Maltro is a rather cubic and modern font at the same time, it's my first font and it took a lot of time to make, so be indulgent please :)
PERSONAL USE ONLY
FRUNTSTOCT — FontStruct logotype reinterpretation
For all ya failed attempts at re-creating the FontStruct logo typeface.
Many have tried their take on it, most without convincing succes, and often looking downright horrible.
Two of the most commonly made mistakes are.. 1) The introduction of a uppercase alphabet 2) Having a tendency for including far too many stuff in terms of extended language and typographic support, aiming for large multi-lingual character-sets with as many glyphs possible.
The lettering for the FS-logotype has this very distinctive modular geometric stencil concept. The underlying glyph structure consists of 5 horizontal rectangular segments, that together with a custom set of simple geometric blocks form a modular system that can be easily re-modeled or re-arranged to form the different letters and required parts that help to distinguish each individual letter from one another.
The modular system itself is highly simplified and easily accessible to implement additional changes. But typically speaking a simplified modular system comes at a price. And the further a system was simplified, the greater the amount of limitations will be. Which literally translates to a reduction in overall design depth and freedom to implement a more diverse complexity.
X-Height — 3
Cap-Height — 4
Ascender — 1
Descender — 1
Horizontal Brick Size — 2
Vertical Brick Size — 1.8
Horizontal Grid Scale — 0.9
Vertical Grid Scale — 1
In case of this FS-logotype concept, there are a number of key components that put in place this very strict window of parameter-locked propperties, that exclude all but a few remaining options which could still be exploited, and therefor fully dictate whatever is, or is not possible.
Having only 5 segments, limited geometric components and highly restrictive rearrangeable capabilities towards implementing variation all adding up to the difficulty-level for extrapolating some of its more complex and- / or denser forms, symbols accents and puntuation marks.
To cramp excessive amounts of complexity into a very narrow band of realestate would have a certain negative wear on its aesthetic qualities. And is likely to result in a combination of messy glyph composites and queer-looking letter-inventions, contrapped in a mish-mash of irregular and gawky looking, at times even disfiguring geometry that sit at the heart of this problem.
This is exactly where those bad choices can either make or break your font. The modular system for FS's lettering clearly isn't the most suitable of fonts for uppercase forms and complex geometry.
This doesn't mean that it is impossible, as was demonstrated by a small number of re-interpretations that actually do include fairly decent uppercase inventions. One of such that have successfully pulled off the inclusion of a uppercase set for his rework of the logo typeface was Zhalgas Kassymkulov—previously known as architaraz.
His attempt is a beautiful display of craftmanship and clever simplicity.
Here is a list of attempts that I think are successful re-interpretations of the original FontStruct logo:
Structurosa Italic — by four
AT Archistruct Outline — by kassymkulov
Structurosa— by pauldhunt
FS Logotype — by WeDoFonts
pixelstructia — by gamesgames
fs Colophon — by user-juli
fs sanstruct — by ETHproductions
Realised — by thezenmaster1000
Structurosa Bold — by pauldhunt
FontStrukt 2 Soft — by Jamie Place (FontBlast)
Structurosa Bold Too — by pauldhunt
— WHUTZINSIDE THIS FRUNTSTOCTION?
Now, a extensive explanation for the decision to not include uppercase forms to the font, as well as for the constraint on total character amount had been broadly covered above. I think that small caps numeral figures make a much more sleek looking glyph, and tying the overall character set much more together as a whole.
Another, and I say, rather more unique feature found in my version of the lettering is only a subtle one in fact. One that mostly works invisibly, that without the awareness of the reader, is easily missed. And can only truly visually materialize and appreciated seen up close. This is the implementation of several slight deviations and custom sculpting of certain curvatures and round features. Introducing an ever so slightly more diverse dynamic, but also taps deeper into some of that shape contrast propperties.
In addition to that I've also included several glyph alternative forms and small number of ligatures to play around with.
among these glyph alternates there is also this continuous string of 13 rather experimental looking glyph variations for the lowercase letter 's'.
These aren't actually meant to be usable characters, but instead is a collage of different configurations that make various curved geometry, and are simply stored in a glyph-style fashion that provides an actual physical estimation on their appearence and for me to test their functional values in a text format.
So far so good,
I am happy with how the font turned out to be, it is fairly consistent looking and still remains quite usable as a font.
That's all for now folks...
The initial inspiration for this font is the result of having seen the masthead logo of Singapore University of Design and Technology (SUDT).This is a clone
Prajna is a Sanskrit word meaning wisdom, understanding, insight. Simple on the outside, with some depth on the inside. Looks like it could be 1:1 bricks, but it actually uses a 1.5 sized brick width, giving it additional curvature that wouldn't be possible on a 1:1 scale.
