Based on Aeolingia Decora this version has the basic Latin UC, Cyrillic UC, numbers plus essential symbols and some diacritics for decoration.
Use it for splash text or logos, it can't be used for long text nor for headlines as it is rather abstract.
The modern Rouble symbol is on the LC "er" = pThis is a clone of Aeolingia Decora
Just to show that I have finished the UC as mentioned in the 'Biscuit de l'Ouest' description. The UC are on biscuits.
Diacritics of more Latin are done as well as a few more symbols and punctuation. A crumb-free "+" is on the "%", a biscuit with surface dips is on the "(" and one with a flat surface is on the ")". The square brackets, when used without a space or letters, will make into a narrower biscuit, and are also used like round brackets.
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.
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!
A collection of circles (and ovals), inspired by the circles I saw in p2pnut's composites tool ... several of these circles I found ready-made in other fonts (I apologise,I didn't note down the designer's name so I can't give credits --- I'll try to backtrack though as I don't blindly copy things and hand out as my own work. Most of these circles I made with the bricks available in the fontstructor, for some I made the composites, some I assembled using shapes and composites made by others.
Thank you to everybody who enabled cloneability of their fonts so that I could see in detail how you made those tricky/exciting curves (to either recreate them and the composites under my own steam or to import into this tool kit).
This is a work in progress as I discover more curves made by members; with the new FontStructor we all will have more circular excitement coming...
A while ago I designed the Circe family; it is quite elegant and fine. This new version, based on Circe1, has thicker lines without being bold. This meant changing a few letter shapes and lines. While it can be used with the others I would discourage mixing the normal weight versions with this one due to the structural changes to many letters.This is a clone
I was not surprised to hear that UK voters have chosen to leave the EU.
I made this font to show this dramatic, party politically based, end to the life so many Europeans have known for about 40 years ...
As part of my "First of month ..." series here is an outline font for July, ready to fill with juicy summer fruit and (ice) cream :)
Alternative letters with diacritics (free floating instead of attached, easier to read but less fun to look at;) ) are on the LC for French and German texts. An alternative 'S' which doesn't quite follow the construction rules but might be of interest, is on the LC 's'.
Chunky UC design with a hint of Art Deco. It can be used with the other Changle designs for more visual impact. The LC letters have the thick vertical line on the right.This is a clone of Changle N
Chunky decorative basic set of useful glyphs. It has the same width as the other Changle fonts so it can be used with them for more visual impact. Changle consists of UC letters only, on the LC position are the UC with the thick vertical on the right.
Tall and chunky decorative set of useful glyphs ... All letters are UC with the LC set having the thick vertical on the right. Has the same width as Changle N and Changle L so it can be used to increase visual impact of a text written with Changle.This is a clone of Changle N
I love the traditional French biscuits made on the French west coast where Loire meets Atlantic.
The biscuits are thin, crunchy, light, not too large, not very sweet, melt on the tongue, and biscuits very like the original can be made/baked quite easily.
The traditional version has a limited range of letters, enough to write the name of town, manufacturer and product. I've been unsuccessful in finding an image of the font which contributed just a few letters to decorate these biscuits.
I spent some time looking at other type of the Victorian/Art Nouveau era until I had collected enough information to help me design the missing letters. I added the French diacritics, naturally. I think my additions look successful and the whole font looks quite Art Neauveau and in the style used originally.
The square brackets [ and ] make a biscuit shape when used 'blank'.
Bon appetit, enjoy your "Biscuit de l'Ouest".This is a clone of Petit Biscuit
A decorative font to celebrate my birthday month :) Inspired by Art Deco elements I saw on a shop window and one of my early designercizes which thankfully I had kept private ;) because it was too muddle-messy to show.
I think that this version looks good enough to offer as my June freebee :D
Further diacritics will follow after summer.
Artsy kind of font. The name comes from: 1 thick line, 2 thin ones, another thick one, and letters are all lower case. Offering it for a week or so, to get feedback ;) before I make it private again (as I want to try adding Czech, Polish and Hebrew to this). There were a few challenges regarding heights but I think the balance is fine now and the glyphs still legible.
This design was inspired distantly by medieval manuscripts where the first letter of a paragraph (or a page) is much larger than the LC.
For names or first words in a sentence: type the UC then follow directly with the first of the desired LC; all following LC in that word, or indeed in any other usual LC word, will require 1x 'space' between each letter for legibility. Some combinations of UC-LC might look better if a 'space' is used after the UC, which of course eliminates the overlap I intended but will help visually.
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.
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.
For April Fool's day I propose a font that requires some "fooling around". I hope that your brain will get your fingers working correctly ;) Beware of the punctuation. Have fun puzzling this out to write correct letters (yesyes it is possible)
I started with the "Q" and worked from there. The "Q" has been kept with the more 'delicate' stroke thickness at base and apex (these thinner strokes also noticeable on the A, V, X, Y). I think the "Q" has qualities that could be transferred to a completely new font.
This is the first font of a "set" which I'll publish on or just before the 1st day of every month, for a year.
This design started out with a blocky look on thick bases to create a kind of joined-up look.
But a glitch on 2 glyphs gave the gap, which I liked upon reflection and recreated on all glyphs. I adjusted spacing and some drops below the baseline.
It is cloneable because I'm sure that my fellow Fontstructors can add great glyphs to make it more useful. The font could do with more symbols, punctuation and some basic diacritics ;)
Happy cloning ... please show us your additions! This octagonal design needs some more punctuation and a few necessary symbols to be 'useful' on posters, folder spines, clothing etc. Courageous folk will add diacritics.
This collection of joyful hearts ;) is my 3rd entry for the LOVE competition 2016.
This decorative font consists of the UC and LC in bL, some in mL and exL1, plus a few punctuation marks.
Yes, there are 2 different heart types in here :)
An attraction might be those few special heart glyphs arranged on some of the punctuation (etc) spaces: great to embellish your messages. Or use them to decorate gift tags, stickers, jam jar labels, book marks. Or (using special papers) use the font and/or hearts on iron-on designs for t-shirts, hankies, place mats etc. You could even print your own gift wrap for that special person, printing on continuous paper for large presents ;)
My 'serious' entry for the LoveComp 2016. The dents and hollows in the lines are intentional, the unevennes is an illustration. Love is not a "simple straight-edged neatly tidied" feeling nor a life-long dream-manufactured perfect experience. Every Love has those swirling and rambling sensations and discoveries as well as some uneven blinks-of-an-eye like those dents and bumps in this font, when things and feelings are more like each person involved: complexity needing learning and understanding, uncertainty requiring thoughtfulness and cooperation to smooth things out. Over the years of learning about each other we discover that those uneven areas are part of Nature's magick called Love. We discover that there is only one person like this unique one we love because of what and how they are .........
Clauses bring bags of goodies to you. On LC you find numbers for an advent calendar. The UC Clauses give UC letters. Clauses on numerals look into a different direction and offer numbers 0-9. There are also exclamation and question marks, an opened and closed empty bag, and 5 decorated ones.
Enjoy ... Happy Celebrations to you!