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VIKING is a false-historical font evolving from Elder Futhark Runes. This runic typeface is based upon the ancient Germanic symbols later adapted by the Goths, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, The Third Reich, and within Fantasy genera, depicted as Dwarven Runes. ELDER VIKING is almost an exact interpretation of Elder Futhark plus a few extra characters corresponding as a best fit to the basic 26 upper-case Latin characters. MIDDLE VIKING is the second generation evolution Rune based upon Elder Futhark. Designed as a semi-cryptic, visually interesting type but intended to be almost-readable as a Latin equivalent (unlike ELDER VIKING), MIDDLE VIKING contains numeric runes and basic punctuation. YOUNGER VIKING is the third generation rune type which is a fully modern interpretation of Elder Futhark. YOUNGER VIKING, a.k.a. "SPACE VIKING" contains all upper and lower-case fonts as well as numbers and various punctuation.
Info: Created on 17th August 2008 . Last edited on 4th February 2012.
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7 Comments

Excellent tryptic of fonts with a beautiful sense of balance.
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 4th February 2012
Thank you for the short historical background of Viking runes. It was so interesting, I've spent two hours reading about ancient Viking culture.

Your work, a Latin adaptation apparently, is nice, but feels a bit sterile. It doesn't have the robustness, or the distressed antique look one might expect. But it's a good starting point. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 8th February 2012
I appreciate the comments so far. I would stress that this is a make-believe historical font that culminates into "Space Viking". I envisioned a Retro-Futuristic world where the Vikings rose to world domination and now are raiding other planet systems for glory, gold and the promise of dining in Valhalla after a glorious death on the battlefield (where ever that may be). Hence the refinement from rock-etched runes to a more "sterilized", yet still hyper-aggressive font-type. Younger Viking represents a dominant font-type in the fake future-date range of the 23 Century A.D.
Comment by flansburg_design 8th February 2012
Yay! I just raised the rating up by .2 stars! Could you make this clone-able, so I can edit it?
Comment by zachariffic 6th April 2012
I you don't make it clonable, I will drop the ratings on all of your fonts drastically.
Comment by zachariffic 6th April 2012
@zachariffic: That's not the way things work around here. Ratings are meant to reflect how good we think a design is - not a way of trying to blackmail someone!

If you want a different version of this font ... try creating it yourself. You are new here and, I guess, fairly young - we are always happy to help people get started with FontStruct, but don't like to see people being bullied.
Comment by p2pnut 6th April 2012
In fact Goths, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings are GERMANIC.
Comment by werresal 28th March 2014

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