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
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
An old font revisited and revitalised: now it's weird but fun. No diacritics, almost no punctuation nor symbols. Simply because I think this is not exactly useful ;)This is a clone of Romaeo Stand
This font was inspired by crockery decorated with a name which I saw offered in a car boot sale. My font's UC has delicately decorated glyps, visible before food is placed on the plates; LC shows plates after the meal, with food remnants covering/filling parts of glyphs ;)
One of those strange designs that sit in my note pad for ages and suddenly decides to become useful :)
Inspired by a commercial font advertised within the 'gallery' listing: FORE
This is not just another tile set that simply uses a wider variety of brick in each glyph. I added "twists". I wonder how long before someone notices ;)
I needed a dotty looking font to print on cards to be embroidered by a youngster; the present design is based on it with added embellishments and more gyphs. Maybe someone else might find it useful? The different bricks used could indicate a change of stitch style or a different colour.This is a clone of Kerbe2
Inspired by a lace edged table cloth. Good for a word of greeting on a card for Easter (or Ostara, but you're a day late ;) so you best grab it for next year... ) It would be great to use on cards, labels, book bindings, for someone doing needlework, crochet, knitting, tatting, macramé, sewing, stencil work and similar paper or thread based crafts.This is a clone of Kerbe2
Inspired by wildlife in the garden. A fun slightly crazy design for spring time. There is a bit of variety in the heads, depending on the species of butterfly that will emerge :)) Toukka is Finnish for 'caterpillar'.
Work finished for the moment ...
I recently saw a type face with bits missing and thought "Looks interesting, can I do something with this idea?". I used one of my older sans designs but soon discovered that I needed serifs to get logic to the gaps ;) So I started work on a good serif design to use as the base. Here is my interpretation of what I saw, it looks rather different from the one that inspired me.
Decorative font without curves. Despite some fancy 'serif' kind of additions to most letters it different from the usual small fonts.
Feel free to replace those non-corner triangles with squares ;) to get a different look :D
A dark look and a few crows' beaks for dreary November... it belongs to my "1st of" series for 2016.This is a clone
Another font in the "First of the Month" series.
Based on a shape experiment with octagons this design has grown into a 'real' font fit for headlines and messages to suit October and Hallows Eve/Halloween/Samhein. I'll add MoreLatin diacritics if you need them. It would look good on cards for Halloween.
With summer and holidays still on the mind I remember museum visits and art exhibitions I enjoyed ... this Art Deco style font seems a fitting offering :)
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 ..:*:..
A font in the "Compass" group which I started a few years ago and not finished yet. Living in Western Europe I wanted a swingy-light-rounded looking font for "West" on the compass to celebrate the gentle hills and open spaces around my home in France.