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Clone of fs Arc Test 1:1, which was started on Fri, 27th August, 11:59 AM 2010.

As simple as this fs may appear to be, it was much more complex to pull off. The curves and angles just did not match. The original version was at filter 1:1. Today--after a long time--I had enough free time to play around. Cloned and upped the filter to 2:2 (well, 1.75:1.75 to be exact). The 0.25 offset was initially put into place for the creative process, just so I know which brick was where. The breaks became a design element somewhere along the way. That caused additional brick placement problems. A full 2:2 filter would have made things much easier. Regardless, I am reasonably satisfied with the outcome. Needless to say, each glyph went through a whole bunch of iterations before settling on what's currently visible. Not all turned out good. The 'V', for instance. Who knows, better solutions may exist.

Take a square, split it horizontally, vertically and diagonally. This gives just 16 line segments to work with. I have a book where the author lists every possible combination of those 16 line segments. That gives a staggering 65535 total possibilities. And that's just straight lines. I mention this because the uppercase grid here is 6×8=48 bricks (counting one 2:2 brick as 4 1:1 bricks). Then there is the possibility of using a whole slew of 4×4 brick shape. I am not even going to attempt to figure out how many total possible combinations that makes but I am sure it is a number much larger than 65535.

The point is, with so many possible brick combinations, better solutions most probably exist. I just may be too narrow-minded to visualize them.

As simple as this fs may appear to be, it was much more complex to pull off. The curves and angles just did not match. The original version was at filter 1:1. Today--after a long time--I had enough free time to play around. Cloned and upped the filter to 2:2 (well, 1.75:1.75 to be exact). The 0.25 offset was initially put into place for the creative process, just so I know which brick was where. The breaks became a design element somewhere along the way. That caused additional brick placement problems. A full 2:2 filter would have made things much easier. Regardless, I am reasonably satisfied with the outcome. Needless to say, each glyph went through a whole bunch of iterations before settling on what's currently visible. Not all turned out good. The 'V', for instance. Who knows, better solutions may exist.

Take a square, split it horizontally, vertically and diagonally. This gives just 16 line segments to work with. I have a book where the author lists every possible combination of those 16 line segments. That gives a staggering 65535 total possibilities. And that's just straight lines. I mention this because the uppercase grid here is 6×8=48 bricks (counting one 2:2 brick as 4 1:1 bricks). Then there is the possibility of using a whole slew of 4×4 brick shape. I am not even going to attempt to figure out how many total possible combinations that makes but I am sure it is a number much larger than 65535.

The point is, with so many possible brick combinations, better solutions most probably exist. I just may be too narrow-minded to visualize them.

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ISBN: 3-931126-75-7

(Terrific font, BTW)

As for T you mention, it is there as an alternate somewhere. I agree about the J. It was just an attempt to reduce the emptiness.

And the outline mode just confuses me more than help, so it stays unused.

Anyway, what have you been up to lately? Inquiring minds want to know. :-)

@Goatmeal: Yes, since WEG. I have everything from WEG to London singles and albums, some even many multiple copies. They are collecting dust somewhere. I think of The Samurai in Autumn every time I get stuck because of the lines, "It's not as easy as it was / or as difficult as it could be / for the samurai in autumn". Thanks.

I'm with Frodo7 on the 4 ... and much prefer the first alternative 8. 10/10 nonetheless.

I mean, you are probably an awesome DJ too, but as a person you are awesome as well.

@djnippa: I thought it...but I don't have the patience. You are welcome to give it a go if you want.

haveto do this alt.Here you have attained your own futuristic drum-machine type vibe. Delightfully tactile, I mean! Danceable arrangements of loops and codas, these letter. Arranged in word form, they are self-contained songs.

I adore the small notches added to the numerals and elsewhere, indicating a multi-layered appearance of entwined strokes. So much more brilliance on display, as well as stylistic possibilities, than I have mentioned – digging through the stable of alternate ideas reveals a fount of inspiration. 10/10 + ♥

I made revisions of the glyphs you had in question, and DJNippa does an entire mod of the whole font. He's so fast. But those changes are exactly what I would have done.

In answering your question, I have to sadly report that I haven't been fontstructing much, and looking at my files, the last download I did was last March - before my computer died. There's another creative community that I was sucked into and its just as addictive as FontStruct. I'm hoping to make an impact there as well. But I still have a lot of unreleased fonts hanging around that are itching to come out.

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