BLAUHAUS (Plus) - 'Bauhaus'-inspired design
This is the 'Pro' version in the BLAUHAUS family, and instead to the first version this includes a full uppercase set as well. The glyph alternatives that previously occupied the (Uc) string has been relocated to the "Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms" Unicode block.
In addition to that a whole bunch of extra glyph alernatives, numerous symbols, dingbats, arrows and other elements are included as well.
I do realize it is far from perfect, but since it was designed on a very tiny grid and without filters, a whole lot of available realestate to house bricks wasn't a luxury for this project.
Nonetheless I've tried to put in plenty of diversity, and I think the underlying constraining effect as result of the limitations from not utilizing 'brick size'-filters works out just fine in preserving a certain degree of minimalism.
5/8 weight, no filters and only 4/8 nudging within FS-editor posed another dificulty, but despite all these challenges it was a very fun project to puzzle with...
I hope y'all like it..
CheersThis is a clone of STF_BLAUHAUS
MAUHAUS ― Feline inspired type design
[ THE CREATIVE PROCESS ] ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
This font was made because I have a cat. I love my cat, and this delight of a friend obviously loves me back. In addition to all this love, I also love to craft fonts, my cat is not to very fond about this.. So she loves to craft all sort of drama to gain my attention. Wearing me down with her mere persistence. I'm not to very fond about this.. So I slab her in the tiny face and modulate the crap out of her, stressing that nifty lil' stalker-happy pleb untill she gets a stroke. Than I make gashing incisions to all her intersects, making a pet-stencil.
No cats were harmed while making this font, this is just how we roll.
And one might wonder what a apple is doing inside a cat-font?? I know, but dont worry, the cat isn't a vegi...
― Lena say's 'Mauwww..' to all fellow FontStructors
[ FINAL WORDS ] ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
I guess that didn't clarify the ins and outs of this design, thats too bad !!
All I can say is that this is once again another concept following in the footsteps of the 'Bauhaus'-minimalism style and philosophy. Since I was not done yet with this whole raging Bauhaus frenzy..
― Lena hopes that nobody likes this font so far...
BOUWHUIS - 'Bauhaus'-modernism inspired minimalist geometric sans
I am in a Bauhaus-vibe last couple of day..
So here is yet another venture into the
modernist minimalism aesthetics of the previous century.
This Font losely draws on the basic concept for the 'Universal Type' that was originally designed by Bauhaus student Herbert Bayer.
It's basically a hugely inspired tribute to Herbert Bayer's several forms of ―'Universal'.
But I want to be clear on the fact that this isn't a revival of the original alphabet or anything along those lines for that matter.
Instead it is a intermingling personal interpretation of his multiple works and ideas. Attempting to merge this recollection of Bayer's rational 'functionalist'-approach towards combining aesthetics and function, as by which he is answering to the 'Bauhaus'-philosophy and the 'Form follows function'― design principle.
But besides being a 'inspired' recollection, still the main focus for this FontStruction was to come up with this personalized and stylistic derivative version that pays homage to various of his original work. Unifying the various characteristic Bayer idea's-n-bits within my personal visual representation of the general concept into a new piece.
For it's primary style-concept I envisioned BOUWHUIS being something fresh and somewhat different from the gross majority of similar inspired works out there. This led to the decision for going with a more contemporary and modernized (― as oposed to modernist) style lettering.
In addition to that I pursued a much more vibrant and nuanced typographers sensitivity towards letterform calligraphy and decorative features.
Strong geometric core elements of the font make up for a expressive simplistic structural basic form and it has 'zero' stroke modulation for thickness.
It's regular weight combined with that predominant circular and square-based geometry of the letterforms result in this 'open', and overall ventilated characteristic of the design.
The typical crude appearance that usually comes with a strong geometric sans like this was compensated for in BOUWHUIS by the design's subtle deviations in form and the various decorative calligraphic letter-components.
Something that completely denied Bayer's principle in approach to modern typography and to create an "idealist typeface" was; The reintroduction of it's uppercase letters.
Part of Bayer's rationale was to simplify typesetting, strip all that he felt was unnecessary or the typeface had no need for in order to function, till there was not much more left than just the nearly bare-naked form.
