Inspired by fountain-based architecture, I've created my first fontstruction for the start of my UWE Graphic Design course. For this, I poured water onto different surfaces/objects with varying shapes to capture the cascading effect as reference images. Originally, I was first inspired by watercolour strokes to make a gradient effect, which developed into the idea of water fountains used in contemporary architecture.
This font was created around the theme of 'elegant'. I chose to focus on the elegance of flowing fabric and drapery, so designed these letters inspired by classical depictions of fabric in paintings and marble sculptures.
My first fontstruction was inspired by Eastern Art at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. I loved the dragon decoration on the old ceramic pots in this section and have tried to portray a similar theme in my letters. (work in progress)
This typeface has been designed by taking inspiration from the theme ‘decorative’. I started to explore different aspects of this word which lead me to Moroccan/ Marrakesh tiles, not only are they a key feature of their country but they are also frequently used around the world and with their intricate geometric designs, they are distinctive in design. What drew me to these designs was how there was such an intricate design within a simple shape. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to create a decorative font that portrayed this.
Paperfold is a decorative typeface that is based on geometrical shapes and forms, imitating the paper folding technique.
This typeface features a condensed, modern and clean block look. Ideal for sporty, festive, adventurous design themes.
For the uppercase letters and symbols, most of it has a fold for every curve. While the lowercase letters and numbers, each first line has the fold imitation only, and the rest of the lines curve smoothly.
The typeface can also be converted to outline which features a maze-like appearance.
Basketcase is a bold, decorative font. My inspiration first came from walbaum decoritve font and then I shifted more towards taking a spin on DDC harware.
Crystal Clear is a decorative typeface that was inspired by crystals and precious stones.
I bought a couple of different crystals and based the typeface on them, some of the crystals used were rose quartz, fluorite, smokey quartz, clear quartz and a couple of other ones. Some of these stones were already cut and not in their natural form, unlike the rest which were rough looking and not cut to a certain shape.
Font "leaves" are built on the basis of a natural motif - a leaf. Strokes are formed from dark and light leaves
52 characters for the basic Latin set, 10 numerals, 36 punctuation characters, 66 characters for the Russian language set
Please let me know what do you think :)
My union font was inspired by my original Aztec font, where I was playing with simple geometrical shapes. It turned out to be too simple, so I changed the placement of the circles which are now the connection between the two parts of the letter. The circle plays an important role in this font, as it represened the imagery of Aztec God, and now reflects unity.
This is a font inspired by the word decorative. It uses letterforms that have been flipped and rotated multiple times to create a pattern. Each Letter is made up of 4 simplified letters. It is a display font as it is difficult to read, and should only be used for large scale posters or as a decorative type.This is a clone
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.
My font was created with the idea of mess and chaos in mind with each letter having a different 'contents'
It is supposed to represent something similar to pin and string art. The white dots representing the pins and the lines within representing the string. It might come across as a little complicated or hard to distinguish each letter however I think it gives it an authentic look.
Zakhrafa is a type of Islamic art which consists of embellished geometric designs. It is often used to complement Arabic calligraphy on architecture to bookcovers and various media. The inspiration of this font comes from the various Islamic patterns that can be seen on buildings all across Qatar. After living there for 8 years, I learned a lot about the Islamic culture which is what I want the font to reflect.This is a clone
Diamundi is a very simple but funny patterned decorative typeface design that mimics facets(flat faces on a geometric shape).
And for that everyone that is checking this, please make sure you zoom in max. to see whats really going on, Even beter, make sure you've seen the sample image bellow, because the Fontstruct preview is total garbage due to my use of composite bricks at this grids tiny size.
This font was designed around the theme word Elegant. I was inspired to create a typeface that was ornate and palatial; it is a ode to Baroque design.
I have tried to emulate columns for the body of the font and created a crowned frieze for some of the letters with decorative toppers for the remaining characters.
Recap of a dot matrix lettering taken from a colored sketch originally designed by Jurriaan Schrofer.
It been a while since I did one of Schrofer
Argh, I wish I never started this, It was terrible amounts of meticulous work and I wonder if ill ever add the lowercase letters to this type!!
172 x 74 units
0.5 x 0.5 grid scale (and still no full glyph fits on screen)
A project I've been working on for some time that combines a readable writing system with a means of creating decorative streams of symbols, allowing for practical or artistic use. It is designed to be writable in the same way as English, with a couple key differences:
end of sentence within a thought:
. = SPACEBARx2
? = ?SPACEBAR
! = !SPACEBAR
end of thought:
? = ?-
! = !-
end of paragraph:
. = .
? = ?-
! = !-
numbers at the beginning of a sentence = ###-SPACEBARtext
numbers at end of sentence = textSPACEBAR-###SPACEBAR-
Use as applicable to avoid numbers and letters bleeding into each other.
For purely artistic streams of writing, Start every sentence with a capital, skip spaces, and use '-' as a period. This allows for a smooth bar of symbols without any random bits jutting out that can be used for framing or backgrounds.
This version features both upper and lowercase characters plus some minor changes to it's appearance!This is a clone of STF_ORIGAMISH v1
ORIGAMISH v1 - Incised origami.
---This version only features small uppercase characters---
Inspired by the letters found throughout Betondorp, Amsterdam!
A piece of constructivism inspired by Dutch artistic movement "De Stijl".This is a clone of STF_FABRICON_(OUTLINE)
A piece of constructivism inspired by Dutch artistic movement "De Stijl".