking... ;)This is a clone of Exempla Sans Medium
Published: 1st May, 2009
Last edited: 7th December, 2009
Created: 29th April, 2009
clean sans serif typeface with technical look, built with high readability and wide usability in mind... so not a really creative font, but i somehow like it anyway.:P
Update: extended latin A is complete now...
Take a look at the stencil version and the slab serif version (my current favorite) as well!This is a clone
Published: 31st August, 2009
Last edited: 31st August, 2009
Created: 31st July, 2009
Definitely turned out weirder than expected, but well... Sometimes you just can't control your creations.;)
And yes, this definitely needs some refinements. Especially the name.:D Any suggestions?
Published: 14th May, 2008
Last edited: 27th January, 2009
Created: 14th May, 2008
Use parenthesis to open and close the frame and underscore for space between words.
Hope you like it!This is a clone of Block On
Published: 29th March, 2010
Last edited: 29th March, 2010
Created: 29th January, 2010
Feels like years since I've shared my last fontstructions...
This one's been lying around in the private box for quite a while because I didn't find the inner peace to do an extended character set. Originally I just trying to get an acceptable A using a 2x1 filter setting, but somehow it grew to a whole typeface. (That makes any word written in capital letters look like a tobacco brand, hence the name...)
Published: 3rd March, 2012
Last edited: 25th March, 2012
Created: 27th May, 2010
Hey FontStruct! Long time no see! :)
This is what one would unfortunately have to call a lukewarm comeback. It's been almost 2 years since my last release, and what I come back with is a not overly creative design with an uncomplete character set and an unsatisfying name. But this has been collecting dust for too long in my unreleased fonts collection, and I sort of like the uppercase... So I thought maybe someone else does, too.
Western european diacritics and more punctuation marks will hopefully come soon, so don't download yet.
Published: 5th July, 2008
Last edited: 15th June, 2009
Created: 2nd June, 2008
heavy font, inspired by 20ies and 30ies (and so on) poster and headline fonts... hope you like it! the missing "more latin" characters are on their way and will arrive when they arrive!
Published: 29th April, 2010
Last edited: 29th April, 2010
Created: 28th April, 2010
This technique certainly has the potential for more than this, but right now I don't have the time for experimenting a lot. But how about using it for a handwriting-on-rough-paper font?
And yep, I'll do a more complete character set soon...
Published: 8th July, 2009
Last edited: 7th December, 2009
Created: 24th May, 2009
slab serif version of Exempla Sans Strict... Not so sure about the the capital A yet, any suggestions are welcome!
Hope you like it!This is a clone of Exempla Sans Medium
Published: 25th July, 2009
Last edited: 8th August, 2009
Created: 19th July, 2009
This is the result of my frustration of never getting capital A's with diagonals steep enough to go all the way down without getting way too wide: A tall font with 2x1 grid stretch, with - guess what - a capital A whose diagonals aren't steep enough to go all the way down without being too wide... Well, whatever! :P
Maybe somebody likes it anyway!
Published: 21st April, 2008
Last edited: 30th October, 2009
Created: 21st April, 2008
Look at this lazy bastard... Has been lying around in my backyard for 1 1/2 years now without doing anything. No wonder it has ended up this fat.
Published: 23rd April, 2008
Last edited: 22nd June, 2009
Created: 23rd April, 2008
Simple drop-shadow font, works great as a pixel font too.
I hope i'll find the time to add the more latin letters soon...
Published: 17th May, 2008
Last edited: 23rd June, 2008
Created: 17th May, 2008
Fill font for "Teatral".
I know fill fonts are normally only covering the inside of the letters, but because i can't adjust the spacing, i had to make it like this to get them overlaying...
This is a clone of Teatral