This display typeface was inspired by the return to traditional Celtic iconography within the insular manuscripts of 6th Century Britain. Each letter is highly ornamented, incorporating chains of interlinked geometry that translate the flowing forms of Celtic knots into the grid based format of Fonstruct.
My typeface “Shields” is the response to my font brief theme of “Protect”. I was inspired by Celtic shields, specifically their use of patterns and their practical design.
"Crypt" Is a gothic, serif font, inspired by the decorative and intricate details within many cathedrals and church architecture, influenced by such features such as stained glass, gargoyles, petroglyphs and spires.
LITERA FACILIOR GOTI ― A 'Blackletter' script style with a twist
Also known as Gothic script, Gothic Minuscule, or Textura, was a script used throughout Western Europe from approx. the 12th untill the 17th century.
This FontStruction was aimed at mimicing the aesthetic approach of a ― ‘Textura’ variant of the Gothic Minuscule script style, more accuratly refered to as ‘Littera Textualis’. This style is most characterized by its strong sturdy letterforms, with distinguishing sharp, straight and angular features as oposed to the other variations in this catagory.
In terms of authenticity to the original predecessing formal script family, my ‘Litera Facilior Goti’ didn't took a whole lot of care for authenticity. The idea was to take a more independent and experimental approach to shaping the letters and forms, so it wasn't necessarily inspired by any specific typeface in particular, it rather recycles certain characteristics of a ‘Textualis Quadrata’, but beyond those aspects of general guidelines it evolved on its own.
Some of the areas where the design tends to really stray away from the tradition is for example the serifs:
It's often that I have some trouble with the weight ratio distribution of serifs and such elements in simplified modular based geometric Blackletter fonts. In many of such designs they tend to have been left pretty static and equal in thickness throughout the full character set. Which I think is often either having some letters look clumsy or even weird, and generally speaking also often making them appear too thick.
So this was one of the things I had to try and adress, I experimented a little with the style and forms of the serifs. Eventually this resulted in multiple deviations in variety to mix and create a more dynamic distribution. similar to what was done in less formal scripts. Over time they became ever further simplified, letterforms that involved less reorientation of the pen, in pursuit of styles that were quicker to write.
But taken as a whole typeface I find that it is having this certain ‘random-ish’ characteristic that is simply working for the better of these particular style fonts.
I'm still working on improving its overall rhymes and reasons to a certain point that is acceptable, balanced and with enough consistency. But up to this stage I personally think that the concept worked out quite successfully so far. And that even despite the fact that its stripped down of most ornamental decorative calligraphic extravaganza, it still managed to capture a convincing portion of that ‘Medieval ’ looks and personal flavour.
But I think that in the end this became a pretty neat looking font and it would classify somewhere between a hybrid mix of simplified Blacklettering and a drunken man's ‘Textualis’.
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BLAYDES - A modern geometric Blackletter style
Playing around with some more experimental geometric forms for a Blackletter-ish font. It doesn't really involve or honors any actual calligraphic traditions. The font is actually just a simple geometric sans that was modified to sort of faking the looks and style of a Blackletter.
I tried replicating various elements that are traditionally seen in a Blackletter, such as: angular-styled segments such as strokes, transitions, tapered endings or serifs with a different approach. I used a set of circular shapes and variations to these in order to achieve a similar effect.
The end result sits somewhere between this obesed airport Grotesk, a contemporary Blackletter and the work of a bladesmith.
It has some very sharp and pointy tips, and for some reason this often very 'sword-like' forms.
BACK TO THE FRAKTUR - Modular geometric calligraphic blackletter
Calligraphy inspired design, that even though it's name can be deceptive, suggesting one in thinking it is a Fraktur derivative. Which is actually quite not the case, and as far as being a calligraphic Blackletter inspired work, the similarities between the two stop.
This is a heavily simplified and geometric take on the calligraphic style, with much more modernized letterforms as well.
It remains a WIP, but I'd love to hear what u think so far.
This font was created for a project I'm currently working on.
Feel free to use it for your non-commercial projects!
Please DM me at @BG_5you on Twitter for professional use.
A modified version of Medieval Futhark, primarily focused on standardising the symbolism between voiced and unvoiced phonemes.
Designed to mimic the Medieval Era and the Fountain Pen while forming a clear, concise, and modernized font. Very Twisty, and looks like a witch's handwriting. This one of many new fonts to come.
