Opening day of Marvel's Black Widow movie! Finally get to see what happened in Budapest. Haven't done this type of cinematic release in a while, so it was nice to give layered color fonts a try. Also nice to finally go out into actual movie theaters.
This font has been almost 3 years in the making. Mostly because how tedius it was to keep copying the same "bricks" over and over. I'm glad it is finished enough to share. I may or may not (most likely) add more glyphs later.
Inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, specifically the Willow chair. I'm not sure how "twenties" this font is, especially since the Willow chair was designed in 1902, but it seems to kinda fit.
TwentiesComp entry. Not really sure how twenties this is (maybe more 30s), but this is where inspiration led.
TwentiesComp entry, inspired by art deco architecture. Not sure about the V, left some variations there for comparison. Also the uppercase/lowercase grave and acute are different, would like to hear which you prefer.
[Click Pixel in the font viewer, then click Shift+Pixel four times to view the font correctly]
I love it when fonts come together like this one.
It started as me thinking what can I do for the 'twenties' that isn't 1920s. (thalamic has done those before!). The idea that I was toying with was doing each letter on a grid of 20 parts (blocks, stripes, etc.). There is already a stripes font in development (which is unlikely to be shared any time soon). I thought maybe I could convert it to a 20 stripe version. But it's too optical illusion-y and requires blocks of free time at a stretch for me to visualize the letters, which I don't have. Then the idea came to just develop a new block that says 20 on it and use it as a pixel for some pixel font. Which led to thinking an XX is 20 in Roman numerals. So I thought develop a grid that reads XX in multiple ways and directions.
With that basic idea, I started tinkering with the fontstructor and soon realized that I will need a lot of bricks. That necessitated making custom X and O bricks. That gave rise to the basic grid block of 7x7 grid that can be used as something that can be "carved" to form various letters. Better in theory than practice. M is OK, but a 7 brick wide A is just too wide. Plus the larger Xs were too white. Had to create more custom bricks to take away some of the whiteness that left the X still visible. These additional custom bricks were cumbersome to make...mainly because of my limited ability to visualize which brick placed where in a 4x4 grid will create what shape but also because I was using quarter brick corner triangles which meant that each brick of the 4x4 grid was internally a 2x2 grid as well. So a 8x8 grid really with 64 internal smaller bricks. Some bricks required making a custom brick and then merging it with another custom brick several times over to have the correct custom brick. Of course, I didn't know if the pain-stakingly created custom brick will be appropriate or not.
Much experimentation later, finally figured out what to do with this idea. Once all the custom bricks were created and the basic look of the font developed, then it was just a matter of placing the bricks in the right place. Often times not even that as one letter was just a modified version of another letter...like D and 3 are just a modified B; L and F are modified E, etc.
This was supposed to be a joke entry that didn't take much time to make. It's still a joke entry not to be taken seriously...but it did take time...and provided puzzle-like geometric challenge to overcome. Very fun.
How could I not love fontstruct!?
In develiping...This is a clone
My take on Eurostile... Different proportions and some different designs.This is a clone
ELEVATED (REWORK) - A large 3D outline display typeface design with shadow effect.
It's inspired by the lettering from a sketch by great Dutch graphical designer "Jurriaan Schrofer".
This is the long overdue shadow style variant which was requested by Goatmeal and elmoyenique. It has the diagonal shading lines included (as was also presented in the original sketch by Jurriaan Schrofer)
Due to the inexperience that I had in my early days of FontStructing and the lack of proper knowledge about raster scaling, I faced some serious issues regarding the correct size distribution. This had me unable to include the diagonal lines properly into that pre-existing font with them having equal seporation and white space througout the entire design.
So instead of making a clone of my previously published version "STF_ELEVATED" and include the shadow font variant into that family as a seporate FontStruction (like I did with most other style variations back then), I decided to rebuild the full font. Putting it all together into this single re-worked font version.
This re-work has some important differences compared to the previous version. The first one, another size to grid ratio which optimizes the size distribution for digital display as well as drastically reduces the overall glyph size (more accurate version forthcoming). Some extra characters were added to the set, making it a slightly more functional basic font.
The shadow effect is the default style for this font, this also includes all numerals, punctuation marks and other symbols that make up the full font, these occupy the uppercase. The bare outline style A-Z glyphs occupy the lowercase.
Schlanke Schöne is a tall condensed geometric sans serif typeface.
The idea behind this font was to experiment with making interresting letterforms, with fewest possible resources. In other words, fewest possible default core bricks, no filters and mostly without expert mode. The only expert mode funtion I did use was "stack" bricks to make a small number of resized compositions and composite sloped angles. The total amount of different bricks used in the font is 20.
The font design is a simple, fairly straight forward looking sans, but due to this the end result also is pretty legible and clean. I was able to get most of the features done within the design parameters, such include optical correction, diacritics, stylistic alternates and swash capitals.
Very simple, but playful fun...
The stylistic alternates and swash capitals have been stored in the "Halfwidth and Fullwifth Forms" unicode block.
Hope you like it,
A modern hairline sans style font.
design grid: 3,5 × 4,5 units
brick size filter: 2 × 2
stroke weight: 1/8
I tried to incorporate rounded letter parts and corners but this was very tricky to pull off with this thin stoke weight. The font works best at small size due to very small imperfctions.
I hope you like it nonetheless!This is a clone
Based on the TekWar logo. The letters (minus Q/X/Y) are recreated from the TV series titles, the rest are my additions.
This font was inspired by the Japanese post-apocalyptic cyberpunk animation, Akira (1988). The convoluted story is set in a dystopian future, in a large megacity: Neo-Tokyo.
Unfortunately, I could not finish the Katakana characters, but the Latin alphabet was designed to reflect the style of the Japanese letters.