This font was created based originally on the word 'Gregarious'. From that I researched Social Housing in the UK. These are spaces designed to house many people for as cheap as possible. I used compound blocks to create complex detailed flats that stack up as high as a tower block usually would.
My fontstruct is based on the theme of theatre. The designs were achieved from my observations of some theatres in Bristol, as well as further research online. The main inspiration came from the achitecture around the stage curtains, which then lead me to a more art-deco style appoach.
A display font inspired by brutalist architecture and 3D concrete forms in built up city centres. Designed to give a sense of scale and weight.
Font inspired by industrial structures under the theme ‘Strong’. I looked specifically at pipework and the shapes they create, occasionally mimicking the letterforms unintentionally. Additionally, I was inspired by the shading the metal created and how it exaggerated the bends in the structures. My aim was to ensure the user could read the letters yet still relate it to the theme.
This font is inspired by the distortion that occurs during bad signal on digital platforms. The random parts of the letters floating around is meant to simulate the pixels being broken up or "lagging".
My first fonstruction is based around the theme of malnutrition, but focuses on lesser acknowledged end of the spectrum, over-nutrition. I took inspiration from nature of skin and fat on overweight or obese bodies, putting emphasis on the folds and bulges you might typically see on the skin of a larger frame.
This character set is inspired by the ironwork of balcony railings on Clifton's Victorian buildings. Based on the theme "elegant", I intended to capture the "elegance" portrayed by these ornate artworks, and so the internal patterns are based on actual pattern works from the iron railings. I felt that a set of capitals best captured the almost boastful and eye-catching nature of the railings.
"Roadtrip is a headed upper case font based around the word systematic. Originally inspired by the way roads create paths and shapes when displayed on maps but later developed to exhibit the actual markings on the Highways in the UK. Each letter is made up from the same set of blocks to form the shape, then finished with individual markings. The individual markings also add extra shape and structure to the letters"
Graphic Design Yr 1 - Foundtype 2018
A second typeface inspired by the theme 'systematic', developed through finding hidden shapes within geometric architecture and using them as building blocks for the letterforms, this time blacked out to create a bolder more imposing style. Sister font to - STACKEDThis is a clone of STACKED
A typeface inspired by the theme 'systematic', developed through finding hidden shapes within geometric architecture and using them as building blocks for the letterforms. Sister font to - STACKED BLACKOUT
This font relates to the theme "Sharp" and is inspired by Cubist architecture. Cubist architecture is very rare and can be found only in The Czech Republic, especially in Prague. I took a core element of Cubist architecture, the triangle, and implemented it into a font. I divided each letter into sections and used different shades to make it look like decorative elements of a Cubist facade.This is a clone
Under the theme destruction, I explored ways to advertise environmental harm we are causing. I took inspiration from the increasing amount of plastic being deposited in the ocean and how it is moulded. I want this font to communicate the harsh impact this plastic waste has on the oceans, the life they hold and how it impacts other aspects of the environment.
A type face visually represeting Urban decay on buildings. I have tried to capture the image of the deconstruction of concrete.
Mandeljot is the idea of simplicity. What you are looking for is deeper, it doesn’t just appear upon the surface. The font being based upon a basic San Serif type only enhances the real fluidity of the fractal. There’s a series of repetition within the letters, at a glance it is hard to understand want the font is trying to portray or connected to. Nature, diversity, humanity or even practicality. The ability to glare and focus on the question of the font is the importance, it’s elegant yet so real. With flourishes being created through shading. The form of it being fractals makes it look delicate. It’s meant to represent something within everyday life that is “Beautiful, damn hard, useful’ design. Mandelbrot should be used within Nature/Technology/Sound/Structures/Art/Law.This is a clone of Mandeljot
My font theme is systematic, I aimed to make a font that was precise and but also referenced technology in the patterns of a motherboard and the pixelated style. The dots also help form the illusion of curves.
My fontstruct steamed from the word wicked this lead my to the word fear. At first I wanted to create a type that looked evil. I made the word fear by using materials to create the letters and putting them in a box for people to touch. One of the materials that I used was pipe cleaner. I based my fontstruct around pipe cleaner. I thought this would be interesting because I had to manipulate the pipe cleaners without using scissors therefore you are restricted and the letters become basic.
