A dark look and a few crows' beaks for dreary November... it belongs to my "1st of" series for 2016.This is a clone
We used to have sheep and I wanted a sheepy font for a project. The sheep have quite clear letters in smaller size but the sheepy shape is less obvious. This is my first font and I will improve it to get a better shape/outline (thankyou to Fontstruct).
For the fireworks look: type UP letter followed by LC letter which is the fireworks overlay (to get the sparkles standing out, if desired, use a graphics program, type UC in colour 1 then LC in a different colour or two or colour individual stars etc ). The only difference is arranged for LC "ß" which is pure black --- for the sparkling overlay type LC ß followed by UC ß. Symbols, punctuation etc are plain.This is a clone of Aenvidere Stilo
Thicker lines than Aenvidere AGardin. This is quite chunky. Yet it remains rather (good looking and) elegant. Kerning has to be done (check details of this in the font description on Aenvidere AGardin)This is a clone of Aenvidere Stilo
Upgraded version of Aenvidere (which is the original 'normal weight' version) made for one of my grandsons. The glyphs in this version have lines of different thicknesses which seems to make them and any text more interesting to look at, yet it continues to be elegant.
Numerals are taller than other glyphs, I wonder if a larger letter space might 'integrate' them more when used in a line of text?
Kerning has been done where necessary = on very few pairs: T+some LCs and F+some LCs but not yet on T and F with the corresponding diacritics; also done are TJ and LT. The "f" has been moved in the grid, and "f" and "l" have adjusted letter space. I think that the shape of the glyphs (with and without adjusting their positions/letter space) reduces greatly the need for kerning. Having said all that I'll print some text to check and will adjust kerning where necessary ---at a later date.
This is the most advanced version of Aenvidere (due to kerning), the other published versions will be kerned at a later date. I'm showing them nevertheless so that you can compare versions.This is a clone of Aenvidere
Angled bricks based on 1:4 // 4:1, also some ready-to-use combos, some straight and angled lines to match the 1:4//4:1 sized bricks, a few 'decorative' elements (could be used to fill lines or counters, or to create entire glyphs) and stacks.
Designed to show how the combos are made as this might help newcomers to understand the technique and enable them to make those they want -- if they can't find them in the excellent tools and sets some members have created.
I'm hoping that someone can add more related lines, bricks, angles, combos, stacks and then help us by publishing their extended clone.
I'll be offering this modern rectangular serif font to my class mates and friends when I meet them for an important anniversary of receiving our Abitur-Baccalaureat certificates.
There are some symbols and dingbats I want to add to this, after summer, hence no DL yet.
Just in time for the "Olympic August", this font is perfect for all sports enthousiasts specially for(followers of) team sports. The font is great for posters and invitations, too. It is ideal for colouring in. Make a blank t-shirt with round neck line by using "[" plus "]".Unfortunately you won't be able to get to type those 'more Latin' glyphs -like the fractions- that aren't on your keyboard. Unless of course you know how to because I don't!
The painting in the sampler is from Wikimedia: the "Villa Petraia". I'll add more diacritics when I know which language(s) my friends want to see supported.This is a clone
Reduced height "Gameao". I changed the M and W to avoid splitting bricks as that poses problems in small pixel fonts. 4x7 pixels (merci dpla!)
Inspired by a commercial font advertised within the 'gallery' listing: FORE
No prize for guessing correctly what this is about ;))) Hommage à AFT - Cirque :D I know I'm nowhere near as visionary, courageaous and expressive as he is
More than just a little inspired by cookielord's scanlines, mattyou's tripo and by jirinvk's overlay styles that create a complete visual when used together.
I wanted to try some 'deformation' of the perspective used for italic glyphs. It was fun to try, the font looks amusing and the slants are irreverent enough. I know that a word processor could change Raysan into an italic style but a word processed Raysan would be too predictable and without creative spark.
Despite the purposeful changing of lines specially the curved sections which don't follow any "perspective rule" this font looks italic. It has a pleasant rythm in longer headlines etc, and gives eye catching 'splash' text when used with the parent font.
It took quite a while to finish, I constantly fought the wish to make composites and stacks to get the correct shape and directions into the curves.This is a clone of Raysan
I was looking for some "decorative" glyphs to embellish greeting cards' frames; having come across one of my Greek sets I decided to make the whole Greek alphabet rather than stop at the 7 symbols I liked for my project.
This font has been made for my grandson who adores anything 'computer' although he is only a little over 1 year old :) I hope he'll like the 'technical/electronic' look of "his" font :) when he is old enough to use his dad's computer for homework (or writing to me?) ...
