Published: 30th October, 2012
Last edited: 28th October, 2012
Created: 15th October, 2012
This fontstruct was created around the theme of ‘motion’. I drew inspiration from the Da Vinci sketches of the human anatomy which led me to look at muscle fibres, ligaments and tendons. Attributing the interlocking patterns that collagen fibres have or the striations of skeletal muscles, helping me to create a typeface which represents the theme of motion in a static form
Published: 29th October, 2012
Last edited: 30th October, 2012
Created: 27th October, 2012
This typeface is 1 of the responses I had towards the word 'order'. It's not the most intricate of designs, but conveys the idea of order in the form of receipts clearly. This brief was created by my degree course.
Published: 28th October, 2012
Last edited: 28th October, 2012
Created: 20th October, 2012
This Fontstruction was designed for my first module, 'Communicating With Words' at UWE. The brief we were given was to design a typeface using a key word, mine being 'ornate'. My ideas initially stemmed from architecture and then to the tilling within. I used elements I saw within the tile design and transferred them into my Fontstruction.This is a clone
Published: 20th October, 2012
Last edited: 1st November, 2012
Created: 14th October, 2012
This font was created around the theme of repetition, it was inspired by Art Deco design and how repetition and pattern aren't just pointless ornaments but fundamental to the structure of the font. I have been able to reach this stage after 5 weeks of continuous development, sketching and experimentation which I focused around trying to create a bridge between 2D and 3D fonts. Built up of a single repeated component this font is not suitable or made for large amounts of text, but instead has been created to highlight the strength and complexity of each individual letter.
Published: 20th January, 2012
Last edited: 8th March, 2009
Created: 6th March, 2009
Forgotten Fonts 13 Racer // I'm looking through my font library at my many Forgotten Fonts to see how many should have been released.
Published: 24th December, 2011
Last edited: 4th January, 2012
Created: 22nd December, 2011
Typeface based on the work of Victorian Designer and Architect E. W. Godwin (1833-1886) born in Stokes Croft, Bristol. He was influential in the Aesthetic movement that created "the look" of Victorian Britain. He began his career working in the strongly polychromatic "Ruskinian Gothic" style of mid-Victorian Britain, inspired by The Stones of Venice, then moved on to provide designs in the "Anglo-Japanese taste" of the Aesthetic Movement and Whistler's circle in the 1870s. A friend of Oscar Wilde, James Whistler and William Burges he was also the father of revered actress Dame Ellen Terrys illegitimate child. Godwin's influence can be detected in the Arts and Crafts Movement. To judge from his sketchbooks at the Victoria and Albert Museum, one might have expected an eclectic historicist, but Godwin, by no means a tame reproducer of antiquarian Gothic designs, was among the first to extend the European design repertory to include the arts of Japan, which had been opened to the Western world in 1853. His work is undergoing a revival since he was jokingly adopted as the patron saint of Stokes Croft by community action group the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft. The group aim to to put some of his finest architectural achievements in the city back to good use as many of them despite being buildings of some historical significance lie empty and unused. His design work is being reincorporated into the urban landscape through the community organisation's programme of public art and his style has recently been adopted by a number of Street Artists including Dones and Felix Braun so his work is undergoing some kind of a revival.The glyphs are all based on the patterns from his sketchbooks.
Published: 31st October, 2011
Last edited: 16th November, 2011
Created: 26th October, 2011
Fair Isle by Hannah Wood
Fist year graphics student at UWE
This is my first Fontstruction based on knitting patterns and the Fair Isle knitting of the Shetland Isles. The letterforms are influenced by letters knitted into textiles by hand, made up of 12x12 squares.
Published: 25th October, 2011
Last edited: 18th November, 2011
Created: 18th October, 2011
The finished product from the first communicating with words module at UWE in Bristol. My font is based on the word 'Ornate'. At first I started looking at Iron gates, Jewelry, but after spending about a week trying to make curves on fontstruct and failing each time, i decided to look at native american print and aztec design. This is a clone
Published: 11th April, 2011
Last edited: 25th April, 2011
Created: 10th April, 2011
A festive font in the spirit of the upcoming holidays :) I'm going to make more eggs, but I just had to release it before anyone else got the same idea ;P
Numerals are more solid shapes and letters are crazy patterns (There's even a captain's decoration on the G)
Published: 4th March, 2011
Last edited: 5th March, 2011
Created: 4th March, 2011
How about this way, Xenophilius? :^)
It looks, err, rather covoluted at the default display size. Try zooming in! 8)
P.S. There’s a starting character on Í (option+shift+s for Mac). Spaces can be used to pad the wave effect and create shapes and background textures. Enjoy!
Published: 23rd February, 2011
Last edited: 21st February, 2011
Created: 6th April, 2010
A futuristic typeface. Each letter has a different pattern:
A - a bit distorted
B - plaiting
C - thin, straight stripes
D - something...
E - minimalistic, I think it's much more E than R
F - something...
G - G sinking in stripes, water
H - sparkling
I - cut by a knife
J - error
K - look at the shape of K - it's an arrow and it's flying towards itself
L - pixels, glass, pixel glass
M - Sector-ish
N - sunset
O - rectangle test, something like DirectX benchmark
P - sawtooth
Q - accent on the tail
R - blown by wind
S - fizzy
T - tribal
U - pixel art?
V - outline
W - something...
X - a wrench
X - diagonal stripes
Z - shiny
0 - growing diagonal stripes
1 - Chinese window
2 - gradient lightening
3 - retro-striped version of 2
4 - dotty
5 - gradient darkening
6 - sharp thing
7 - checker
8 - blurry
9 - blurry inversed and with squares
? - parquet
! - rounded piano or whatever
.,' and " - the most beautiful - completely black
Published: 9th November, 2010
Last edited: 15th November, 2010
Created: 19th October, 2010
Influenced by train station displays, till receipts (dot matrix), Germanic runes, stitched patterns, nomadic decoration, grid-based structures, and Connect 4. Created for a Graphic Design Level 1 project with the chosen theme of 'repetition'.
Published: 9th November, 2010
Last edited: 14th December, 2010
Created: 4th November, 2010
I created this typeface for a 'Found Type' project basing my designs around the word ornate. I initially focused on more of a traditional outlook, taking inspiration from classical architecture. However as my work progressed i began to take a more subtle response, studying more natural/organic forms as well as pattern design.
Published: 5th November, 2010
Last edited: 5th November, 2010
Created: 15th October, 2010
For my first fontstruct I started with the word Chaos and worked with the idea of pattern or 'anti-pattern'
I looked at artists like Bridget Riley and Josef Muller-Brockman and how I could interpret their kind of work but in a fractured way. I worked with collage before transferring my ideas on to font struct. It is work in progress as I am not happy with it at its current state but am stuck for ideas; every time I alter it it looks worse.
Suggestions and ideas are very much appreciated.