This font is a result of the thinking "The punctuation looks niiice. Should I do a font to match these?" on tm wto font.
The letters were allowed to be as wide as they wanted. A lot (when it became apparent that many versions will be necessary to get the right shape) of the earlier attempts at forming the letters are left in the font.
The design process is typical in its atypicality (yes, it is a word, or, at least, should be!).
The atypicality necessitates the telling of the story behind it.
Looking for something to do...something easy to do, I came across the font shown 5th from the top in this article on Dieline. "I can do this," thought I. I did a 2 that looked similar. Based on that, did the 3. 5 6 9. 0 8. 1 7. "Hmm." Add the horizontal stripes. 7. 4? "No." Re-4? "No. Another 4? Perhaps thinner sides?" "Even thinner." "Hmm." Redo 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9. "Maybe this is better. OK, lets do the letters." Start with Z because it is almost a 2 with minor curve tweak. Do the S. B because 3 is done. A. V. C. E. F L. J. Etc.
The glyphs so far have a 3 horizontal band appearance. Do the lowercase. a is two bands. b is two bands...but how high should the ascender be? Also, the x-height seems wrong. Off somehow. "Can I do a 2 band uppercase with the letter slightly taller. Maybe 2 bricks taller?"
Redo A. Redo B. "No this B is not working." Redo B. Redo B. Redo B. "Hmm. Maybe." Redo C D. Redo E F L. "OK, this might work." Redo to all uppercase letters.
Do the lowercase. "Yes I like the new f." Redo other letters to include the flip. Most of the letters are the same width. "Maybe I can make this a mono-space font." Redo m. Redo M. W. V. "The A looks odd." Redo A. And so on.
The font may have started as a simple thing but it is very different now. "I'll just publish it." "No, I should at least do the basic punctuations." "No this hyphen is too thick." Redo. "Now it is too thin." Redo. "Now it is too wide. But this is mono-space font. The width cannot be altered." +. "That just looks weird." Redo +. Now the - looks off. Redo -. Now they both don't fit with the rest of the font. Redo + -. "No. I'll come back to them." Do [. "No that's too heavy top and bottom." Redo [. Do (. "This needs a different curve." Redo (. "Can I use this new curve somewhere else?" Redo @. "Hmm." Do ©. Do ®. Do ™. Do “. "I can't make this so wide." Do ‘. "Definately cannot make it mono-space." Redo all punctuation to be their natural width. "This is no longer a mono-space font. Should I redo M m W w to be more natural?" Redo do m. "No this is too much work. I can't be bothered anymore. Let the m's and w's be."
"The punctuation looks niiice. Should I do a font to match these?"
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@Sychoff if you stumble upon this, could you please complete it for me, since i am too lazy to complete it myself
It's called Choices because this basic idea lead to numerous minor iterations that completely changed the character of the...er...characters. All the unused possibilites are now sitting dormant in another font. Perhaps they will become a full font (or three)...someday.This is a clone
i made some very questionable design choices in this font
a typeface inspired by the music of this artist, billboard lettering and brutalism
a project to unwind from the more complex projects i am currently working on
update 0.2: fontlanger2005 inspired me to make a few more alts that he suggested in a clone of this font
a monospace font inspired by inktraps, reverse contrast typefaces and the works of bagerich type foundry
an attempt was made to create a didone typeface
weird 'a, c, e, f, g, k, r, s, t, v, w, x, y' and more because why not
wip, just wanted to publish this for now
added fun alternates in the private use areaThis is a clone of Thinlyn (#nfnw)
Pixel serif with the bends.
Probably gonna add cyrillic soon
A pixelly font made with the prime focus of simplicity and feeling retro! If anyone wants to use it, feel free to ask, and I hope it is of use to people that don't include just me because fonts are awesome and I happened to design this five years ago. Enjoy!
simple sans is... well... a simple 7x4(ish) sans-serif pixel font. but not really. there are a lot of funky details hding in the glyphs. try to catch them all!
this is currently the most-glyphed font i ever have which is not a clone of some other font.
this font is gonna have 1000+ glyphs very very soon!
this experiment is now abandoned. i will work on a new unicode font soon.
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.
Small-grid doodle which creates new combinatorial forms.
I considered this design rather rough and unappealing until I gave it negative spacing. This caused the forms to merge together in unpredictable and interesting ways. The lesson here is that sometimes the metrics, not the aesthetics, are what "make" or "save" a design.
Lunais, but with many extraneous details omitted.
A novel Connected Outline design with spiral-like tendencies.This is a clone of Lunais 2
A small-grid font with character.
- No angles.
- Asymmetry should be present wherever feasible.
A flat-topped Decolike. This was a difficult style to work with!
Mildly quirky serif font made for the signage/logos of a certain event. Limited character set.
An avantgarde serif with a mild horror theme. It takes advantage of the properties of antialiasing/text smoothing algorithms to render a convincingly handmade aesthetic.
Making attractive, consistent, nonpixel serif designs at this grid size is quite a challenge. Making them look handmade is even moreso. I've tried that many times, but this design is the first such one I felt was truly usable. It doesn't quite look typewriter-esque, but blends well with other designs that are.
For this I used many different serif shapes, with each one depending on how the line it was attached to wanted to bend or terminate. This is in contrast to most other serif designs I've seen, in which the serifs themselves are more consistent in shape. I decided against faux-bezier curves for this, because they all looked way too polygonal. I think this is one of few cases where a rectangular O and S enhance the overall design rather than weakening it.
The original Halberdia as it evolved from from 0.1 to 0.3.This is a clone of Halberdia
A font made for a LuneKnight, a Terraria mod by yours truly. It gets its name because parts of it remind me of halberd, partisan, and/or axe heads. I designed this to have the vaguely authoritation look of a Didone as well as a borderline-gaudy look that prevents this from being taken too seriously. These changes lent some much-needed character to the prototypical Didone from which this design evolved. The uppercase letters are more heavily ornamented, as if to suggest that they are letters from an illuminated manuscript.
The main texture is a diamond pattern inspired by vent holes in medieval armor. These were often made with a square punch, and help the font look more handmade. Actually, most of the quirks this font possesses are present to help present a handmade look.
The wider letters are incised, which seems to lessen their perceived wideness by breaking up the shapes. For me this effect lent a more natural flow to the reading.
The ornamentation rules are complicated and factor in lettershapes, English letter frequency, and the existing design parameters. One thing I can concisely explain is that glyphs which normally look fairly plain are ornamented to such an extent that they make others look plain instead (CGJLT1 among others).
Version 1.1: Simplified the uppercase to improve readability and made the lowercase more stylish. Did some more kerning, as well.
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I finally made a folded-/ribbon-style design. This one contains a number of experimental techniques. Most notably, the swept parts of glyphs are allowed to extend beyond the letterwidths and sometimes even the baselines. This enhances the sense of movement, creates some interesting linkages, and reduces the need for kerning.
All of these shapes can be constructed with paper or ribbon, although lots of clever folding tricks, doubling, and pinning down/securing with glue would be required.
Alternate tilde on "±".
Version 1.1: Improved several letters and numerals.
* WIP *
A double design in which an inner letter becomes the loop of an outer letter (best seen on "a"). I don't know how to finish it, and I might not figure that out for some time, so here it is. Feel free to take it further.
A design with small caps... by which I mean the caps are lowercase :D
Alternate plain version of Funkytown Throwdown. The spacing has been reworked for this one.This is a clone of Funkytown Throwdown
Just doodling with the Connect bricks!
Sometimes the stray particles connect to form new shapes, and sometimes they don't. I rather like the seeming randomness of this property, so maybe I won't standardize it after all.