Exquisite Dungeon is the perfect font for designing your own maps for dungeons and lairs! It may take some time to get an idea of the letters, or Rooms to be more precise. A last minute map for GMs alike to quickly design the map for a dungeon on computer (that is, if you have a sheet on all the rooms to make things quicker). By the way, the double lines in doorways are doors.
Na plešce ti vidím vešku,
zaklapni svou sprostou držku,
nebo spadneš na koleje.
Zpozdím tebou české dráhy,
spousta lidí se pobleje,
až zvážím tvé smrti váhy.
Na plešce ti vidím vešku,
koukám na ní pěkně zvršku.
Koukám tak i na tebe,
na všechny kolem sebe.
A medieval-themed pixelated font inspired by the Gothic alphabet for videogames and other pixelated needs.
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).
A minimalist fraktur, broken down to the bare minimum of penstrokes. Based on the later more rounded typefaces with fewer distinct pen movements. Made for practicing calligraphy rather than æsthetics, especially w.r.t. lowercase letters. This schematic breakdown makes for easier learning of stroke-order and movements.
A insular half-uncial or insular majuscule script style typeface project that is inspired by ancient celtic bookhand & manuscripts.
The project is aiming at solidifying a number of different insular script styles. The main goal is to create a single typeface that includes about everything required to replicate the decorative writing style seen in ancient celtic manuscripts.(except for the ornamental decoratives)
The font, though essentially a bi-linear or majuscule insular half-incial script, in reality is a combination of different styles and complementary lettersets. Each carefully designed for specific purpose.
For example, it includes a more decorative Anglo-Saxon-script capital letter, perfect for headline text or book bindings. These actually include a small number of short ascending / descending letters, but it remains mainly a majuscule. Then there is a complete insular style lowercase set, but which resembles a more traditional style lowercase letterform. And instead of being proportional sized, these reflect the cap-height, remaining faithful to the bi-linear nature of the script.
Besides all that, there is a set of glyph-alternates for most of the Anglo-Saxon capitals, as well as numerous random stylistic glyph alternates scattered througout some other various unicode blocks. Providing more than enough options to make variations.
To top it all off, I started making a set of more decorative lombardic initial letters, perfect for decorating paragraphs.
(This remains a WIP for now, as I am still experimenting aound with different styles and bits to narrow down the right one that suits this total package)
I like how some of these characters turned out, but many are jiust ideas and not yet reached their definitive forms. But this set proved a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. So,
Any suggestions helping me to complete the full set are very much welcome..
The major recources and guidelines for the creation of this project mainly evolved around the two medieval celtic manuscripts:
"Book of kells" and "Liɴdisfarne Gospels"
It has grown quite a bit already so far, but remains a WIP.
So beware of very little overall polishing or kerning.
The overall design has quite some rough character, even more so with the insular lowercase set, that obviously was not aimed at smooth edges. Actually the oposite, sort of trying to replicate that rough look seen with many scribes from that era.
But I would love to hear your opinions (or suggestions for that matter) on the work so far. I can really use a little refreshing vibes for this at this point.
STF_LOMBARDISM - Contemporary simplified insular half uncial script.
Solely based on medieval Gaelic/Irish insular scripts.
Gothica Medieval was inspired by a font called Horde. That said, although the style is from Horde, this font is designed differently.
Copyright 2019 Doug Peters (https://www.Doug-Peters.com or https://Dougs.Work) of Symbiotic Design (https://www.SymbioticDesign.com).
Type: Modern Gothic.
Classifications: Angled, Old Style, Medieval.
Web font: Yes.
Commercial use: Yes.
Derivatives: Yes (see license).
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This is a font I made that's inspired by the minuscule form of the insular script used by the Anglo-Saxons in Medieval England. It includes all of the special medieval characters, and features the character "wynn (Ƿ)" as the letter "W". Happy Typing! :-)
Just when you thought I was out of 5x5 pixel font ideas...
Version 1.1: S and Z were experimentally altered. Added numerals.
An experimental design which calls to mind medieval wattle-and-daub houses, round windows, targeting reticles, quadratic cheese wheels, and the math equations of the mad.
It's named for Ione Falstin, daughter of Rhoen, a character from one of my own stories who came up with the idea which was later refined into the mathematical concept of "Falstin's Demon".
The preview is not kind to this one, but I rather like the weathered effect it provides. It helps the font's intended aesthetic.