A little experiment with the "connect" bricks (and an healty dose of stacking). I wasn't referencing any specific example of the style (of which there are many), but I'm sure that, looking for solutions as I went, I ended up with something similar to already existing typefaces (and fontstructions).
Unfortunately, some connecting bricks don't align exactly, so I had to resort to approximate them, when possible, with more stacking, which didn't particularly help the already lacking consistency in construction.
But enough moaning, enjoy!
TUBULAR LUMINII - Rounded inline display sans
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⇛▸⇛ Font that mimics electrical gas-discharge tubes (Neon)
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A larger potion of the Neon-fonts that are found on the web often have these quite strong emphasis on their decorative design aspects, and a lot of them come in elaborate looking complex styles and form. Besides the numerous optional different personalized conceptual decorative elements implemented into the design, many typefaces also regularly use more commonplace modifications such as; ▸multi-linear, incisions, patterned etc.
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Instead I went with a clean, simple basic geometric letterform, one that is essentially mono-linear at it's core. The one major key element that I have incorporated to the concept is that unmistakable in-line stroke. This was done to give it more of a convincing 'tubular'-concept as is the case with a real neon gas tube.
The other less pronounced but nonetheless fundamentally important design feature are the closed stroke-endings. Apart from being this extra little personalized element, it also suits a technical purpose. That of which is; "To fully preserve all 'in-lined'-negative (white) space in full isolation". This enables somewhat easier 'end-use' access to layer atributes or compound paths in graphic design software.
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It's constructed mainly of connector bricks and a set of custom composite bricks, expanding FS's default connection brick set. Enabling greater viariational depth and complexity for custom shaping.
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❖ ❖ Metrics ⇒ 〔measure in ⇒square grid units〕
￮ Brick Size Filter: ～ ２ ： ２
￮ Cap-Height: ～ ４．５ ✕ ４．５
￮ Ascent / Descent: ～ ０．５ ✕ ０．５
〘▸〙〔Font Metrics〕 ❖ ❖
￮ Font Size: ～ ７．５
∗ Full Em square (incl. ⇒ symb. & punct.)
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P.S. I won't be able to sleep today, so many ideas to test... Thank you, Rob!
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Copyright 2020 Doug Peters of Symbiotic Design, all rights reserved worldwide, including creative and artistic rights. Version 1.000 sporting over 125 proper glyphs.This is a clone of Tritanic FS
Copyright 2020 Doug Peters of Symbiotic Design, all rights reserved worldwide, including creative and artistic rights. Version 1.000 sporting over 125 proper glyphs.This is a clone of Gigantic FS
Shadow Nose Wide font Copyright Doug Peters 2020, and released as freeware under the Creative Commons CC0 (Public Domain Dedication) license. Version 1.003 with 102 proper glyphs. Have fun.Vote!This is a clone of Shadow Nose FS
Shadow Nose Compressed font Copyright Doug Peters 2020, and released as freeware under the Creative Commons CC0 (Public Domain Dedication) license. Version 1.003 with 102 proper glyphs. Have fun.Vote!This is a clone of Shadow Nose Wide FS
Shadow Nose font Copyright Doug Peters 2020, and released as freeware under the Creative Commons CC0 (Public Domain Dedication) license. Version 1.003 with 102 proper glyphs. Have fun.Vote!
WiP/ kerning in progress