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I love it! This is my kind of font.

The only thing I would possibly alter is the O and Q .... perhaps they need to be a wee bit thicker.
Comment by p2pnut 26th october 2015
Its my second birthday today!
Comment by OsyenVyeter 26th october 2015
Really attractive, very clever, inspiring. I agree with p2p about the width of O and Q. On first view it looked like combs ;)
Comment by Aeolien 26th october 2015
Thanks for the suggestion p2pnut and Aeolien, I've changed O, Q and 0. Ideally o would have looked something like this, but I'm afraid it is not fontstructable.
Comment by four 26th october 2015
Yes that looks in keeping with the general black-white balance.
Comment by Aeolien 27th october 2015
A brilliant font that instantly inspires.
Comment by minimum 27th october 2015
And I thought what you did is not fontstructable... ;-)

Excellent display of your skill to push boundaries! Love it.
Comment by laynecom 27th october 2015
If you make a full circle you just need to erase the colums that you don't want to give you the result you are after ... my example isn't a very good circle, but it shows the process (I hope)
Comment by p2pnut 27th october 2015
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “butades” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 28th october 2015
nice font thx
Comment by green14 28th october 2015
(Great Hairline Infiltration)
Comment by thalamic 29th october 2015
You could try it negatively maybe:
Comment by architaraz 29th october 2015
What I mean is try to make the whole font using negative space.

P.S. Mr. Meek. It'd be great if we could edit messages we wrote on another user's fontstruction page.
Comment by architaraz 29th october 2015
Thanks for the tp and all your kind comments!
@p2pnut: Thanks for sharing that screenshot. Unfortunately the x-height of butades is only two bricks. Maybe your wonderful suggestion could be developed into a full font by a large-grid master like yourself?
@architaraz: that is exactly how I produced my o-sample: fontstructed as a negative and then inverted in photoshop.
Comment by four 3rd november 2015
As always, I'm amazed at such an intricate design coming from only two bricks height.

I guess it's too late for this old dog to learn these new tricks ... I'll just have to stick to my massive grids.
Comment by p2pnut 5th november 2015
Comment by four 15th november 2015

The two-brickness is a spectacular and thoughtful achievement.

Comment by thalamic 15th november 2015

I am a huge fan of your work.  Your creativity tops the chart!  I  love this font as well, but the capital 'V' is confusing to me; I have to think a moment to figure it out.  Oddly, I have no problem when it is inverted.  Also, I agree with everyone else that the 'O,o,Qq' would be much better if like your example.  But you have changed it so all is well.  ;-P

Comment by victoria-has-secrets 29th april 2016

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