Decorated cups on UC (blanks: left-handed cup on L, right-handed cup on R, bowl on O). LC letters are from my "unstraight" font. To make twin-handled UC and LC cups: type left bracket followed by the chosen UC or LC cup. A blank twin-handled cup is on. Numbers are on Japanese style tea bowls :)
I wanted to celebrate my 5 years of FontStructing, so I looked for a special font among my older unpublished ones. I think this one fits the celebration.
The original text explains my inspiration, a 2-colour swirled soup I made for a special occasion:
When I saw the pattern created by gently pouring crême fraîche across the surface of spinach soup I simply HAD to make a font reminiscent of the flowing shapes and lines slowly spreading across the top and thinning out irregularly. This font looks fine with the standard sample text in smallest pixel size. The larger sized text looks more like the floating dissipating cream on the soup's surface :)
In June my class will celebrate an important anniversary of our Abitur-Baccalaureat certificates, and I'll be offering this font to my classmates and friends.
I'll add LatinA to this soon, hence no DL yet.
Inspired by the multitude of Ray's designs and by our shared professional experiences. Hope you'll return soon, P2P :)
I've added the glyphs I needed for a gift tag.
Naturally I share this extension because that's in the spirit of cloned work.
I found adding the numbers and punctuation marks quite difficult: not only the actual shapes of the bricks and composites and how they join but because keeping the visual effects of joining and linking was surprisingly complicated as I wanted everything to match the feel of the parent font as closely as possible.
If anybody else wants to add further glyphs: please make sure you publish your extension as cloneable, and add your name and year of addition to those already mentioned (in the unicode setting: look for Dingbats)This is a clone of Koily Kord
Inspired by a video showing a hairdresser creating a wig for a play........
Many LC glyphs are an alternate to corresponding UC.
I haven't mastered creating good joints between FS bricks and the compos I need to make ""to join"" the two types of brick. Trying to get them to flow into each other produces more or less untidy joining in many places which I find frustrating. Maybe I have to sketch out simpler designs for easy Fontstructing.
Looking at the caron I wonder if the center cross-over brick needs replacing with the one that dips downwards? See the two different bricks in the caron of E and e.This is a clone
This is the bolder version of INGEROL. Made for my uncle ROLF who is celebrating his birthday on the 28th August. I named the font for him and in loving memory of my aunt INGE who I miss very much. Love, Holli and Ninzi.
Designed for those members who want inspiration, it could guide them when they need ideas on which to base a font.
Use this like a font: close your eyes and type a 'word' with at least 7 letters.
If you can touch-type: forget it; you'll need to be quite unstructured in order to get a good variation of letters every time you want inspiration ;) If you want some uncertainty -bad spelling will be very helpful here;)- you could write the 'name' of the minute when you decided to get inspiration for a new font , inUpperCase ... then follow this with one of your names in LowerCase. But for fun and better chance at not getting the same word every time you need inspiration I suggest you just hit different keys and then look at the line of glyphs ;)
Just remember: use UpperCase to write the first part of this word, the LowerCase to write the other part of the word. Look at the [second or] fourth and the [penultimate or] third before last letter of your 'word'.
The UC will give you an 'image'. Your font will transmit the meaning illustrated by this letter (in the widest sense).
The LC gives the type of look your font should have. You now have 2 guides/ideas/starting points which influence the kind of font you make.
Remember that the UC should make you look at concepts, invisible messages and your own experience or lack of 'ken', as well as the visible things in the images I drew.
To express that differently:
Your font design is guided by a main theme (based on the UC) and a way to present it/a style of expression (based on the LC).The font will be influenced a little or a lot by each UC 'image'; you adjust the look of your font according to the "feeling"/a memory/a dream or wish/an experience/lack of familiarity that you have about what that which my playful pixel illustration represents.
The presentation of the font, the style, how the eye slides across to absorb information or spends time to investigate the beauty or quality of every glyph, is determined by the LC. Combine these two aspects from UC and LC, that"s what your font will convey through the shapes of th glyphs.
In my 'comment' below I give you a few ideas of what could be linked to each of the UC letters; it's up to your areas of study, experience, interest, and the time you want to use for designing and building your fonts, which -if any- of the proposed words and concepts I mention will be the one(s) you want to combine with the type of presentation you found in the LC letter.
Choose a good name for your font, it's probably a good idea to have a name that isn't the keyword I gave in the UC list -- I can imagine that those key words have long been taken by font designers for their fonts.
Note: the "INSPIRED FONT" is still in development; when I have more illustrations for objects, situations, feelings etc or styles of presentation (I am open to suggestions!) I will try to find a suitable design to add to the glyphs as there are still a few empty slots in the Basic Latin set ;)
..:*:.. Have fun ..:*:..