the study of crop (or cropt) circles :) some of these appear in ornaments. when i did that one, i felt many of the designs reminded me of crop circles. so i added a few more :) i've done a couple of other crop circle fonts. but it kind of seems natural to make crop circles out of circles (dots), doesn't it? i have also tried to show the progression of similar designs by trying to keep/group them together, but there are some strays here and there :)
This is a rough version of semaphore using a dancing figure. The position of the legs represent the position of the flags.
This is an alternative version of Morse Code, where a high peak is a dash and a small peak is a dot. Includes numbers and some punctuation.
This is the first time I've ever created a font. Please let me know if you find any bugs.
This typeface converts your typing into musical notes. The idea is very simple and can create realistic looking sheet music. The font includes upper and lower case letters and numbers together with a treble-cleft with a time signature, a hash sign, dividing bars, an end bar and a double end bar.
Write your message on your word processor. You will need to use 48pt to have all the five staves showing up so keep your message short :)
Start each sentence with a treble-cleft which is the "&" key on your keyboard, it also adds a 4/4 time signature for authenticity. Upper case letters show as double notes, lower case and numbers as single notes. Numbers should be written with a comma "," between them eg:1,2,3 etc 10,11,12 etc 100,101,102. The comma inserts a short length of blank staves.
Now ...... comes the fun ! Count four notes and press the "!" key. This will place a barline vertically across the staves (the five horizontal lines on which the notes are written). Repeat this every 4 notes until you reach the end of the line then press the "." key. You must end with a full 4 note bar even if this leaves a space at the right margin. At the beginning of the next line press the "&" key to insert a new treble-cleft. Count 4 notes then the "!" key etc .... Repeat this process until you reach the end of your message, finish with a "."
Use this type face as a cipher to send secret messages which can be easily read by the recipient if they have this typeface on their computer. To anyone else this will appear to be sheet music.*° It can also be used to convert poems into a musical score, to rewrite the music of simple songs, word for word, or to compose original music. I am sure you will be able to find other uses also. Have fun ;)
*° Actually it won't appear as sheet music as I had hoped because the computer receiving the message will use its default font to print out the message if this font is not installed. That applies to all so called code fonts ... what a shame!
Based on the decorative identity squares that FontStruct members get when they join. My design is based on the elaborate squares of Lady Quadretti. I just had to replace the decorative bricks with the plain square which showed how much Quadretta relies on the variety of bricks to be interesting and different.This is a clone of Lady Quadretta
Designed for those members who want inspiration, it could guide them when they need ideas on which to base a font.
Use this like a font: close your eyes and type a 'word' with at least 5 letters -unless you can touch-type this word won't make much sense; you could instead write your own full name or your favourite film title etcetc. You don't need a real word, just hit different keys and then look at the line of glyphs ;)
One half of your word must be in upper case letters, the other half in lower case .
Then look at the [first or] second and the [last or] one before last letter of your 'word'.
The UC will give you an 'image', the meaning of this is transmitted (in the widest sense) by your font; the LC gives the type of look your font should have. You now have 2 guides/ideas/starting points which influence the kind of font you make.
Remember that you look at concepts, invisible messages and your own experience or lack of knowledge, as well as the visible things in the images I drew.
Your font design is guided by a main theme and a way to present it/a style of expression. This is influenced a little or a lot by each UC 'image', and you adjust the look of your font according to the "feeling"/a memory/a dream or wish/an experience/lack of familiarity that you have about the illustration. The presentation of the font, the style of the font, is determined by the LC. All you have to do is combine these two aspects.
In my 'comment' below I give you a few ideas of what could be linked to each of my UC letters; it is up to your areas of study or experience or interest, and the time you want to use for designing and building your fonts, which -if any- of the proposed words and concepts I mention you want to combine with the type of presentation you found in the LC letter.
Your font should "illustrate", convey your feeling about the images you 'wrote' if you don't want to make a font that shows the object itself or is directly based on it. Chose a good name for your font, it is not necessary to name it after an object or concept you based your font on.
Note: the "INSPIRED FONT" is in development; when I have more illustrations for objects, situations, feelings etc or styles of presentation (I am open to suggestions!) I will try to find a suitable design to add to the glyphs as there are still a few empty slots in the Basic Latin set ;)
A collection of circles (and ovals), inspired by the circles I saw in p2pnut's composites tool ... some of the circles in my 'font' I found ready-made, some I made with the bricks available in the fontstructor, for some I made the composites, some I assembled using shapes and composites made by others.
Thank you to everybody who enabled cloneability of their fonts so that I could see in detail how you made those tricky/exciting curves (to either recreate them and the composites under my own steam or to import into this tool kit).
This is a work in progress as I discover more curves made by members; and with the new FontStructor we all will have more circular excitement coming...
I have made a font with International Maritime Signal Flags before, but this time they are coloured correctly (in grey scale). White is blank ( ), yellow is little dots (::), red is 33% diagonals (\\), blue is 50% diagonals (//), black is filled. Lower case letters are the patterns with no colouring, for those who want to colour in the fields themselves.
I have now added numbers. The regular numerals (0-9) are the square NATO flags, and the subscript numerals (₀₋₉) are the templates of the NATO number flags. The roman numerals (I-X, X representing 0) are the longer ICS flags, and the lower case roman numerals (i-x) are the uncoloured ICS flags.
On top of that there are four substitute flags, which can be found in the superscript numbers (¹⁻⁴) and the fifth fractions (⅕-⅘).
Kitay means China. Idea was to find chinese characters that visually look similar to latin letters. Some who tried it used letters from existing fonts, or chose different characters.
I hope the final result is 乚幺厶工乃乚幺 enough ). Letters V,v though, still need to find a similar character...
Thanks & 廾开尸尸丫 下口冂丁与丁尺凵匸丁工门厶！