It seems that unintentionally some innuendo of Art-Deco―flavoured hints also found their way into parts of this design.... ―Hmmmz
― but I think I like them, so no worries on behalf of that
As a little bonus topping it all off there is also a super tiny experimental lowercase caracter-set (X-Height=1 grid unit)
Located in the Unicode block for "Halfwidth and fullwidth forms"
I hope y'all like it so far, more will follow soon.
EPOCH - Modern light-weight geometric display sans
───── 「 MEASURES 」
(in grid units)
Optical Corrections: None
Stroke: １／８ ｔｈ
4－Ｅｍ ／ ０.１２５ : １－Ｓｔｒｏｋｅ （０.１２５ ≍ １／８ ｔｈ）
― No filters used.
───── 「 SUMMARY 」
This is yet another deep dive into the very small and tiny quantum realm of FontStruct's small grid and light-weight stokes.
Unlike some of my previous endeavours into this dark corner of the FS-editor, which could have dizzying complexity in forms, this project for once didn't stress the sh....*t out of me by stretching the limits for my capabilities beyond what is still comfortable this time. Nor did it drain every last frigging bit of my knowledge or clever creative insight to pull it off.
On the contrary,
For once it remained largely a pretty straight forward and easy project in terms of forms and geometry. The absence for most of the 'bar-raising' features such as diagonal forms, rounded, transitions or stroke modulation made this 'FontStruction' that much more easy.
And when metaphorically breaking it down to the bare naked form and necessities, this design mainly consist of FS's (default)-brick set, resized modifications of those, combined with a set of stacked composites.
There a still a number of things I'd rather seen differently, and will see later attempts at making improvement, but taken in a broad perspective most of the included material so far look pretty fine to me already. And to point out one of the things that is still bugging actually are the 'accented' letters.
Some glyphs have odd values for their 'character'-width, and this makes it impossible to achieve 'grid to em-square'-bounding box allignement in FS's editor. So accents in these asymmetrical values look slightly ofset.
― "Changing character widths to nearest even value is simply far too destructive to the stylish characteristics of the fonts appearance"
───── 「 ABOUT THE FONT 」
In the end it became a pretty cool looking light-weight geometric modernist sans-serif style that at the same time has strong hints of Art-Deco-style lettering as well.
And apart from the minor things it fell short with, I think there is a lot about its overall character-set design and forms that is looking pretty darn rad actually if you ask me.
Content-wise the font is a single case design in a 'all-caps' or Majuscule style. The (Lc)-string was kept empty for deliberately for the technical reason of preserving all the (default)-blank metrics data for any further design updates.
───── 「 WHATS INSIDE 」
A little bit of everything...
■ Body text formatting:
□ Basic-Latin based character set with accented letters & numerals
□ Most punctuation marks
□ Numerous symbols
■ Decorative formatting
□ Pictorial attributes
□ Repeating patterns
───── 「 THE END 」
Let me know what you think so far,
Experimental endeavor into avant-garde, reversed-contrast inspired letterforms.
I will explain the font in more detail bellow in the comment section.
All caps geometric gothic sans-serif project. Its a semi bold display design that looks a little like those early grotesque types.
The uppercase O has a distinctive circular shape and has a unusual 3x3 grid square dimension. A number of glyphs still need modifications to achieve better solutions. Also is the character set far from complete yet.
I hope you like it so far
Second addition to the FAUXHAUX typeface, this version includes Support for uppercase.
Enjoy!This is a clone of STF_FAUXHAUX
BLAUHAUS - Bold Bauhaus inspired geometric typeface.
I know there is tons of out there already, but I had to do one myself...
It's far from perfect, but it was made on a very tiny grid space, so a whole lot of space to occupy with bricks wasn't a luxury this one! (I'll demonstrate a example below)
Still I think it looks pretty rad so far!This is a clone
STF_V0N BRAUN - Simple geometric sans-serif typeface.
I tried to recreate the Braun GmbH logo type from 1952 and work it out into a full font, I used only the five letters in the logo as a reference. Since there are a bunch of revivals out there already. I just did my own interpretation of it.