On Reddit a discussion came up about the "Universal S", made up of straight lines, apparently there's been some form of it around the world for over 50 years, nobody truly knows where it came from.
Someone said they tried making other letters... I figured it'd be possible to do a full alphabet. And I've done it here in Fontstruct. Originally it was pixels only so it was jagged. I've now used the angled blocks to smooth it out.
There are a couple of cheats in play, e.g. extra wide M and W, and Q stepping outside the main lines. Was tricky trying to differentiate U and V so there are a couple of versions. Ultimately it's up to you, the user, to put these together as you want! Minimal punctuation as it's for headings and logos.
BS1 Ink-Bleed is a typeface made for "What The Font?" project
As you can see I was inspired by different graffiti and tags that I saw on Bristol streets. I decided to use simple style letters for better readability in this small grid.
I wrote each letter on cardboard, and pixelated on computer after that. I like that this method gives nice distortion/noise and nice realistic shapes.
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A block, graffiti inspired, font with sprays of imperfection and an urban aesthetic. The letters are structured equal in width and length and are all designed in capital. The graphic elements both inside and outside the typeface enhance a "technologically programmed" (pixelated) feel to the overall font.
Must use lowercase to start word, then CAPSLOCK to finish word.This is a clone of OTTO GRAPH
What’s your favorite letter?
G1 Defkahn. A somewhat readable modular graffiti font colored over four layers. Independent bubble fills on upper and lowercase sets. Heavycomp entry #2.This is a clone
After having made COBBLOCKS OPEN, and downloaded it, I realized I couldn't colour the letters... So I made a filled version, allowing for the entire letters to change colour, not just the outline.This is a clone of COBBLOCKS OPEN
About 30 years ago, when I was in highschool, I used to draw words in my notebooks, with lettering that looked like this using the pre-printed squares in my notebook. It was infinately cruder, and had no shading... So for my first font ever, and since the work sheet very much resembles that squared notebook from way back when, I figured I would recreate it!
This time as a soft, kind of bubble-block font. Capital letters only.
This font is inspired by the word 'danger'. It is based on the shift in perceptions on graffiti and how some view it as anti-social and therefore a danger to our society. Over time it has shifted to be classed as an art form which creates character on our streets; specifically in Bristol. It is inspired by the recent cleaning of the 'Bearpit' in Bristol.
Specially designed for Cracktro CSDb crack intro competition 2018 by Digger/Elysium. Set font size to 19px with aliasing (no smoothing).This is a clone of Cracktro
Specially designed for Cracktro CSDb crack intro competition 2018 by Digger/Elysium. Set font size to 19px with aliasing (no smoothing).
Work in progress.
https://www.fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/1657847/wppsThis is a clone of FatThinCo
A continuation of ideas present in Technokratz, with some imagination added for good measure!
This creates new ambigrams and ambiguous words. Here are a few that I found:
AND = ROD
FACE = FREE
FONT = FROM
FOX = HOT
FREE = TREE
INTO = TOMB
LAY = EAT
PHYSICS = EXISTES
SOLD = SAID
TECH = MECH/MEEK/NECK
THE = AXE
TOXIC = MOXIE
VICTORINOX = LAWSUIT (hah, just kidding)
WATER = TAMER
YEATS = TEAMS
Since I like this ambiguity so much, I will keep working to make letters resemble other letters even more! The real trick is finding these synergies while still preserving enough variability in forms that things can still be read flawlessly.
"A futuristic attempt at 'insular' English. The main design rule was 'make it bend where it shouldn't'. This could symbolize some cyber-dystopia-lord-dude's desire to stop at nothing, or something."
This design inserts a dot into every empty grid square. Off-grid empty squares don't count - there must be an utterly empty space of 1 square's size ON the grid. The dotting further imparts a unique identity to every letter.
Shall I continue this one? Let me know. :DThis is a clone of Technokratz
A futuristic attempt at "insular" English. The main design rule was "make it bend where it shouldn't". This could symbolize some cyber-dystopia-lord-dude's desire to stop at nothing, or something.