Named in honor of Wim Crouwel. The main idea was to simplify the Latin alphabet as much as possible, reducing the letters only to verticals and levels, but still leaving the alphabet very readable.
Capital letters: hard shapes.
Small letters: soft shapes.
Extrapolation of the lettering found on a 1976 calender by Wim Crouwel.
I know this has already been done before, here is one that was done by Wilson Thomas. Who did a far more extensivey version that also includes extended Latin. Check his version out here: https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/795855/kalendar_1976
Apart from a couple of glyphs that were done notably different and some other tiny differences in detais the two are pretty similar, but most certainly not copied.
Typeface design based on a typographic poster that is celebrating Wim Crouwel, and was designed by Matthew Lew.
Recap of Wim Crouwel's famous typeface design for Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum "Vormgevers" Poster that was published in 1968.
Maybe I will include the full uppercase letters soon as well.
Improved version of Wim Gestreept, I reworked proportions and character balance.
Inspired bt the works of great Wim Crouwel and striped sports jerseys. Also a study in 45 degrees diagonals, happily provided by fontstructor and master Goatmeal. Basic latin support and a few ligatures.This is a clone of Wim Gestreept
I've noticed that most influential renditions of Wim Crouwel's fonts are incredibly literal in finding solutions to readability.
My influences come from several places and I plan to create "chamfered" and "rounded" iterations of this typeface.
Wim Crowel's "Neue Alphabet" is the primary driver, hence the font name. Crowel's Foundry specimen is reliant on a 5x5 grid with chamfered, 45 degree corners on glyphs.
For this "Classic", bitmap-styled design, I opt out of utilizing any non-rectilinear principle, but keep the 5x5 grid. Characters have been heavily modified with readability in display as the primary driver, and an invented symbol and number system is created to suit the new system.
I'd love to hear what people think of my take!
Inspired bt the works of great Wim Crouwel and striped sports jerseys. Also a study in 45 degrees diagonals, happily provided by fontstructor and master Goatmeal. Basic latin support and a few ligatures. **UPDATE 19.11.2014 I worked out a few unbalanced characters and added ligatures. Hope you like it!
**UPDATE 2016: please check the new version under the name of Wim V2.