Remember that time in the future now where we would blame immigrants for taking our jobs, and nobody talked about how robots can now execute many repetitive industrial manufacturing tasks, do gymnastics, disarm bombs, while working 24/7 without breaks, health insurance or labor unions, and how cars/drones could drive themselves with artificial intelligence that improves daily? That was the good ol' day. Now robots can perform surgical procedures. That video of a robot carefully removing the skin off of a grape was awesome. 4 out of 5 medical robots prefer the G1 Prone font for their personal visual linguistic representation due to its surgical precision and linear execution. The future of TeleRobotic medicine, or any laborious human endeavor, will be in the hands of our cold, unfeeling robot overlords. =)This is a clone
At the end of October I decided to dive into the new Bricks 'Connect'. I started with the lowercase 's' & 'a'. Working out what the minimal size I could fontstruct it in, then expanded and condensed it from there to accomadate the rest of the glyths. You can still see these in the font above (Just before the Latin charachters. As I progressed I came to love the thin white gaps, and then tried to have every glyth with some element of the curved white gap in it. Some were more successful than others. As you can see, I have included the less preferred options at the end. I've also designed some of the final glyphs in illustrator, as it was impossible to have all of them with one white line, without help from an external app.
The most difficult glyphs to create and ultimately the most satisfying once completed were the 'V' and '~'.
I liked the look of final font so much, that I decided to create a whole family. Cableguynium 0 (which has Zero cables), CableGuynium 2 (which has 1-2 cables per glyth), and CableGuynium 3 (Which has 3-4 cables).
Unusually I struggled naming this font, I have early versions saved called Flowonica, Rubber Tyre, Ice Skater and Fibropticon, ..... eventually settling on CableGuynium as it was the most memorable.
ANY CRITICISM, GOOD OR BAD IS WELCOMED.
Aenvidere (the normal weight version) still needs fine-tuning and kerning, still. That will come, eventually :) At the moment I'm quite busy doing too many things concurrently.
Check the font description for AlexGar-Aenvidere for details.
At a later date I'll publish a squared-off version of this. Aenvidere SQ will have the same glyph style but will be wider than the other versions which might make it less useful as a "tool" to attract attention when added as splash insert in text that uses another Aenvidere version.
Inspired by the Maze Set. A technical fontstruction showing the usage for thinner macaroni bricks. The logic for possible counter relation:
1) Every letter is filled with thinner version of itself (self-pattern fill).
2) Outline vs Inline, emphasizing the "opposite" meaning of counter.
I wanted to try some 'deformation' of the perspective used for italic glyphs. It was fun to try, the font looks amusing and the slants are irreverent enough. I know that a word processor could change Raysan into an italic style but a word processed Raysan would be too predictable and without creative spark.
Despite the purposeful changing of lines specially the curved sections which don't follow any "perspective rule" this font looks italic. It has a pleasant rythm in longer headlines etc, and gives eye catching 'splash' text when used with the parent font.
It took quite a while to finish, I constantly fought the wish to make composites and stacks to get the correct shape and directions into the curves.This is a clone of Raysan
This fontstruction was made possible by several fontstruct special capabilities: connecting brick, brick stacks, custom bricks, and nudge. Out of 68 bricks used, only the full square brick is from the available bricks; the remaining 67 bricks are all modified in some way or another.
3 bricks tall.
I've been wanting to do this kind of font for ages, think of it as a soft square or a hard circle. Since it's been so long, I can't really remember the exact source of inspiration, but I do remember it had something to do with kix and his work.
The ability to kern now has obviously made the spacing better than it would have been otherwise. Thanks, Rob.
011616. Oops. This one was supposed to be released when it was created. Somehow it got lost. Anyway, it was an experiment with smoothed out diagonals, which was difficult before the brick nudging feature. Now it its easy. So more improvments added. Here was my original text in 2010. Old links were broken, I can't add links anymore...?
Created from scratch, but inspired by will.i.ૐ's WPA Go Thin, which was inspired by Stewf's WPA Gothic. Not as much an in depth character study as William's, but delving deeper into the concept of smoothing out all hard edged corners, especially the transitional connections between all diagonal lines to their horizontal or vertical counterparts. This direction forced me to dig deep to figure out if it was possible to create a smoothly ramped curve. After chiseling out multitudinous variations of composite combinations, I came up with this solution. Then I pat myself of the back and gave myself a cookie. The technique is also employed on my Escapade, and Streamlyne fonts. As usual, I like to leave these techniques as Easter eggs for everyone to discover for themselves using their own creativity. Sometimes its inspiring just to know such a thing is possible. But let me know if you can't figure it out. Press Shift+PXL on the preview to zoom in and check it out.This is a clone