My font Slash, is based off of the theme "protect". I chose to base my type on different swords including fantasy based designs. The tip and edges of the letters are based on different sort of tips on swords. This gives my font a sharp and dangerous feel which links to swords.
I created this hand written font based around one of the most protective materials used by parents to safeguard their children, specifically cotton wool balls. I arranged the cotton balls to create the structure of each character and then scanned the image into the computer to create the digitilised version. I decided I wanted to create the font in a handwritten, childish/immature style taking inspiration from the logos and typography used on children's books and shops.
A block, graffiti inspired, font with sprays of imperfection and an urban aesthetic. The letters are structured equal in width and length and are all designed in capital. The graphic elements both inside and outside the typeface enhance a "technologically programmed" (pixelated) feel to the overall font.
A display font inspired by one of the UK's first and most influential free-party sound systems- Spiral Tribe. They helped create a culture of freedom and expression through art and music which was heavily (and still continues to be) suppressed by the Police. They used tribal patterns frequently in their artwork, which is the reasoning behind the spiral shapes within the letters.
The weights are varied throughout the letters to make it more playful and psycholdelic, as the rave culture is against agression and force used frequently against them by the police. New age travellers embrace harmony- which is why the letters are sized so that they work together in words to create a wider pattern.
Escalibur is my font that takes inspiration from medival weaponry. Mimicking the sharp blade like formations found on swords and axes during the 1400's, whilst also refrencing the type and imagery seen on playing cards, typically featuring symbols assosiated with chivalry.
The theme of this font is "to protect an inner child of a person." However, many possible categories could go with my chosen theme, so I decided to focus on children's doodles. These are made up of random scribbles, shapes, and lines that seem incoherent but are still legible enough to know what they're conveying.
My typeface is based on barbed wire as its only use is to protect what it's surrounding, which led to this idea. The visual elements of this include the body of each letter where I've tried to portray a double wired twist. The most telling features are the spiked parts.
Following the theme "protect" my typeface is based off something one might want to protect themselves from - spiders. I have tried to imitate spiders legs through this font to create an unnerving "feel" about it.
This display typeface was inspired by the return to traditional Celtic iconography within the insular manuscripts of 6th Century Britain. Each letter is highly ornamented, incorporating chains of interlinked geometry that translate the flowing forms of Celtic knots into the grid based format of Fonstruct.
My typeface was created around the theme ‘Protect’. I linked the word protect to conservation so decided to go down a nature theme. I like pixelated fonts and I thought the leaves looked good pixelated.
This typeface has been created surrounding the theme ‘Protect’. I took inspiration from the physical format of bubble wrap, which is why this font is made up of dots. I focused on the 3D aspect of it being unravelled - how it is thicker when rolled up, and thinner when unravelled.
The typeface mimics a shadow at a 45 degree angle. This can be seen in the slanted increase in thickness at the bottom, contrasting the thinness of the top.
A simple alphabet composed of music notes/symbols to help present the idea of protecting your voice with music. Inspired by music history and the opression of the slave trade where they communicated through song.
This font is designed for UWE's Graphic Design Course. The linear and straight nature of the font is meant to mimic the everyday use of barbed wire for protection, the prompt for this assignment. Major revisions were made to the design of the typeface to make it in fontstruct, including the removal of details and simplification of the letterforms Currently working on making the font typeable, thank you for your patience!
A font inspired by old computers and the pixelisation and simplistic vibe they used to bring.
My design was influenced by walls, barriers, and the requirement for a division between our built and natural environments in order to protect us. I am a first-year student at UWE Bristol studying Graphic Design, and I made this digital typeface in response to this year's subject, "PROTECT."
This typeface was created on the main theme of 'Protection' that i later explored in the idea of fences and how they can protect us from the outside world. I wanted my letters to connect with one another creating the illusion of a fence and potraying unity.
This san serif, textured, pattern, bold font is inspired by traditional Welsh weaved blankets. I was fascinated by the incredible pattern created by the traditional practice of blanket weaving. To create the structure of these characters I worked from researching weaving and knitting patterns and scanned it into the computer to embed the pattern into letters.
This font was create around the theme Protect. I explored different areas within this theme and thought of claiming sanctuary in a church during medieval times and how that was a major form of protection. I constructed the letterforms using shapes I’d drawn from church floor plans and gothic architecture.
The inspiration for this font was the word "protect". After brainstorming and exploring various different ideas, one being fruit peel, I landed on this the theme of the Celtic knot. The sheild knot in the Celtic culture is known for its strenght and protection. It resembles a woven texture as is seen in the font above. The main purpose for the font Chosaint (Irish for "protect") is to be used in large title text.
This typeface was created with a ‘Protect’ theme and I’ve chosen nature, what we see everyday. I made a mind map about nature and focused on trees, because lots of trees were cut down illegally. My main intention was to remind people about this interference. I sketched a various style to resembles the human interference to trees. Every alphabet has their own human interfere with a little bit sense of Serif, because what I see from trees are elegant and strong.
Inspired by the idea of how newspapers are printed to protect us, I've created my first fontstruction for the start of my UWE graphic design course. I drew the letters by hand using black ink and a quill that sort of created this idea of the ink that is used in newspapers. Therefore, creating this abstract font design.
I have created this typeface inspired by my theme ‘sustainability’ and the protection of the environment, particularly focusing within the fashion industry. This project has made me think more in depth about the affects fast fashion has to the environment and how this can be resolved. I started experimenting this theme by sketching distorted, organic typefaces to create a freeform look to represent the quality of fast fashion. This led me to looking at thread and embroidery and how freeform and swift it is unravelled, I used thread to create letters and see how they form naturally when placing the thread down. I took photos of the outcomes and used them to inspire my fontstruct letters. This gave me a sense of the shapes and lines that are created naturally and pushed me a step further within my progression.
This is my fonstruction based on the theme protect. I decided to go with the topic of glass. I was thinking about the different materials surrounding protection and thought glass suited the idea best as it protects many things in our everyday lives. I experiemnted with this topic by looking at the different types of glass and how they could be smashed or broken. I took and image of a broken wine bottle and tried to make the letters look like those specific pieces.
Celtic calligraphy font with spiral detailing inspired by the triskelion symbol. The concept behind the symbol and therefore the typeface is of rebirth - and more specifically the cycle of life, death and rebirth - symbolised by the spiral motifs.
Revive is the first Iteration of a font inspired and designed to celebrate a rebirth in urban environments. I focussed on using simple geometric shapes and simplifying the feeling I wanted to convey with my font. By moving the x height of the letters really close to the cap height I tried to recreate the illusion of perspective, as if you were looking at a building from an “ants eye view” This helped convey a feeling of growth and structure representing the re-birth of nature and cities together. I tried to add an organic element of growth to the letters by using squares, I think it adds contrast to the typeface but can be difficult to interpret.This is a clone
Based on the theme of rebirth, ‘Fill in the blanks’ draws inspiration from the Renaissance era. Looking at the original printing press, traditional blackletter and Renaissance calligraphy, ‘Fill in the blanks’ offers a modern twist on some of the oldest typefaces to date. By looking at the brush strokes of blackletter and the serifs used in the printing press typefaces, this font is a combination of these characteristics. By using just these features the human eye can still recognise the letter form, essentially allowing your mind to ‘Fill in the blanks.’