For my chosen theme Community (specifically biological community)
I decided to work with a worm/snake shape. Trying to figure out the final letter shapes during the creative process I got inspired by the snake game I'm sure everyone played on their old Nokia including me.
I observed the snake's movements in the game and created a typeface based on that. I would characterize my typeface as a simple combination of retro and modern at the same time.
Created by Nicole Rybáková as a first-year graphic design student at UWE Bristol Uni.
For the font, I made it by the theme “community”. It then reminds me of bees in the natural world as they often work as a group, which needs good communication to connect each other being part of the community. I made the fonts using hexagon shapes based on the look of the honeycomb that the bees storing the honey from.
The goals for this typeface was to create a quirky design, inspired by the map of the underground. I ensured that my letters abided by the rules that Harry Beck set while designing the map - horizontal, vertical and 45° lines, and incorporating circles into my design. I wanted this typeface to have a friendly feel and to reflect the theme of the community through the idea of connection.
This font was a response to the theme 'community' and focused on the Birmingham based womxn skate group "Brum Girl Skate". I looked at the structure of skateparks and reflected the curves and flowing arches found in these ramps and bowls. I also explored concrete as a skatepark material and incorporated it's association to Brutalism. This contrasting, combination of brutalist, angular geometry and the movement and flow of skatepark structures created Brutal Bab!
After watching a documentary on how the elderly are often lonely and forgotten about, it inspired me to create this font detailing the feeling of isolation and becoming disconnected from a community.
The circles that make up the font represent individuals in a community. I chose to have a number of the circles grouped, then others separated, illustrating how one can be surrounded by people but still feel isolated and alone. As this is a common issue in the world today, I found it appropriate to portray this struggle, especially with current world-wide events.
This fontrusction was created for the theme 'community'. Titled, 'Social Bubble' I aimed to represent how Covid-19 has affected our social lives. The reason for the different styles for each letter is to express how everyone's situation is different, however I did keep some consistency for aesthetic purposes. The bitmap style also represents how social interaction has become more digital due to people not being able to see each other face to face.
This typeface has been created around the theme of community. In particular I looked at referencing the idea of the online/digital communities that we have all become so reliant on due to COVID-19 and being alone in isolation. I researched into the effects of lockdown on various peoples screent time and interviewed them, then used this as my thesis starting point. To create the concept, I experimented with different symbols that represent digital connection for example; wifi, signal and battery.
This font is based off the handwriting style you commonly see on placards at protests, but with a digital, pixelated twist. I was aiming for bold, angry, in-your-face lettering, to mimic the anger a lot of protesters feel when marching for their causes. The digital look reflects specifically 2020, because due to the pandemic, so much of our lives have moved online.
Around the time I made this font, I was under the impression that the internet is too full of people who misuse and overuse memes that weren't funny to begin with. See, I didn't have YouTube or any mainstream social media site back then; rather, I grew up on Scratch and mostly Flipnote Hatena, whose main populace consists of younger creators (or "jellyfish," as I referred to them, for going with the flow), so that kind of explains. However, FontStruct was different. I was never bombarded with trash memes the whole time I was on this site! To "celebrate," I spontaneously built this little fontstruction on a whim. It must not have hit me that that was because FontStruct isn't 50% made of 12-year-olds, or isn't built to make animations, or isn't requiring a handheld game console to create content for. I originally uploaded the font with this cringy description (warning, may not be factually accurate):
"People on the internet often think alike. Which sucks, b/c you don't often get to see creative stuff. A good example is scratch.mit.edu. It's a great website where you make games, animations, art, and other cool stuff. Then you can share these projects with people of all ages around the world. I encourage you to try it! However, Scratch is currently being trashed w/ uncreative humor animations that are all about 3 to 20 seconds, and they mostly use random glitchy humor, which takes no time to create. However, the community @ FS here don't act like such jellyfish; they don't go with the flow like other social sites. To celebrate, I have fontstructed this nice little font here! :)"
Uuugh, where did I get these opinions from??
Tpying "#" produces a heart and "%" gives you a smiley face. If anyone can think of a better name for this font, I'd love to know in the comments.