I really liked my last slab serif font, and so I decided to make another one. This time, we've put the file on it and rounded the corners.
Pixel prototype of a font for an upcoming game being developed by yours truly. This will likely be used, but only for flashbacks and dreams. The normal ingame font may be a high-res version of this, or something different - tests are still being done to determine this.
English only for now, as there are no plans to localize the game myself.
"Madufaros" = "daughter of Madu".
Original size: 9pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfect rendering)
[Click Pixel in the font viewer, then click Shift+Pixel four times to view the font correctly]
I love it when fonts come together like this one.
It started as me thinking what can I do for the 'twenties' that isn't 1920s. (thalamic has done those before!). The idea that I was toying with was doing each letter on a grid of 20 parts (blocks, stripes, etc.). There is already a stripes font in development (which is unlikely to be shared any time soon). I thought maybe I could convert it to a 20 stripe version. But it's too optical illusion-y and requires blocks of free time at a stretch for me to visualize the letters, which I don't have. Then the idea came to just develop a new block that says 20 on it and use it as a pixel for some pixel font. Which led to thinking an XX is 20 in Roman numerals. So I thought develop a grid that reads XX in multiple ways and directions.
With that basic idea, I started tinkering with the fontstructor and soon realized that I will need a lot of bricks. That necessitated making custom X and O bricks. That gave rise to the basic grid block of 7x7 grid that can be used as something that can be "carved" to form various letters. Better in theory than practice. M is OK, but a 7 brick wide A is just too wide. Plus the larger Xs were too white. Had to create more custom bricks to take away some of the whiteness that left the X still visible. These additional custom bricks were cumbersome to make...mainly because of my limited ability to visualize which brick placed where in a 4x4 grid will create what shape but also because I was using quarter brick corner triangles which meant that each brick of the 4x4 grid was internally a 2x2 grid as well. So a 8x8 grid really with 64 internal smaller bricks. Some bricks required making a custom brick and then merging it with another custom brick several times over to have the correct custom brick. Of course, I didn't know if the pain-stakingly created custom brick will be appropriate or not.
Much experimentation later, finally figured out what to do with this idea. Once all the custom bricks were created and the basic look of the font developed, then it was just a matter of placing the bricks in the right place. Often times not even that as one letter was just a modified version of another letter...like D and 3 are just a modified B; L and F are modified E, etc.
This was supposed to be a joke entry that didn't take much time to make. It's still a joke entry not to be taken seriously...but it did take time...and provided puzzle-like geometric challenge to overcome. Very fun.
How could I not love fontstruct!?
Inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, specifically the Willow chair. I'm not sure how "twenties" this font is, especially since the Willow chair was designed in 1902, but it seems to kinda fit.
Paris, Berlin, Moscow in the 1920s... Art Deco, Bauhaus, Konstruktivizm... Effervescent people! This font is for Sandrine, the woman with white hat in the picture, and for all the people who together built the world. See also ztefan and zergei.
Beeinflusst von Kem Weber (1889-1963)
A-Z on capital letters, alternate Q, S, X, and Z on their lower case positions.
I no longer publish samplers to illustrate my fonts as my samplers aren't wanted. It's nice that Meek publishes them for me; for competitions it seems important that members are made aware of contributions and I appreciate visually contributing and being part of the working community effort.
But I can't justify having to bother him with requests to publish my samplers that I designed only because I made a new weird font for my own reasons, hoping to get some (helpful) comments to point me towards improvements, additions etc.
TwentiesComp entry, inspired by art deco architecture. Not sure about the V, left some variations there for comparison. Also the uppercase/lowercase grave and acute are different, would like to hear which you prefer.
With this font I am late to the competition, but I still love Art Deco a lot.This is a clone
This font came as a fluke off of another font I've been working on since 19 July 2018.
H was the hardest to get right.
& is just a flipped g.
Obviously dedicated to the great Sergio Leone and his Spaghetti Western "Dollars Trilogy" filmed in Almería. The uppercase was shot. Contains some extra western dingbats, keep your head down.
A display font inspired by brutalist architecture and 3D concrete forms in built up city centres. Designed to give a sense of scale and weight.