This was a fun one to experiment with. A lot of fonts I've done here have been done with strict design rules. It's fun to break them once in a while.
The name "zashitnik" comes from the great "Luna" sci-fi trilogy by Ian McDonald (meaning fighter with knives hired for trials by combat, literally "defender").
My first font based on old style cyrillic letters transformed to modern gothic and hard rock letters! Latin and Cyrillic glyphs with basic symbols.
Uppercase font. Based in antique romanian alphabets, but modernized. Contains the romanian A, S and T special diacritics (at the <, > and ^ glyphs), and an extra U in the lowercase because the traditional romanian U looks like a V to me. Created during a summer vacation, when travel was still easy.
A font in this similar circus style was created back in 2014. Many years ago I went through to clear out some of my less desirable fonts, and it was lost during that time. Thanks to the font databank of Luc Devroye I was able to rebuild the font using the prior sample as inspiration while changing and revitalizing some of the glyphs. It was quite fun to rebuild this font, bringing it back from the grave. Please enjoy
Pixel-rounded version of zhowfrakt. Another point of view, more "organic".This is a clone of zhowfrakt eYe/FS
"´" ACUTE - Ligature down > up (before n,m,v,w,x - execept after o,v,w)
"`" GRAVE - Ligature up > down (after o,v,w - except before n,m,v,w,x )
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.
Такой агрессивный футуристический стиль стал считаться геймерским. И теперь представьте, что он ещё и светится!
Such an aggressive futuristic style has become considered gaming style. And now imagine that it also glows!
Perhaps this is the limit of my capabilities.
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,