I made a font inspired by art-deco, which I really love. To more universal capital letters, more decorative lowercase have been made, which can be varied by additional alternative characters (o e i).
Decorative experimental letters drawn around XX pattern.
[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!?
A twenties era font with the uppercase measuring twenty glyphs tall, the lowercase measuring five glyphs tall by four glyphs wide, to multiply out to twenty, and incorporating exactly twenty different glyphs to boot.
It was really quite fun seeing all of the ways to sneak the number twenty into this font for the competition. Please enjoy!
Beeinflusst von Kem Weber (1889-1963)
A-Z on capital letters, alternate Q, S, X, and Z on their lower case positions.
I no longer publish samplers to illustrate my fonts as my samplers aren't wanted. It's nice that Meek publishes them for me; for competitions it seems important that members are made aware of contributions and I appreciate visually contributing and being part of the working community effort.
But I can't justify having to bother him with requests to publish my samplers that I designed only because I made a new weird font for my own reasons, hoping to get some (helpful) comments to point me towards improvements, additions etc.
In develiping...This is a clone
A double-line style with a twist. Named for the Exage Viral Armada (EVA), a mutagenic virus featured in several of my own games and stories. EVA causes rapid limb bifurcation and the spontaneous generation of butterflies, both of which can be seen in various glyphs from this design.
The exact rules for this are somewhat complicated, and based on structural as well as visual analysis. The basic idea can be seen on glyphs like k and x: Closed loops (double line) are joined by single lines which turn back on themselves to create the illusion of more lines. Of course, this idea had to be modified for most of the other glyphs, for the sake of stylistic consistency and visual interest. Particularly, almost all the spurred glyphs have the double-line structures open up to form the spurs.This is a clone
The font can work by itself or curious effects can be achieved. The 3D aspect becomes real by adding one or two gray bands to our text as the samples show. Some alternatives (A, a, E, Y) are at the end of the Basic Latin set.
Two-in-One font again (maybe 3in1?). You can write only with the uppercase, write only with the lowercase or you can mix both alternating them in a single zigzagging word: HELLO, hello, HeLlO, hElLo. Your choice, your fun.This is a clone of zipizape eYe/FS
Kollarbo. Derived from "collarbone," except spelled with a 'K' with the last consonant taken off, which parallels the Klavika font, which sounds like "clavicle," except spelled with a 'K' with the last consonant taken off, parallelling even further because "collarbone" is synonymous with "clavicle." So clever. So, so clever.
Kerning coming soon. maybe. but at least the rest of the diacritics.
Photo by Mimi Moromisato from PexelsThis is a clone