Stencikal

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by cayo
Cloned from FS Mini by cayo.

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Clone of FS Mini which started as an alternative with UC & filter set at 2 to gain half brick positions. I changed the filter to 1.78 after not being satisfied with it & got amazed by the possibilities. Even when I came to some brick limitations I found myself redesigning some glyphs to abuse them of these new found possibilities & maintain a certain harmony within the whole set.
Info: Created on 30th August 2009 . Last edited on 6th September 2009.
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Comment by cayo 2nd September 2009
Nice work.

All this filter stuff going on ... I'll have to get my head aroun it.

Not sure about glyph abuse though ... sounds dodgy to me :)
Comment by p2pnut 2nd September 2009
Great work. Lovin the sample, but I got to admit, I'm a bit gutted. I don't want to take anything away from you and please don't take this the wrong way, but I've been working on a very similar font to this, which I started on August 9th. I've been doing so many variations (the possibilities seemed endless) that I've yet to make it public. I also used 1.78 filter.

Here's a small sample.

I'll delay releasing mine.
Comment by djnippa 2nd September 2009
Another variation.
Comment by djnippa 2nd September 2009
@p2pnut
I knew I had to choose my words more carefully to explain myself better. I meant I found myself using the brick combo over & over again... poor glyphs.

@djnippa
A philosopher once told me: Ideas are like worn coins: they come around from everywhere, passed from hand to hand & sometimes you spend them, sometimes you lend them.
I do not take this the wrong way at all. Quite the opposite, I think it shows that we have influences & perspectives alike: we might create something that might like or inspire the other on our own & be creating similar things as a result of this. We are following our own trend unconsciously, so to speak.
I like your samples & dig how you solved some situations in a different matter. That's also very enlightening when you been pushing bricks the same way.

Looking forward to see your FontStruction released.
Comment by cayo 3rd September 2009
Great result Cayo. I really like the staggered quality to the horizontal stencil lines. It gives the words a fun rhythm.

The whole category of stencil typefaces seems to be evolving nicely. I used to associate stencil typefaces only with things like the military, construction, and DIY punk rock but many contemporary stencils (like this one) are, dare I say...cute.
Comment by afrojet 3rd September 2009
I agree. We can dare to say it ended up pretty cute like the lot of other new stencils around, even some not really labeled as stencil, but stencil-able like your Sessions or Playtime.
As for the lines I thought playing with horizontal cuts would be quite more interesting than the typical vertical ones. The option for which one went up or down was chosen with the a and e; that line actually helped their terminals so I use that stagger pattern all around to give it some flow. I only doubted it with the s since the traditional flow of this glyph would be counter-wise, but it would have lost the roundness it preserves this way, so there I had 2 good reasons to keep up with the choice of stagger for it.
Comment by cayo 4th September 2009
very modern and fresh. your sample shows how nice it is and most of all fun :)
Comment by funk_king 4th September 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Stencikal” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 15th September 2009
You're right, FK: The Fun Factor drove me around as I discovered this one's possibilities. Extending it is going to be delightful.

And than you, Gustavo: Pink suits it nicely.
Comment by cayo 15th September 2009

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