I started doodling and ended up with this - a semimodular design that looks like a fusion of Coptic, Elder Futhark, Hebrew, and Latin. Arabic numerals included, of course!
Just doodling with the Connect bricks!
Sometimes the stray particles connect to form new shapes, and sometimes they don't. I rather like the seeming randomness of this property, so maybe I won't standardize it after all.
A font which uses some custom macaroni bricks. This one has the same kind of structural asymmetry as Phenomenologist. Angles and corners on the left are almost always sharper than those on the right, which gives glyphs a structural asymmetry as well as a sense of rightward momentum. This technique also imparts variation to some otherwise very similar letterforms (bdpq, mw, sz).
This is named for a species of android from Doctor Who.
Other design decisions:
- Make the ascender height shorter than the uppercase
- Use squares for dots/diaresis and circles for punctuation, so that they are more quickly distinguished
- Allow the sharp curve and gentle curve to swap positions when it's beneficial to the glyph (BX8&)
- Incorporate angled lines into several glyphs so that none of the glyphs which have them seem out of place (SZsz012569*~$)
- Ignore the other design decisions for glyphs which need a standardized look due to their use in programming and other syntax-based forms of writing (most symbols & punctuation)
An attempt to make a design with the pointy bricks. It reminds me of broken LCD displays, but also looks like it's in the middle of transforming into something.
Iteration 4: Basic Latin kerning finished.
DOODLE DOODLE DOODLE!
1. Letters with spurs will have the spur begin at the baseline. This provides the distinctive "high heeled" look.
2. Any letter whose traditional design has a straight vertical line on its left side will keep the line, no matter how the lines of the actual letter travel.
Experimental cloud flower doodle thing.
While this looks bizarre, it creates some unique effects. It is also visible at FAR smaller sizes than any other font I have seen. Check out the Pixel view to see. Interestingly, this superb readability is lost once the font is enlarged from this size.
I haven't figured out what to do with the numerals yet, and only put the placeholders there so I could get a better preview on my page.
My attempt to do something different with Structurosa.
With such a small grid and such a distinctive look, it was hard to alter the concept without turning it into something else. The fact that I didn't bother looking at any references save for the FS logo itself probably didn't help. Out of all my experiments, I thought this one looked the best and most original, so here it is.
A texture font with its own convoluted logic. The design rules and techniques are similar to that of Esperhand, but with different priorities assigned to them.
Because of the minimalist nature of the design, many glyphs resemble each other.
WIP. About name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bast_shoe
Is it Serif or Sans? Western or Gothic? Double font or not? One thing is certain: This is not a time-travelling alien. Probably.
I decided to make a design which incorporated the thinnest/lightest weight lines possible in FontStruct. This is the result; I'll add more if people like it.
These 1/32 lines cannot be accurately nudged, so a unique line has to be built for each vertical position where I want a line. These lines also cannot be centered on a place where two curves meet (such as the middle of B or R). This introduces some unintentional asymmetry to the design, but I like it, so I'll keep it.
There is also the problem that forming a diagonal line of the same line weight is nearly impossible. While angled 1/32 lines can be formed, their angles are all close to 0. No method exists for making a line which slants at 45 degrees while also being 1/32 weight. So, I had to make some thicker lines in certain areas. I don't think they detract from the design, but if you scrutinize this enough, you'll notice them.
Mechanical Horse resembles the engravings which might be found on a mechanical horse such as the one from Vampire Hunter D. What qualifies me to say this? Well, I watched Vampire Hunter D a couple of times and have been speculating wildly for decades, which is more than enough time to get good at it.
Please exercise caution when handling Mechanical Horse. Its edges can be pointy.
An experimental take on Laconica with Celtic knotwork. I'm not sure how to balance it better than this... any ideas? I'll do all the glyphs once I have a complete set of solutions for them.This is a clone of Laconica
A quirky Pseudostencil design with a central horizontal slot going through it. The "slot" is 1 brick tall for lowercase and 2 for uppercase, and becomes a vertical slot for numerals and certain symbols.
This is named for the cowboy and lasagna emojis. These were repeatedly added to then removed from several popular chat clients and websites. Changing emoji standardization or government conspiracy? YOU DECIDE.
A serif font wherein almost every glyph has serifs and the serifs determine a glyph's shape. All lines that are not serifs or forming a vertex with a serif are isolated. This is a different technique than I used for Lonewolves Guild and Nurvusystem.
This is a borderline IVO design, not because of its appearance, but because it requires the same set of visual considerations to interpret.
Part of a multistyle typeface family "ALIENSTRA".
This is the first one that got finished for this project, a buch more will follow in this same family.
This is a decorated variation on the solid style (one that will follow soon as well).
Insired by an artist's name on an album, I decided to make a complete alphabet that would fit the style of these 4 letters "MNQN," which is the name of the artist.
The name Pos Ya is my original thought to when I finished the font meaning it's done, there, finally, it is in spanish. It is a long and skinny font that can be used in different ways. Experimented different versions and this was a top version that is stil legiable to use.
An experimental display typeface inspired by space and the moon. It includes dots that vary from uppercase and lowercase letters to allow a better flow between letterforms.
Mantis was created by a first year graphic design student. The design is intended to be simple yet unsettling.
Based on a 3-dimensional cube design, this fun font is perfect for when you want to capture the attention of your audience. Great for use in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steam Punk, and more!This is a clone
This typeface is loosely based on 80s era 8-bit games and fonts; but instead of hard edges such as squares, dots are used. Constellations also influenced the design of the font.
Blackbox is a chunky, dense typeface design for big messages.This is a clone of BlackBox
A font made to be very economical.
This design uses as few unique shapes as possible. In addition to extensive rotations and flips (see AR, EMW, FL, GJUV, IHKT, NSZ25), glyphs are made so that they can be cut down to make other glyphs in as few cuts as possible (see BEI, used to make ACDFLMNOPRSWYZ1235689). Some other glyphs (see QX.,) then make use of the cut parts.
This means that, were these letters to be physically made, the maker would only need a few forms to start with and could cut the rest in only a few steps.
The name was chosen because of both a running joke between friends and because it was the coolest-looking phrase I tried when I auditioned the font.
Version 1.1: Added uppercase. Lots of unkerned pairs (and general improvements) remain...
Experimenting with larger polygonal shapes. I think these polygons are the smallest ones which can be used to create glyphs that approach being truly circular. I made this design to show the polygons, so feel free to clone it.
Are you a <s>blind</s> bad enough dude to read the Esperhand?This is a clone of Esperhand
A dark/semibold Esperhand. Funky! A lot of glyphs had to be adjusted to make this work.This is a clone
A smaller version of Esperhand.
Original size: 5.25pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)