Published: 27th October, 2014
Last edited: 28th October, 2014
Created: 23rd October, 2014
After choosing the theme asymmetric my thoughts went straight to the face of odin,because of the eyepatch, and since odin was the one that gave the germanic tribes their characters (according to the mythology) the idea of basing this font on ancient norse runes was born. I really wanted that feel of rough, stone carved feel, straight lines were a priority, plus I really wanted to give it the sensation of eroded and old. The name futhark comes from the first six letter of the runic alphabet.
Published: 17th March, 2011
Last edited: 17th March, 2011
Created: 14th March, 2011
A follow on from the 21st Century Futhork. You'll find a long branch set, as well as a short branch set, some numbers (1-5) and some punctuation :) If your a rune boffin and would like to know my reasonings behind some of the runes I'd be glad to let you know ;) Enjoy!
Published: 14th October, 2008
Last edited: 17th October, 2008
Created: 23rd September, 2008
Odin (один) is the Russian world for ‘singular’ or ‘one’ and translates to mean ‘the originality of an element that
has no predecessor’ or ‘is alone in it’s kind.’ The typeface Odin represents this idea in a two-fold manner. First, the
typeface has a single serif per letter. Instead of ornamenting each character with multiple serifs, a single serif is
used to highlight a dominate feature in the form. Secondly, the idea of only one serif on a character is unique to
the serif style of lettering.
The name ‘Odin’ represents the strong Russian influence in the letter styles. With the thick, chunky aesthetics
reminiscent of woodcuts, and the strong planar shifts, the aggressive nature that the Russian style is known for is
This typeface is best used for headline type because it draws attention and authority to whatever it is saying. The
weight of each form also allows for an intensive use of color if so desired. The typeface can also be versatile in it’s
nature. If used more sparingly, it can create a quieter, humbler tone.
Published: 18th February, 2020
Last edited: 23rd October, 2014
Created: 23rd September, 2014
The original plan was to make a font based on ancient runes, and I did that here, http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/1067592, howver before I finished that one I wanted a font that was based on ancient runes but that at the same time looked modern, It was with that in mind that this font came into existence.
Straight lines and sharp angles define the shapes. The double lines one the left are present with the theme in mind, asymmetry.