A collection of exceptionally creative FontStruct fonts with very small character sets. Also known as the UWE set.
A display typeface (probably best viewed small, I'm aware!) based upon some physical type I made from dark food colouring etched into sugar syrup. This was to represent the brief theme I picked of 'unstable', hence why all the characters are completely induvidual in size and shape. I have also published a second version which displays what happens when the food colouring bled into the sugar syrup.
Richter is a font inspired by the idea of instability. I initially looked at the idea of falling; the aftermath of an earthquake. However, the current design looks not at the aftermath of an earthquake, but at the aftermath of falling. The design is heavily inspired by breaking, smashing and the general consequences of an unstable object splitting apart.
Gloria is inspired by 1930's architecture. The theme for this idea is ‘destructive'. I looked at the exterior of buildings and the disappearance and destruction of 1930's architecture and the art deco era and style. The font is a combinination of curves and straight edges which expresses the style of architecture from that time. The detail on the letters will look better at a larger scale so it would be best for display. Anyone wanting to convey a period time or the art deco movement this is the font for you.
I created this typeface around the theme of gregarious, focusing on gregarious plants. I started with drawing the letterforms in ink using a rolled up leaf. The results were twig-like marks which reminded me of the illustrations from 'A Monster Calls' so I developed the letters thinking how they could work alongside this or another story. The name 'This Wild Earth' is taken from the book and I think reflects the scratchy and bold feel of the typeface.
Topo was originally inspired by the theme Filthy. The idea of compact lines came from looking at the shapes chewed into chewing gum pieces which are wrongly discarded on the floor. Using topographic maps I created the lines for each letter respectively hence the naming of the font.
Desk bound is inspired by the shape of paperclips. The theme for this idea is ‘systematic’, my initial interpretation of this was something heavy and solid, to represent machinery/construction, based on industrial systems. The idea behind the paperclips comes from the notion that every ‘system’, in a broader sense of the word, requires careful planning and organisation. The physical form of the letters is intended to appear both soft and geometric, making use of the rounded rectangular shape of the paperclips to communicate this and remain consistent, reflecting back on the original ‘systematic’ theme whilst looking lighthearted and playful.
This font relates to my original theme, ‘Messy’, which was developed based on the Brazilian slums, Favelas. In Western culture, these are viewed as ‘messy’, however in Brazilian culture they take great pride in their homes. This reflects the idea that people respond to the same theme in different ways depending on their cultural context. This font is designed to be used at large display sizes of 100pt or more as this means that the detail in each character can be clearly seen.
This typeface was designed from using the word 'Squishy' as a starting point. Which i then went on to pinpointing it down to fat in particular looking at animal fat. I feel this font can be used in a large poster or sign, advertising or for promoting against animal cruelty.This is a clone
Read as I read 2 is a typeface that I have developed from the previous design 'Read as I read'. With the same aim to capture the movement upon which the letters are distributed around the page caused by dyslexia. A feature common amongst dyslexics, that causes difficulty and uncertainty when trying to make out written words. In developing the typeface I aimed to increase legibility, to make it more universal. Whilst continuing to capture the context of why I initially created the typeface. Representing this by combining the same letter form twice, and overlayingthem in order to capture the aspect of movement. This time all in captials to help with legibility.
Based on the theme of 'Energetic', this typeface is inspired by the footprints which teach people how to dance. The unrepeated pattern of footprint suggests spontaneity, and it also makes the typeface looks unusal and stands out. The font is designed to be decorative and to be use selectively. I think it will be suitable to party poster or promotion.
This font is based around the theme of 'Filth' and took direct inspiration from a piece of dirty netting. The convex effect the grid pattern has on the letters reminds me of 3D digital drawing software, could be used for something within that field. Intended to be used for display text.
This font was based upon the theme of starvation, deriving from the topic of malnourishment. I looked at waste and used/ empty rubbish, in particular food packaging, that I felt represented the fragility of starved beings. Looking at stretched and warped plastic, such as that of empty crisp packets, gave eerie imagery that looked unnatural and like bare skin stretched across bone. I looked creased and stretched materials to extract each letter and manipulate it through fontstruct.
Based on the theme of malnutrition, this font uses chicken bones to structure its letter forms. The chicken bones represent the cycle of malnutrition that continues today in the fast food industry – how we mistreat and abuse chickens that we then eat, consequently malnourishing ourselves in the process. The font is based on a stencil font, which chicken bones where placed on top of, photographed, drawn and translated onto Font Struct to create the final product. The font is not designed as body text but is designed to be used for means that need a more impacting, visually striking and eye catching font.This is a clone
**This font is still a work in progress**
Smash Me Again is inspired by broken glass. I traced around an image of broken glass molded in to a word and used is as my basis to create this font. It might not look exactly like broken glass, however, that was only the inspiration.
This font was created for and as part of my UWE graphic design course, this is my first font which is why it has several flaws, and is far from perfect. Feedback would be appriciated. Thanks!
