A design built on two lines which cross each other. Makes me think of an ornate wood carving script.
Alternates on uppercase (lowercase is the original design).
Version 1.3: Added Polish.
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Another simple experiment with composites, this time trying to make a font which can easily accomplish a "diamond encrusted" or "disco floor" style effect within my graphics software.
SPOILER: I succeeded. :D
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A multi-line design which is slightly reminescent of mazes/fingerprints. It's not designed to create functional mazes, but it is somewhat capable!
"Absinthelyric Print" is an anagram for "Labyrinthine Script".
Original size: 11.25pt. Use multiples of this value for pixel perfection. (If you use antialiasing, it will look perfect at most any size.)
1. Square bricks and 90-degree angles only.
2. Alphabetic glyphs must have open terminals; numerals and symbols must have closed terminals. Letters which do not terminate (D,O, etc.) must be broken so that they terminate.
3. Glyphs must fill the 15x15 grid.
4. Ligatures and combinatorial glyphs must fit into one letter's space.
5. Draw from the outside in.
Calculator font with a 7-segment display. This should bring many of you back to school, but in a good way, I hope.
This one belongs to a small family called Calculatrix.
I've allowed "MWmw+" to break the grid because they were impossible to render otherwise...
Did/do you ever use oldschool calculators to write funny messages? Post your best calculator words in a comment! :D
24-segment display. This one belongs to a small family called Calculatrix.
Like Calculatrix 12, this one is spaced so that every segment appears in its proper place, as if the text were being rendered on one giant display. (If using this in your own software, you will want to check the line spacing as it can vary depending on the software.)
I suppose this font could be used for weaving or embroidery work, as well... it has that look about it...
TIP: Try zooming out while already at Pixel size!
Fontstruct's first vacuum tube font!
This is a design inspired by Nixie tubes. Since these "tubes" are iconographic, they could theoretically represent 12AX7s, 6L6s, KT88s, or whatever tube/valve you wanted. Feel free to clone and build on this concept.
3x3 slab serif. This is based on Wallerton, Anachronistic Gunslinger, an IRC-based "TV show" which I used to write and produce. All the characters in the show were my AIs pretending they were cowboys.
Well, I managed to successfully produce a lowercase for this one!
Recommended: Use with kerning.
Experimental slab-serif. The added height from the serifs is quantized so that the serifs, rather than the normal lines, determine a glyph's geometry.
It reminds me of the Wild West and the old cartoon "The Jetsons" at the same time. It uses two kinds of serifs: normal slabs and "hangover" serifs. The hangovers are the ones that look like overhangs. Is there another name for them? I don't know.
This font is set to appear in several games at once! I'm not the developer of any of them! WOO
Despite what you may have heard, a "hoedown" is just a party.
Font made for the logo of a particular project/video game of mine.
Some kerning pairs are imperfect... I can only bring them 10 bricks closer together, so a bit of space remains...
Current Version: 1.9
10x10 fantasy- and RPG-related icons. The bigger they are, the better they look!
This is finished! I'm happy to hear out and possibly implement others' suggestions, though.
A - Knight's Blade
B - Warrior's Shield
C - Paladin's Helmet
D - Samurai's Armour
E - Wizard's Potion
F - Thief's Keys
G - Monk's Rosary
H - Dwarf's Pickaxe
I - Necromancer's Scroll
J - Sorceress' Staff
K - Shaman's Totem (Spider)
L - Ninja's Glove
M - Assassin's Bow
N - Cleric's Holy Symbol
O - Viking's Hammer
P - Bandit's Buckler
Q - Barbarian's Axe
R - Druid's Mandrake
S - Priest's Altar
T - Jester's Crowns
U - Warlock's Book of Shadows
V - Witch's Lantern
W - Dancer's Lei
X - Hypnotist's Charm
Y - Miner's Hat
Z - Explorer's Map
a - Trapper's Caltrops
b - Demolitionist's Arsenal
c - Vampire Hunter's Boomerang
d - Herbalist's Bag
e - Archaeologist's Fossil
f - Goblin's War Trumpet
g - Gourmand's Platter
h - Musician's Harp
i - Gladiator's Net
j - Oracle's Beads
k - Bard's Singing Sword
l - Spelunker's Rope
m - Merchant's Abacus
n - Gambler's Dice
o - Siege Operator's Catapult
p - Aztec's Warclub (Macuahuitl)
q - Drunken Master's Jug
r - Fighter's Headband
s - Judge's Gavel
t - Guru's Meditation Balls
u - Dungeoneer's Folding Ladder
v - Moneychanger's Scales
w - Cultist's Altar
x - Magician's Hat
y - Friar's Cross
z - Fisher's Harpoon
0 - Skeleton
1 - Kobold
2 - Goblin
3 - Bone Dragon
4 - Pumpkin Head
5 - Slime
6 - Vampire
7 - Imp
8 - Dragon
9 - Mimic
. - Chest
, - Pile of Loot
Military and wargame related icons. The 4 stars are meant to represent a player number. Erase the stars to make pieces for Players 1, 2, and 3.
