Celtic calligraphy font with spiral detailing inspired by the triskelion symbol. The concept behind the symbol and therefore the typeface is of rebirth - and more specifically the cycle of life, death and rebirth - symbolised by the spiral motifs.
As a first year graphic design student at UWE this is my first attempt at creating a typeface on Fontstruct based around the theme of ‘hope’. Looking at this theme I explored the words; dream, desires and wishing leading me to the classic phrase, ‘when you wish upon a star’ and have therefore, based my typeface on stars. Through research, I looked at the patterns and layouts of star constellations to find that they are only made up of straight lines and circles, which is why I have formed a simple lettering using only these two basic forms, incorporating the concept of star constellations.
Revive is the first Iteration of a font inspired and designed to celebrate a rebirth in urban environments. I focussed on using simple geometric shapes and simplifying the feeling I wanted to convey with my font. By moving the x height of the letters really close to the cap height I tried to recreate the illusion of perspective, as if you were looking at a building from an “ants eye view” This helped convey a feeling of growth and structure representing the re-birth of nature and cities together. I tried to add an organic element of growth to the letters by using squares, I think it adds contrast to the typeface but can be difficult to interpret.This is a clone
Based on the theme of rebirth, ‘Fill in the blanks’ draws inspiration from the Renaissance era. Looking at the original printing press, traditional blackletter and Renaissance calligraphy, ‘Fill in the blanks’ offers a modern twist on some of the oldest typefaces to date. By looking at the brush strokes of blackletter and the serifs used in the printing press typefaces, this font is a combination of these characteristics. By using just these features the human eye can still recognise the letter form, essentially allowing your mind to ‘Fill in the blanks.’
This font was based on the theme “Hope”. It was inspired by spray painted protests and the textures and inconsistency of hand-painted placards. Seeing people standing together, holding their placards high created a sense of hope that change and reforms could be made to create a more just and equal society.This is a clone
This typeface was designed as a response to the shift towards Online and Digital Communications that communities practice in modern society. Since the emergence Internet, people has more frequently resulted to email, messaging and other online connections as a means of communicating with each other as supposed to speaking directly in person.
This has limited the power of communication and removed many organic aspects of conversation. I feel this is particularly prevalent today as a result of the Covid pandemic and as people continue to feel more isolated, we loose the important subtleties in the way we discuss and exchange.
The character’s design was based off fonts like CMC7, MICR E13-B, CRT Screen Typography, the works of Gerard Unger, Wim Crouwel and other pieces of design created for the exchange of digital information between machines.
Theo D'Cruz 2020
For my chosen theme Community (specifically biological community)
I decided to work with a worm/snake shape. Trying to figure out the final letter shapes during the creative process I got inspired by the snake game I'm sure everyone played on their old Nokia including me.
I observed the snake's movements in the game and created a typeface based on that. I would characterize my typeface as a simple combination of retro and modern at the same time.
Created by Nicole Rybáková as a first-year graphic design student at UWE Bristol Uni.
As a first year Graphic Design student at UWE, I have made my first attempt at a fonstruction, creating a font based around the theme of 'rebirth'. I have researched and explored the Japanese art form: Kintsugi which involves the restoration of broken pottery through connecting the broken parts with liquid gold, creating something new and unique. This art form allows us to embrace the beauty of flaws and imperfection, and through each letter I have attempted to recreate the rough, jagged lines of the broken pottery, and the cracks of 'gold' which bind them together (shown through the white lines). Any comments/advice would be really appreciated.
This is my first typeface as a first-year graphic design student at UWE. It has been created based on the theme ''Rebirth''. Inspired by the Renaissance which means ''rebirth'' in French the typeface is a transition from the old to the new. It is also connected to moon phases as a symbol of rebirth and change. The typeface is a combination of sharp elements and smooth shapes, has some futuristic and traditional motifs. Each letter is unique and can be used by itself or in a text with the others. Any comments are welcomed.
For the font, I made it by the theme “community”. It then reminds me of bees in the natural world as they often work as a group, which needs good communication to connect each other being part of the community. I made the fonts using hexagon shapes based on the look of the honeycomb that the bees storing the honey from.
My first typeface was inspired by the theme “gang community”. A large element of my research was the analysis of the most commonly forged bank notes. This typeface is the development of the contrasting typography that feature on notes. One type of typography is clear and concise, and the opposite typography is increasingly complex and hard to read to the naked eye. This is to make it extremely hard for criminals to counterfeit.
This is a collection of letters that represent the internet after choosing ‘Community’ as one of our three word choices. The bars coming off of the letters are to be seen as WiFi signals to go with the context of being on the internet.
This font began with the theme of rebirth and the idea of sending people to the next life. This lead me to looking into Egyptian Mummies and Mummification. I noticed intricate and careful wrappings of some of the mummies and decided to incorporate some of these patterns into the font.