- Jacob Webb.
do-oh is a display typeface inspired by the word 'squishy'.
I looked at squishing and the movement of squishing something hard and soft and the different forms it would take; I became interested in how an object changes form when squished but how it retains sections of the previous form too but slightly distorted.
I was also interested in the different ways of squishing something and how that changed the outcome.
The typeface is focused on shapes made when I created letters from squashing dough together.This is a clone
I have made this font based on the overall theme of dangerous. When exploring this theme further I started looking at venomous animals and specifically at Funnel Web spiders. The intricate funnel shaped webs that they made started off the initial designs for this font. I looked at the different patterns that the webs can make and made a web of my own to priduce the shapes that inspired this font.
Made as part of the “Found type” project for UWE Bristol. Inspired by the word “Squishy” I explored ‘doughy’ avenues and decided to base a font around first donuts and then finally settled on jam. This font is inconsistent, no one letter is uniformed. It portrays a wet and fluid feel that could be seen in any cookbooks or type for children. I would imagine this font to be useful for a very small audience as it is very specific. It could be used beyond the jam idea and be useful in terms of science fiction as it looks ambiguous out of context of the materials. This is not the finished product and it will be worked on over the next few months.
The main theme of this typeface is based on tension and the structure of muscle and muscle fibers. Originally I started off with the word energise and from there I looked at sugar and then the consumption of sugar which helps fuel your body and muscles. I then began to explore muscle forms and how it is structured around bones, ligaments and how it is intertwined. I then tried to translate this all into letterform.
This typeface was designed with the adjective 'Massive' in mind. I then chose to focus on trees, particulary the tree bark, to see how it is structured. I collected bits of bark from trees to see how bark can vary in its texture, such as, the 3D features and the visible cracks. This typeface could be used as a large title in posters, banners or headings for leaflets, possibly for environmental awareness campaigns.This is a clone
This typeface is part of a Graphic Design project at UWE and is based on the theme of unstable. I was interested in the way that liquid (such as paint) can change and move, sometimes in a way that we cannot control. I began by looking at the way paint reacted when placed on wet paper. I liked the element of chance involved in this process and to create this final typeface I let watered down paint fall and splatter creating broken patterns and uneven edges. I have tried to capture some of these patterns in this typeface.
I produced this typeface as a part of a UWE project. I started by exporing the word dangerous, where I moved onto the topic of fear. This lead me to a fear of heights and ultimately glass and the way it smashes. This broken glass typeface is shattered as if hit directly and smashed into shape. I wanted it to look more unorganised so the smash seemed more natural. I didn't want the pieces to fit the shape of the letter form but I also didn't want you to be unable to read the letter so I felt like this was a good middle ground between the two. This typeface is to be used as a title font rather than text font.
The theme for this typeface is the word 'Filthy'. The letterform's structures are based on dust and the way it separates when a finger is dragged through it. Dust collects on objects that have been untouched for periods of time, often through neglect. The use of negative space and lack of border draws attention to the dot-work dust that forms around the accents of the letters. As a finger cleans dust, larger piles form where there is a change in direction. This helps identify the individual characters whilst keeping a minimalistic approach. This font can be used for headings and posters, or shop designs and logos. I have always felt this font would go well on a burger shack to help give a rustic or edgy look.
'Nailed It' is a unique and exclusive display typeface primarily designed to portray a message of something to be wary of and to represent the dangerous. The font is physically made of various size nails and splints of timber, positioned to replicate an original font based loosley on a brush script typeface in capitals. Uses for the font could range from circus signs to hardware shops (the most common, obviously).
This font is based on the word messy. Inspiration comes from paper being torn into small pieces, and the moment of chaos when work goes wrong and paper is ripped out of a sketchbook. The gradients are also not accurate in order to vaguely represent how shadows form on crumpled paper. The font was drawn freehand to begin and is designed to be used decoratively for headers. This font could be used for an art club poster.This is a clone
I produced this typeface as a part of a UWE project.This font was created around the theme of Malnourished and involved drinking many cups of tea! I took inspiration from it being the Autumn season and started looking closely at leaves and their structure. I then moved on to show the progression of the season throughout; how as time passes the leaves fall off the trees and the trees are left bare. The type would be better suited to a title or headline font rather than a body text and I've found works best on a large scale.
Based on the relationship between ink and water, experimenting with the way the two liquids merge and the variation of patterns they create. The font does not follow one distinct pattern, it displays the variation of impressions these two fluids can create. The typeface is a display font, not designed to be used for large bodies of text.
Cheap fantasy is a type face inspired by Lurid lighting and hallucinations. Taken from hand drawn letter forms to online use, Cheap Fantasy captures a bright dazzling effect with broken letters.
This display type face has horror feel, with disintegrating blurred letters would suit any horror comic/book title.
This Fractured font is inspired by the breaking of materials and what is left behind after the destruction as the letter forms begin to morph as the key aspects move away from there original space.