Got a request or idea? Let me know. Feel free to use these in any games you're creating!
A - Tank
B - Anti-Aircraft Gun
C - Jet Fighter
D - Stealth Bomber
E - Battle/Explosion
F - Big Explosion/Nuclear Explosion
G - Missile Truck/Mobile Launcher
H - Flying Cross Medal - for distinguished aviators
I - Strategic Map
J - Military Convoy Truck
K - Bullets
L - Shells
M - Bombs
N - Strike Zone
O - Sm. Helicopter
P - Surface-to-Air Radar
Q - Surface-to-Surface Radar
R - Infantry Section
S - Civilians
T - ICBMs
U - Radar/Comms Coverage Area
V - APC
W - POWs
X - Opposing Forces
Y - Navy & Marine Corps Medal - for noncombat heroism
Z - Communications Satellite
a - Reconaissance Satellite
b - Weapon Satellite
c - Satellite Array
d - Patrol Boat
e - Frigate
f - Destroyer
g - Aircraft Carrier
h - Submarine
i - Mines
j - Depth Charges
k - Artillery
l - Artillery Division
m - Mechanized Infantry
n - AWACS/Early-Warning Aircraft
o - Fortifications
p - Trenches
q - Terrain (Road)
r - Terrain (Woodland)
s - Terrain (Mountain)
t - Terrain (Mountain Range)
u - Terrain (Calm Seas)
v - Terrain (Rough Seas)
w - Terrain (Desert/Sand)
x - Terrain (Wetlands/Mud)
y - Terrain (Hills)
z - Terrain (Lake/River)
. - Falling Bomb
, - Transport/Cargo Plane
0-9 - Stencil Numerals
An experiment in subtle asymmetry (it's most evident in the upper case).
Version 1.7 (14Sep2018) - ExtL-A added, GFB completed, Greek started
Version 1.6 (18Aug2018) - Changed name from "RC Badwolf" to "Badwolf"
Version 1.5 (15Aug2018) - altered 2357,ð
Version 1.4 (14Aug2018) - altered space width and mw
See also:Navajo Deco
For my 300th Fontstruction, a more open and airy deco style than those I usually make. It has a strong sense of the "negative space has been sliced out" look about it which I tend toward in an art deco design.
Even though this is legible at a small size, I consider it a display font since many of its details are subtle. In retrospect I think this looks slightly Broadway-ish... but, this was just my attempt at a 5x5 deco.
"Gongclonker" is my nickname because I am a gong player.
A design inspired by school uniforms, sports team jerseys, etc.
UC cloned to LC to make this easier to use...
I built diamonds sized according to the Fibonacci series, then made a segmented display out of them. The design was then carved away to make the glyphs you see here. I used the members 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8. These sizes proved most feasible to work with in this sort of arrangement.
I gave the terminals a flared appearance which I think makes the glyphs look slightly Celtic. The design also makes me think of beach sand and things found on the beach - shells, pretty rocks, and so on.
A doodle made with Brick Basket.
This has many uses! It works as a pixel font or a high-res one, and can generate a surprising range of visual effects.
See also:Psycho Wave
Another of my many doodles. Fun to make!
Finally, a design where all the diacritics blend in and look natural!
A fusion of art deco- and Navajo-style design. Well, many civilizations used a square zigzag pattern such as this, but "Navajo" always comes first to mind when I look at this design.
See also: Badwolf
Experimental 24-segment display or massive monochrome Mondrian matrix. Pixel compatible!
The thinking behind this one was that with incongruously sized segments arranged in the proper way, I would create a design which was effectively 5x5, but which accomodated more glyphs than 5x5 usually does. Negative space is incorporated into the structure of many glyphs, though not enough to classify this as an IVO design.
