Starfield & Stripes Copyright 2014 - 2019 Doug Peters. Stars & Stripes composite version. Demo of a layered font I am working on, where the starfield is on one layer, the stars are on another layer, stripes on another, a background on yet another, and there is also an outline font and a composite font that I am working on. Each glyph is (of course) the same width as the corresponding glyph in any of the other layers, so that when you duplicate the final edit for a text layer, you simply change the new duplicated layer's font to the chosen layer and then select all and chose your color. This way you can have white stars on navy starfield with red stripes over a white background and a golden outline. The outline font can be placed underneath for a thin shadow outline, or over all the fonts for a thick, bold outline. And of course, you can choose your own color for each font and only use the layered fonts you want to.
This font reflects the design of the characters with the starfield design & stripes design font layers, and can act as a placeholder for the layered fonts (and has also been nudged over to clear a spot for the outline layer). Glyphs are the same width and used the exact same kerning.
149 custom bricks for your perusal! Only custom bricks are in the palette, so you can clone this and easily start drawing right away.
I'll definitely be adding more with time. I love this sort of experimentation!
Another leap toward the elusive subtractive Boolean.
Each character consists of nine bricks arranged in a 3 x 3, filtered and scaled, composite-stack matrix. Insane levels of smooth detail result.
This filtered, subtractive stacking technique extends those first published here.
Enjoy a private clone to grok my unknown approach. The possibilities are endless...
A winning, small-matrix rendition of this super-elliptical monoline sans. If you’d like, please enjoy a private clone to tour the brand-spankin’ new interiors.
I embraced innovation at the expense of imperfection with faux-curve composite stacks. These custom bricks are used to resolve the most glaring proportion issues besetting version 1 (and 2’s) capitals. I risk intermittent aliasing as well as potential inconsistencies in both curvature and stroke contrast. Yet these composite-stack discontinuities (A,C,D,G,J,O,Q,S,U,V) marry unexpectedly well with the extensively used macaroni bricks and remain themselves smooth up to an impressive 72pt.
Manual kerning leaves a lot of room for improvement. The alternates are included mostly for curiosity’s sake. Another work in progress with samples to follow. Feedback is always very appreciated; thanks in advance for it! :)This is a clone
Please enjoy a private clone to see how I dealt with contrast, curves, bracketing, variable letter width and the difficult-to-achieve emboldening of the capitals’ vertical strokes within a minimal fontstruct matrix (and If you like what you see, please download for personal usage and vote kindly! :)
Intaglio’s amazing recent work makes similar strides (see the excellent rounds, for example), offering a solution before me to several of these long-standing impasses of the medium.
More characters to come... :)This is a clone