This is a font that I designed in relation to the word ‘unstable’. My font is inspired by the classic block game Jenga where players take in terns to pull a block hopefully not knocking over the tower. With this font, I am trying to communicate that although something might look stable, one subtle movement could cause it to come tumbling down.
A display typeface based upon some physical type I made from dark food colouring etched into sugar syrup - this is the second part in which the food dye has bled into the sugar syrup much more. This was to represent the brief theme I picked of 'unstable', hence why all the characters are completely induvidual in size and shape. I have also published a first version of this type before the dye bled into the syrup.
A display typeface (probably best viewed small, I'm aware!) based upon some physical type I made from dark food colouring etched into sugar syrup. This was to represent the brief theme I picked of 'unstable', hence why all the characters are completely induvidual in size and shape. I have also published a second version which displays what happens when the food colouring bled into the sugar syrup.
Constriction is a type inspired by the idea of tension. I initially was looking at the idea of danger, how two objects may not be dangerous until they are put together. I questioned what the suspense is between those two objects. In my current design I have focused on the physical look of tension, looking at twisted metal as inspiration. I decided not to create the whole of each letter in a twisted form as I wanted to only empathies it in certain areas.
A font which can be used to add a handrawn effect. The font evolved from me intially using toothpaste to create an alphabet and finding it effective , My aim was to try and recreate similair characteristics within my font. The tootpaste flicked off at the ends and collected in certain areas which created a really intersting typographical style. The lines are wobbly and unique on each letter as I wanted the font to have movement, energy and a bounce.
This fontstruct projects a very sincere and personal feeling into your work, useful on many platforms. Designed to be a title typeface.
When I decided to go with the theme ‘Elegant’ for this project I knew that my font must be simplistic, I considered what elegance meant to me personally and came up with the following words, modesty, simplicity and nature. I wanted this font to reflect all of these aspects so I created the tall letters to mimic trees in a forest and simplified each letter to keep it clean, modern and modest.
A typeface first inspired by the theme word destruction which lead me to think of climate change and desforestation. After looking at small pieces of bark that had been broken off in the process of tree clearing I focused more on the textures created by the wood. I contstructed a 3D word from this idea by building plaster casts of bark. The shapes and patterns here created the base for the structure of these letters. I wanted each letter to be made up of small pieces, representing the broken bark; a side product of deforestation. Along with all the smaller patterns inside to show the many different textures that are on the wood.
Aloe is a font based on shadows and geometry. The idea is to create the illusion of depth within the font. The concept all stems from diligence, at first I thought about the characteristics a diligent person has and wanted to represent this in a font.
This font was created around the theme of unstable. It was developed from shapes and structures of scaffolding. I began looking at how each part of scaffolding is pivotal in creating a solid structure and if a part was to be removed it would become unstable and collapse. Each letter form is molded from different parts of a scaffolding frame, such as c-clips etc. The outcome was very engineered/mechanical and is probably best used as a display font for businesses.
This font was based upon the theme of starvation, deriving from the topic of malnourishment. I looked at waste and used/ empty rubbish, in particular food packaging, that I felt represented the fragility of starved beings. Looking at stretched and warped plastic, such as that of empty crisp packets, gave eerie imagery that looked unnatural and like bare skin stretched across bone. I looked creased and stretched materials to extract each letter and manipulate it through fontstruct.
I designed my font around the theme ‘Elegant’ studying the Crown Jewels that are owned by the British Royal Family. I focused on the structure within each jewel and particularly was interested in how the light catches on certain shards within the stones. My initial idea was to shade each of the sections using a different colour, however this proved difficult with the ‘Fontstruct’ software. Eventually instead of shading with different colours I shaded uses the small dots to create a stipple effect which I believe to still be just as effective.
Folded is typeface based on the idea of paper folding. The idea of the paper folding technique was inspired by my original theme of the life and mind of an introvert. The word introvert means a person who thinks 'inward', so therefore to start off with i played around with the idea of 'inward thinking' and came across the idea of folding paper as when folding paper things become distorted and changed and can also be seen as a inward action or to look inward when folding things in half for example. This later on led me to this typface.