Published: 30th May, 2009
Last edited: 30th June, 2009
Created: 27th May, 2009
A tribute to Josef Albers: inadvertently inspired by saberrider and afrojet.
This font totally happened by accident. Recently, saberrider created steep, which uses a 2.0 x 1.11 filter setting to smoothly blend the quarter-circle bricks into the triangles. After saberrider created his experimental variable scale fontstruction, it lead me to revisit an abandoned work I did from last year that was done in a similar scale. After getting over the initial disgust of looking at the dismal failure, I started tweaking. Then I decided to tweak the letters instead. It became apparent that I could create a stencil type font that also looked like Josef Alber's font. Coincidentally, Saberrider also has a variation with fontstract,
and of course, that Stewf guy has his own family of Leaflets. ;-) Afrojet's sessions came into play in creating some of the letter forms, especially the numerals. The final filter setting became 1.638 x 1.08, which created a nice fusion of the curved and triangular bricks, but was also naturally inclined to necessitate the vertical divide on each glyph. The rest flowed rather easily from there. Here's to more happy accidents. =)
The sample is also a tribute to Alber's color theory, showing the names in identical colors, which, when juxtaposed over contrasting colors tricks the eye into thinking the bottom name is darker than the top.
The following Josef Albers quote can relate to all things creative, like fontstructing, not just color:
"It should be clear by now that our way of studying color does not start with the past - neither with works of the past nor with its theories.
As we begin principally with the material, color itself, and its action and interaction as registered in our minds, we practice first and mainly a study of ourselves.
Thus, we replace looking backward by looking first at ourselves and our surroundings, and replace retrospection with introspection."
- Josef Albers
This is a clone
Published: 8th April, 2020
Last edited: 15th June, 2009
Created: 7th July, 2008
Derived from «Out of Context». Just stripped the Capitals.
Intended to be used mainly in lower case. Based upon a context-free-design-grammar-font (cfdg) I made earlier for «Context Free».This is a clone of Out of Context
Published: 15th April, 2008
Last edited: 18th March, 2009
Created: 15th April, 2008
Inspired by Braggadocio and Futura Black, a typeface based on a 2 by 3 grid (mostly) using only 6 FontStruct elements.
v2 - Updated 18 March 2009 - Changed spacing, added Extended Latin (108 characters extra!). Reviewed and adjusted characters a l ? ! ( ) <>
Note for use: you probably have to set the tracking to a desired amount.
Published: 1st April, 2010
Last edited: 1st April, 2010
Created: 22nd August, 2009
Two years already!?!
Time flies when you're having fun.
Based on the FontStruct Logo that could have been.