My theme was messy. I began looking into paint and the effect it can give when the ink runs out towards the end of the stroke. This led me to looking into graffiti and the 'messy' appearance it can give a place. I took photographs on my way home from Arnolfini of any typographic graffiti I came across and I traced the ones I was fond of. I particularly liked this one that had drips at a slight angle as it was written on a slant so I reproduced my own interpretation of it.
The font is based around the theme 'messy'. Each letter is inspired by messy paint/ink strokes; therefore no letter is exactly the same as another. However they all work well as a whole complementing eachother with small similarities. The font is designed to be used for headers, for example art posters or flyers. It could be used for big bodies of text, however slightly less suitable as it may become harder to read if it's made too small. The font could also be used in any colour and still grab attention!
Based on the relationship between ink and water, experimenting with the way the two liquids merge and the variation of patterns they create. The font does not follow one distinct pattern, it displays the variation of impressions these two fluids can create. The typeface is a display font, not designed to be used for large bodies of text.
Clone of Sketchy [the font here was previously named Zmoothed Zketchy, & 'Zketchy Zmoothed Caps (Preview)' was spawned from it, but I decided I liked 'Sketchy Ink' to make it a sort of family name].
As two or three people have expressed interest and encouragement with this project, I can easily say that is my most anticipated font to date. ;)
I renamed it and smoothed out its pixelated origins. I hope you like it. If you use it, I'd love to hear about it (but that's not required).
OK, July 4th (USA's Independence Day) 2014 and I'm going to release/publish it. I still have some characters to smooth the jagies out of, but all of the upper and lower case basic latin letter set characters are done, and some of the punctuation, as well (the same punctuation as the preview I released with the upper case letters). Happy Birthday, U.S.!
Of course, it's not done yet. Right now the Basic Latin letterset and the © are done. I think the TM, TEL and SM symbols, and perhaps my logo. But I wanted to make sure that a couple of people knew I was working on it.
The numbers are simple cards with dots because I am still using this font to protest our poor education system, and how my son works way too hard at math in order to learn because we teach our kids so terribly poorly (which is why we rank so poor in education against the rest of the world, and why we have so many ignorant people in America).This is a clone of Sketchy