A large set of custom brick composites aimed at small grid designs.
• 304 bricks inside
• Numerous corner bricks (curved & rectangular) in various weight ratios (even some transitional) most come with corresponding connector bricks as well
• A set of more decorative corner bricks, such as: inlined, multilined & knotted
• A collection of centered stroke sets in 4 weight ratios
• Some stroke intersection bricks
• A small set of serifs
All brick rotations come as seporate composite for easy further stacking
The idea for this was to encourage new Fontstruct users into looking past the editors limitations and work-arounds by way of demonstrating some hands-on examples and ideas. I hope this might inspire people to build upon these ideas and make their own sets of composites for their fonts.
The collection isn't a one stop shop for custom composites, but rather just a random useful set of bricks. To peek inside the stacked composite layout and find out how it was build enable "Expert Mode" inside the editor and press "o" on the keyboard, this switches the editor to "Outline" view mode.
Maybe I will include additional bricks to the set in the future, dunno yet, but perhaps.. If you like to request specific composite configurations, have ideas for future updates or simply having a question, just let me know in the comment section.
Thats it for now, the project is cloneable, feel free to copy, (re-)use, abuse, expand and /-or redistribute, Enjoy!
P.S. I'm also working on a similar FontStruction that covers slanted strokes and such for small grid designs. That one will be published soon as well.
— Current version: 1.5.0 (WIP) —
1.0.0 (14 March) — Made Basic Latin
1.0.1 (14 March) — Tweaked a few chars: 2 ‘ ’ “ ”
1.1.0 (15 March) — Added More Latin
1.1.1 (15 March) — Tweaked †
1.2.0 (15 March) — Added Extended Latin A and tweaked º
1.2.1 (15 March) — Fixed Ţ
1.3.0 (16 March) — Added Extended Latin B, fixed ¤ Ű ű, tweaked § ģ
1.4.0 (18 March) — Added Greek and Coptic and tweaked ȡ ȴ ȵ ȶ ´
1.4.1 (18 March) — Tweaked 0
1.5.0 (WIP) — Adding Cyrillic and tweaked Φ φ ͺ Ơ ơ
Sports font inspired by "jugio" (https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/2028116/jugio-1)
More updates and characters coming soon!
The ultra-low resolution of this grid may be difficult to grasp without cloning. Fontstruct’s logo has a nominal x-height of 3 bricks, by comparison.
The level of detail, control, and finesse possible in a given fonstruction depended mostly on resolution prior to the recent advent of stackable composites. Did you want it better? Make it bigger!
Brute force, now meet Elegance.
Instead of building individual glyphs hundreds of bricks tall, stackable composites allow us to design rich modular schemata hundreds of bricks deep. Using curved bricks at their largest scale, linear and curvilinear elements dynamically harmonize and oppose. As well, screen fonts can be effectively hinted (aside from notable lack of kerning controls) without sacrificing the integrity of joins and intersections. And the trapping possibilities, Oh the sweet sweet trapping possibilities...
Please, vote kindly and stay tuned for more :)This is a clone