Sort of a revival of the geometric letters seen on a 1916 Dutch litho to paper poster for Wm H. Müller & Co.'s Batavier-lijn passenger service Rotterdam-London. The Batavier Line was the oldest steam shipping line in the Netherlands. The line existed from 1830-1960.
The litho design was originally done by Bart van der Leck (1876 - 1958).
The fontstruction is a Faux Bezier approach, so the design grid was huge. Making it a lot of work and hard to ballance with the editors kerning feature.
I made a couple of small changes as compared to the original, most significant is the upscaled Ampersand.
I completed the alphabet plus numerals and some punctuations.
There are still a small number of spacing issues that needs to be solved.
More characters will follow soon.
Ahh sadly due to repeatedly running into a corrupted font when I save newly made changes to it, it eventually catched up with me and tested the limit of my patience.
I have had to painstakingly restore the font 5 times already since I started it.
So I stopped including new characters as well as making new changes to its existing character set. (At least for now)
Too bad because I wouldve loved to see this truly getting finalized.
So at this stage there are still a number of characters that remain in rough condition, and had yet to be further optimized.
The main A-Z alphabet luckily already was close to how I invisioned it, but especially the numerals, symbols and accents still have some rough edges.
Now, forgetting all that, I still think it is not a bad font at all. Everything is there for most common Western-European languages, somewhat still making this a usable font that I shouldn't be keeping in private!
I hope that despite my bad luck this time, y'all still like it.
About this Font:
The idea was to make a classic Didone style display serif that is meant for making clean headline text similar to those often seen in older magazines or newspapers. I set out trying to design a semi-bold & slight expanded looking letterform with thin hairline serifs and strokes. I choose a large grid scale for the extra freedom in custom shaping this provides.
Technique I used in this design:
This font in particular I have experimented with working within a "(asymmetrical-) Grid Scale ratio" ( 1,5:1 ), so, changing only the value for the Horizontal grid scale. (This distorts the grid aspect ratio, and is a great way to discover and experiment with getting new forms and shapes).
The 1,5 : 1 ratio was specifically choosen to keep maths simple, in order to rebuild certain required bricks that build specific slope angles , such as a 45° (which is no longer possible to make from the FS default brick set when using asymmetric scale ratios, unless making composites).
But what this also does is opening up a totally new approach to making shapes, and..becoming quite a surprisingly easy shortcut to get unusual shapes or make variations on these, even with as little as just the rotation of the bricks/selection. (thanks to the distorted aspect ratio) :-).
This is a must try for those who are into large grid designs, fake curves or interrested in experimenting around a little.
Contemporary geometric gothic typeface.
The idea was to make a typeface design that would suit small point size body style typography.
The fontstruction is a faux Bezier style approach, this allowed me the most freedom in shaping the different letterforms and curves. Capital height is 36 bricks height.
Font sample is best viewed at 2x pixel size or above for a sharp result.
I hope you like it!
Collection of linear-interpolated circle attempts, or simply faux-Bezier circles and other curvature related materials.
This toolset basically is collection of pre-made fake circles and curves in numerous different sizes to make ones workflow easier. It could also simply serve as a educative tool that demonstrates the basic FontStruct technique used for making fake curves and circles.
Initially I intended this to be much more complete, but it is simply too much work, and would take forever to get published at once.
Please don't expect this to be perfect, a lot gets fairly close to the "real-deal".
But keep in mind that they remain raw approximations of their true Bezier counterparts. I will try to improve whatever is needed as time progresses, as well as most likely add more stuff.
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I hope you like it so far,
Feel free to copy, re-use, improve or even destroy!
Second addition to the FAUXHAUX typeface, this version includes Support for uppercase.
Enjoy!This is a clone of STF_FAUXHAUX
It is finally done! It took me around 3 full days of design work and polishing.
The major character design part is about done, and I probably will only add some additional extra ligatures and special characters.
The design approach is a large grid Faux Bezier style to get the most out of custom shaping Top/bottom grid scale is a total of 71 bricks with ascenders and descenders included.
I have done a whole lot of finalizing background work already, and many pairs have been kerned already, but not everything was done yet, this is going to be completed within the next few days.
- Littera Textualis Emergo -
A formal Gothic minuscule that was inspired by Latin bookhand script, better known as 'Textualis'. This script was popular between the 12th & 16th century. Basically Those that would have been used for the main text of Latin books.
A more detailed description is has been written down in a sample image posted in the comment section bellow.
I hope y'all like it as much as I do.
CheersThis is a clone
A futurustic typeface inspired by the classic NASA worm logotype.
Uppercase only, no lowercase planned!
What suposed to be a revival of the "1957 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Brabant" poster, original work by Wim Crouwel
Actually failed terribly since I never peeked at the original while I made this (thought i had it well preserved in my memory, but seems I did not).
Nonetheless It isn't a bad font I guess, so...
Argh, this was horrible to make .. well, getting it slightly balanced was a nightmare. The missing segments of the glyphs constantly caused my brain to correct what I was looking at by means of general logic and my knowledge about the way in which letter spacing usually works. This effect was worst with the letters T, U, Y. And I am convinced that it still contains the necessary disproportionate irregularities with regard to the metrics. I tried kerning it as best as I could. It has only uppercase letters, no numerals and very limited punctuations. I am not sure if I will ever complete this.
enjoy!This is a clone
Humanist Gothic style Grotesque.
This was so much friggin work, and still I have only the basics of Larin characters. The amount of work I put into getting the stoke modulations and smooth edges right was unreal. I couldn't be more happy with it so far. I will add more characters to it soon.
What do you guys think so far? Suggestions or tips are more than appreciated.