Working under the theme of 'Rebirth', I have focused my first font on the idea of post-war architecture, or otherwise commonly known as modernist/brutalist architecture. Buildings constructed following the Second World War were built using new technologies of construction. These types of designs were known for their use of modern materials such as concrete and steel as well as their interesting geometrical forms. I was heavily influenced by the architecture featured in Owen Hopkins' book 'Lost Futures' which looks at the disappearing architecture of post-war Britain and how changing external contexts played a role in the subsequent destruction of these buildings.
This font was created for my Foundtype project at UWE where I chose the theme of Rebirth. It draws inspiration from the traditional Blackletter Olde English style calligraphy fonts of the seventeen hundreds however, I’ve put a retro digital spin on it by making it pixelated which shows my theme choice as it’s the Rebirth of this traditional font.This is a clone
My font is inspired by Navajo rugs and blankets and the main theme I went with was ReBirth. I thought this was fitting as the Navajo people create these rugs to tell a story of there beliefs and religion, which has been implemented in this font but instead, the words can tell the story and the design is inspired by the Navajo rugs and blankets.
I created this typeface based on the theme ‘Hope’. While being or becoming blind is extremely hard, there is always light after the dark, even for the people who cannot see. I tried to include every character from the Braille alphabet (white dots) to the original English alphabet (black dots), so it would be learnt and understood easily.
The theme for my typeface is rebirth, specifically within nature. Upon research I found myself really interested in natures patterns formed through rebirth, be it shown through roots or a plant shooting out into light. I wanted to recreate an abstract version of this through my typeface, to give the illusion of growth.
Revive is the first Iteration of a font inspired and designed to celebrate a rebirth in urban environments. I focussed on using simple geometric shapes and simplifying the feeling I wanted to convey with my font. By moving the x height of the letters really close to the cap height I tried to recreate the illusion of perspective, as if you were looking at a building from an “ants eye view” This helped convey a feeling of growth and structure representing the re-birth of nature and cities together.
The goals for this typeface was to create a quirky design, inspired by the map of the underground. I ensured that my letters abided by the rules that Harry Beck set while designing the map - horizontal, vertical and 45° lines, and incorporating circles into my design. I wanted this typeface to have a friendly feel and to reflect the theme of the community through the idea of connection.
This font was a response to the theme 'community' and focused on the Birmingham based womxn skate group "Brum Girl Skate". I looked at the structure of skateparks and reflected the curves and flowing arches found in these ramps and bowls. I also explored concrete as a skatepark material and incorporated it's association to Brutalism. This contrasting, combination of brutalist, angular geometry and the movement and flow of skatepark structures created Brutal Bab!
After watching a documentary on how the elderly are often lonely and forgotten about, it inspired me to create this font detailing the feeling of isolation and becoming disconnected from a community.
The circles that make up the font represent individuals in a community. I chose to have a number of the circles grouped, then others separated, illustrating how one can be surrounded by people but still feel isolated and alone. As this is a common issue in the world today, I found it appropriate to portray this struggle, especially with current world-wide events.
This is my first fontstruction, created whilst studying graphic design at UWE Bristol. I experimented using script brushes and calligraphy on Procreate and also tried to incorporate some of my own handwriting to make it more personal. The font is blocky and cursive to represent how people see hope and good in the bad. Our paths in life are never smooth sailing.
This san serif font is inspired by the concept of ‘Community’. I explored the idea of unhealthy, anti-communities and real life examples of them, which lead me to Hollywood. Hollywood, beneath all the glamour, proves to often be a toxic community, considering the examples of misogyny, racism and sexual abuse that has taken place within the community. I wanted to recreate the iconic Hollywood sign and modify it to have cracks appearing, representing the real-life cracks appearing in Hollywood’s community. These cracks will represent examples such as Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement.
This is my first typeface made in Fontstruct and it is a part of my degree. The theme of the project is “Rebirth”. With this Fontstruction I am trying to revamp some of the typefaces being used for headlines and drop caps in books or newspaper. I am aiming for a more boxy and modern look, by some separations in the structure of the letters. My main inspiration came from sci-fi books and encyclopedias.
This font is based off the handwriting style you commonly see on placards at protests, but with a digital, pixelated twist. I was aiming for bold, angry, in-your-face lettering, to mimic the anger a lot of protesters feel when marching for their causes. The digital look reflects specifically 2020, because due to the pandemic, so much of our lives have moved online.
My font was made as a response to technological rebirth. The designers I have referenced and researched to create this font operated in the early days of technology and the internet. My font mirrors the exciting momentum behind design in these times. Something that is still moving and taking shape.
I am currently studying Graphic Design at The University of the West of England and this is my first typeface on Fonstruct.
The theme I chose was Community, specifically gaming communities and how important they have been for people during lockdown.
This is my first FontStruction while currently studying graphic design at Bristol UWE. This font was born from the theme of ‘hope’ and that we are hopefull for the future. I looked at lots of different material for insperation, inculding film posters, furteristic clothing and computer games.