At the end of October I decided to dive into the new Bricks 'Connect'. I started with the lowercase 's' & 'a'. Working out what the minimal size I could fontstruct it in, then expanded and condensed it from there to accomadate the rest of the glyths. You can still see these in the font above (Just before the Latin charachters. As I progressed I came to love the thin white gaps, and then tried to have every glyth with some element of the curved white gap in it. Some were more successful than others. As you can see, I have included the less preferred options at the end. I've also designed some of the final glyphs in illustrator, as it was impossible to have all of them with one white line, without help from an external app.
The most difficult glyphs to create and ultimately the most satisfying once completed were the 'V' and '~'.
I liked the look of final font so much, that I decided to create a whole family. Cableguynium 0 (which has Zero cables), CableGuynium 2 (which has 1-2 cables per glyth), and CableGuynium 3 (Which has 3-4 cables).
Unusually I struggled naming this font, I have early versions saved called Flowonica, Rubber Tyre, Ice Skater and Fibropticon, ..... eventually settling on CableGuynium as it was the most memorable.
ANY CRITICISM, GOOD OR BAD IS WELCOMED.
It's Monday, so I really didn't want to work too hard on this one.
Testing the new square connector bricks with a simple outline font.
I ran into an anomaly where one of the new bricks glitches out after saving. Easy to fix using other bricks, but I'm leaving it here to show some interesting effects the glitch is producing.
1. It looks like there is a boolean operation going on with it. Something we've been asking for for a while.
2. When grabbing the brick, it highlights an area of about 9 grid spaces, as if it were a group of bricks connected together. Another feature that has been requested for a while.
Anyways, the brick in question is the last one listed on the Bricks:Connect panel
I was trying to make a very narrow font that doesn't look just like a set of parallel sticks when used. I was inspired by Raranga by Aeolien, Log Beach by elw123 and Ladedan by zephram.
Font made for the logo of a particular project/video game of mine.
Some kerning pairs are imperfect... I can only bring them 10 bricks closer together, so a bit of space remains...
Current Version: 1.9
Lincoln Log-inspired font with a custom set of composite bricks. Feel free to clone this and make new creations from the composites!
B/8, S/Z, and 2/5 are exactly the same... still brainstorming on how to deal with it while adhering to the design rules...
Original size: 20pt
A font made by request for a certain Augmented Reality Game.
It is a functional blueprint - not meant to be used as-is, but designed to be embellished. Color it in, put effects on it, or whatever else you want. In this way the font can remystify itself and achieve distinctive looks which require particular art techniques to reach.
Fictional aliens' attempt at the Latin alphabet. The sticks and stems are repelled from the open parts of the letters. The result looks sort of like a hybrid of Latin and Korean!
Original size: 8.25pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
- 11x11 grid.
- Square bricks only.
- 90° angles only.
- 100% constant height.
- Forms must fill grid space as much as possible without becoming unrecognizeable.
A funky idea that started with the A and expanded from there. Most letters are drawn by a single line winding around, although some are just not willing to follow this mantra. I found this half-finished while scrolling through my private FontStructions, looking for ideas for the CounterComp, and decided it was already an interesting entry :-)
There's an alternate, narrow set of numbers that can be reached with Shift+number (on a QWERTY, Dvorak, etc. layout); not sure which set fits the style better. Suggestions and critiques welcome for anything, and feel free to clone and poke around with it. Thanks and enjoy!
Inspired by the Maze Set. A technical fontstruction showing the usage for thinner macaroni bricks. The logic for possible counter relation:
1) Every letter is filled with thinner version of itself (self-pattern fill).
2) Outline vs Inline, emphasizing the "opposite" meaning of counter.
Going for an industrial sci-fi look. The hard angles give these letters the appearance of being made by some kind of tape or roller.
Like most of my fonts, this is made to have a constant height, with plenty of empty space between rows/lines to enhance readability. Accented characters might be completed at some point, but only if I can work their designs into the existing letter height.
This font was originally designed to be uppercase only. So, the lowercase might be considered as an alternate set.
Original size: 24pt (24pt, 48pt, etc. look most crisp when not using antialiasing)
Ten years ago, a StumbleUpon Fontstruct on April 8, 2008 has been one of the highlights of my life. Few things have provided so much joy and fewer things have kept my interest for so long. Type design has always been a fascination for me and the simplicity of the UI/UX of fontstruct has allowed me to explore all that I can imagine without getting in the way while letting me do as I please for the most part. In times of creativity, fontstruct was there to let it flow, and in times of personal lows, fontstruct was there to allow me to ignore that which was beyond my control. Furthermore, the overall civility and helpful nature of the fontstruct community is still one of the best on the internet. I have been using the fontstruct website almost daily for 10 years now and rarely do I not see something new that is amazing and awe inspiring. The creativity of the designers past and present is incredible.
I wish to thank FontShop for sponsoring fontstruct for so long allowing it to grow. Most importantly, I wish to thank Mr. Meek for creating and constantly enhancing this incredible gift of creativity and a calming haven for over-active minds.
Inspired by formal wear and black letter
Not a font but a fast way of getting a whole word written with the touch of one single keyboard key.
CHRISTMAS / YULE in several languages, using the Latin alphabet. Ideal for use in play groups etc. Great for printing, cutting out and then decorating the letters ;)
Portugese; Gujarati, Marathi, Indonesian
Everything can now be outlined with these new awesome bricks, maybe even the classic FS logo needs to be updated now that Fontstructor is more powerful :)
Quite different from Archaus, but can be considered as from the same series.
Spacing got much better ;)
Additional lines give this a certain retro-deco feel.
A modern take on American-style sports fonts. Non-inline letters are lower case, and other characters are gained by holding shift on a UK keyboard, i.e.
1=!, 2=", 3=£, 4=$, 5=%, 6=^, 7=&, 8=*, 9=(, 0=), -=_, .=>, '=@This is a clone
Improved version of Wim Gestreept, I reworked proportions and character balance. Still might turn into something else if I can work out more ligatures.This is a clone of Wim Gestreept