Belfalas

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A slab serif face with minimal design and pixel font roots.
Info: Created on 23rd October 2009 . Last edited on 8th January 2012.
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13 Comments

It is an exercise, something quick and simple.
Comment by Frodo7 31st October 2009
Excellent!

Who else here is still pining for a toggle button to turn on/off the 1 px stroke that appears on fontstruct preview samples above a certain size? I find it to be unfortunately deceptive. It improves certain designs in a way they simply cannot mimic out of the box, while others have their previews hobbled by it.

I know the decision itself was a compromise to deal with the hairline gaps that would otherwise sometimes appear between abutting bricks scaled to certain sizes in the preview windows. And I know this issue is somewhere on the roadmap...I will simply dream both that font mortar becomes a display subroutine (possibly requiring a gigantic cache file, I know) and that this “fattening up of the fragile details with an outline stroke” becomes a definable aspect of the font mortar pipeline. A new filter, in fontstruct parlance.

Again, it’s probably already under consideration, but what a boundary-expanding (and perhaps also cutting edge?) feature that will be?

Pardon the puns ;) And great font, Frodo. This one deserves an extended character set for multi-lingual support. I’ve been wondering if a similar treatment would yield good results for Haldir. Not as straight-forward, but could be cool!
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 31st October 2009
Oh, sorry for the unintentional italic attack :/
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 31st October 2009
@will.i.ૐ: thank you for your comment(s). Don't bother to post it again. I like Italics. I provided the demo samples because the preview sometimes not faithful enough. Yes, I thought about the extended character set, and perhaps a limited extension for Haldir.
Comment by Frodo7 31st October 2009
Very, very accomplished, Frodo. The large block of text setting shows just how good it is. What a miraculous evenness of tone for such a large grid.
Comment by intaglio 31st October 2009
Excellent work, I dig the J and K.
Comment by igorrossi 1st November 2009
Minimal design maybe ... but maximum effect. A really satisfying font.
Comment by p2pnut 1st November 2009
Simple and strong. Reminds me a bit of Cholla Slab.
Comment by gferreira_admin 2nd November 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Belfalas” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 2nd November 2009
@gferreira: Cholla Slab? Well, that's a compliment.
Thank you for the special mention.

(Sorry for the Italic. It's a software glitch.)
Comment by Frodo7 2nd November 2009
intaglio, igorrossi, p2pnut: Thank you very much for your feedback. I think, I have to take this font more seriously and complete the full Latin set.
Comment by Frodo7 2nd November 2009
I love this font.
Comment by Alejandro Cabrera Avila (superhuasteco) 6th February 2010
The character set has been extended.
Comment by Frodo7 21st February 2010

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