"Qualtron" is the name of an imaginary entity that a friend believed in - a being meant to represent the result of "a mathematical equation that can rule the universe". I didn't inquire further about it... :D
1. Segments can have interior length/width of 2 or 5.
2. The central 2x2 square must always remain open.
3. Square bricks and 90-degree angles only.
Original size: 20.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Experimental mosaic... or maybe a new mineral species?
This one started as a doodle. I began placing circles to see what kinds of complex shapes I could make, and this was the result.
It achieves a new visual effect at almost every size up to the original. Also try slowly moving the zoom slider for some interesting animations!
This font is now nearly 1MB in size! I guess it has to do with the intrinsic complexity of circles.
A slightly chimeric sci-fi design with no relation to Space Blam, Space Clam, Space Cram, Space Dam, Space Fam, Space Flam, Space Gram, Space Ham, Space Jam, Space Kazaam, Space Ma'am, Space Pram, Space Ram, Space Sam, Space Slam, Space Spam, Space Tram, or Space Yam.
In making this I attempted to achieve a harmony between angles and curves. You can see it especially well on "B", "3", "8", and "&".
Alternate take on Nirvanite, this time with bullseyes rather than solid circles as the large segments.
This one is a lot more organic than its predecessor, but also a lot more confusing. Looks like clusters of alien tadpole eggs to me!This is a clone of Nirvanite
A font made in the proto-calligraphic style I invented and used when I was a teenager. I haven't owned a nibbed pen since those days, so this font is as far as the style was ever allowed to evolve. It's somewhat lacking the handwritten character my writing had, but this regularity is the result I was trying to achieve. I had no particular use in mind for the style other than titling documents. For that reason I consider this to be a Headliner.
"I" is kerned to itself so that it can be used to make nicer-looking Roman numerals.
See also:Basalt Pixel
The Zephiest of designs - a gaggle of Roman columns with gongs stacked on them.
Some kind of great big ol' chain.
In retrospect, I think it looks like a jewelry chain from a dwarven civilization. Perhaps the hypothetical jeweler cut and ground the stones in an imitation of some dwarven font!
When glyphs are used in isolation, they somewhat resemble carved signets or seals. Increasing the letter spacing allows you to create a variation of the design. (This is something that must be done in-software since the font will render as monospaced by default.)
12SEP2018: Added lowercase... the low resolution combined with the design method make it very difficult to render distinctive lowercase versions of every letter, but I'll keep working on it. There's a lot of similarity between pairs like S/5, Z/2, etc., so this font is most effectively used in forms of writing wherein context suffices to inform the reader as to the identity of each glyph (lists, prose, and technical writings). If you want to use this in a password system or something, I recommend using one case's glyphs only.
1. Negative spaces will be areas of 0.5 bricks' effective length or width.
2. Negative spaces may exceed the 0.5 measurement only by increments of 0.5 and in only one dimension at a time.
3. Glyphs will fill their framed canvasses to the greatest extent possible while adhering to the other rules.
A semibold Gongclonker made to the same specs as the original - 5x5 with no wasted matrix.This is a clone of Gongclonker
SPOOKY GHOST FONT. A work in progress. Getting the right spooky apparition look is pretty intensive, but I managed to finish the basic character set before Halloween. :D
This started as a 5x5 design. After realizing S and Z would look far better if I made them 1 square taller, I converted the whole font to be roughly 5x6. At this low resolution, it's hard to get the degree of irregularity which I think makes these letters look ghostly... but, the idea is certainly present!
This design seems like it'd fit in with a lot of horror and science fiction stuff, too. Apart from the "smoky"/"ghostly" look, it has a "melted" one which suggests a hot place or maybe immersion in acid. It also looks a bit like slime, and finally at smaller sizes it has a glitch-esque appearance.
Experimental cyberpunk robot mosaic thing.
It gives me a strong "system font" feeling and seems like something that might be included with the OS of some futuristic tech deck. If the Fairlight Excalibur from Shadowrun Returns had its own font, this could be it!
Original size: 21pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
A greatly altered Cybernaut!
Original size: 21pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Cybernaut
Cybernaut with finer lines. It must be used at twice the size of the original.
Original size: 42pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Cybernaut
Just a stencil doodle. Seems like it would go well with the Kitchen Sink family.
This is built at roughly 3.5x5, but shrunk with filters to look squareish and to make the line spacing very small.
See also:Guillotine Blade