I was supposed to release this a year ago, synchronous to the Peace 2.0 sculpture that was publicly unveiled which utilized Prajna to spell out "Peace" in 12 different languages. I like to think that since the sculpture was written with Prajna, it has a literal connection with wisdom, understanding and insight. I release it now with the hope that you may write with Prajna of your own.
AVANT-GARDE i10 (Tiles) - Tiled modular type system
Another revival of the works originally designed by great dutch graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer
The original source for this fontStruction was the cover of 1963 paperback: "i10 de internationale avant-garde tussen de twee wereldoorlogen"
by Lehning, Arthur & Jurriaan Schrofer
I provided the (A-Z, Uc & Lc) basic latin character set, numerals, basic punctuations & symbols. Some of the symbols could still use slight improvements though. But the grid/brick system parameters did pose some tough limitations in regard to the allowed complexity.
The quality of the font preview shown above by FS's website is very poor and inacurate due to the combination of brick size filter (0.90-0.90), very small incisions and composite bricks. Best you'll check the sample image bellow in the comment section.
-- Down here you'll find a link to the 'regular' style version for this family:
(The regular version doesn't come with a full uppercase set)
I hope you like it nonetheless,
BACK TO THE FRAKTUR - Modular geometric calligraphic blackletter
Calligraphy inspired design, that even though it's name can be deceptive, suggesting one in thinking it is a Fraktur derivative. Which is actually quite not the case, and as far as being a calligraphic Blackletter inspired work, the similarities between the two stop.
This is a heavily simplified and geometric take on the calligraphic style, with much more modernized letterforms as well.
It remains a WIP, but I'd love to hear what u think so far.
Grulla's letters –built on a 2x3 square grid– have (tri)angular counters & square terminals. Counterspace=letterspace, letter /f/ is kerned onto "rounded" letters (fc,fd,fe,fo,fs). Diacritics support spanish (hello from Argentina!)
NEXT SKYCITY - A decorative future-retro art deco style display typeface.
This is a remastered and extended sequel to an pre-existing older design I did.
Now, the reason for this was due to the fact that there was a lot going on in the older version I simply just wasn't satisfied with.
This new and extended version includes an overall more streamlined and consistent design. Much improved and more balanced looking numerals.
Also have I corrected and added numerous punctuation marks, and, last but not least.. What truly changed this previously more of a lettering idea type design into a relative usable full font is, the introdiction of a simple and legible geometric lowercase string. Make the font far more suitable for body text.
The uppercase and numeral strings are a random mix of both normal open stroke-based geometric letterforms and stylistic filled letter-contours, that, when arranged like this making the uppercase character set look playful and slightly future-ish retro at first, yet a somewhat strangely ellegant sophistication that is ever so gently present. This could be used in isolation for a strong and convincing decorative headline text, or in conbination with the lowercase for a surprisingly readable an clean looking body text that has the occasional occurance of a decorative capital letter.
I hope you like it so far...This is a clone
A modular sans for bold headlines that stand out
Based on the 1981 Lady Bug game typeface. Lady Bug is an insect-themed maze chase video game produced by Universal Entertainment and released in arcades in 1981. Its gameplay is similar to Pac-Man, with the primary addition to the formula being gates that change the layout of the maze when used.
My first attempt at creating a modular typeface as part of my studies in Graphic Design at City of Glasgow College.
This is my first attempt to design a super compact font to be realized with my modular rubberstamp system.
In January 2021 I was contacted by Pranksy of NFTBoxes.io that asked me to design an artwork for a new kind of collectible (we call them "NFTs" is the trend of 2021, I'm in this since 2018). The idea was to produce a piece in the theme of "innovators" and the main curator and artist of the subscription was Mr. Coldie!
I know Coldie since my inception in Superrare, he's one of the most incredible artists and creators of this space that we call "Cryptoart". He's doing a lot of strange things, but I noticed we both started doing our mad things using photocopier machines.
So I had this idea to realize a schematic of the working process of the photocopier. You can see the result HERE, there are 500 digital copies of the artwork available, you can buy one with some Ether, the cryptocurrency, if you want.
This font is the digital test, still be completed, that I've used for the artwork.
First designed for the Rare AF2 event, Rare Art Festival, about most innovative projects in the realm of cryptoart, held in New York:
18th May 2019 / Bushwick Generator
215 Moore Street / Brooklyn, NY 11206
Then expanded in october 2020 with lowercase set of glyphs for Adoption:
Adoption is an artists-run cryptoart gallery. Spreading nft and blockchain adoption.
This is the halfone version.
This was a fun one to experiment with. A lot of fonts I've done here have been done with strict design rules. It's fun to break them once in a while.
This one feels like it's been a long time coming. Surprised it only took me two and a half months to get all done, and half of that was it being on the backburner. A good, solid font with a futuristic slant to it. All Latin languages present and correct, as ever.