Published: 23rd August, 2010
Last edited: 26th February, 2017
Created: 21st June, 2010
Re-fontstructed with composite bricks, finally an uppercase that works with this strange mash-up of a design. Latin-A is a mess of alternates and swashy ideas (for now). I may update them with proper diacritics, a suite of swash caps, and the rest of the characters from the original. Numerals need revising to fit the cap height. Enjoy this beta!This is a clone
Published: 9th March, 2010
Last edited: 18th March, 2010
Created: 9th March, 2010
A chunky stencil font inspired by Communist Russia. Sorta going for the cosmonaut look. Extensive alphabet set with many Latin characters.
Published: 8th October, 2012
Last edited: 3rd November, 2012
Created: 6th October, 2012
A slab-serif stencil. Made on a relatively small grid - hence a couple of spacing issues - but I've never been one for faux curves.
Published: 11th October, 2012
Last edited: 13th October, 2012
Created: 11th October, 2012 Please check the animated sample image.'en chyn' is a kind of Ambigram. You can create chinese like letters in english. You have to rotate through 90 deg to switch between english and chinese-like. Usage:
Group 3 letters together(Ex. Abc).
Use any of these before the group(ie. before typing Abc):
- = : ; < > *
After typing a letter, use any of these characters to add effect:
/ \ ( )
After typing a lowercase letter, use any of these characters to add effect:
Use following characters at the end of the group:
~ ^ -
Use following characters for interconnecting characters in a group:
- = : ; < > *
In this way anything can be made to look like chinese.
Surprise friends with your encrypted message. Have fun. :)
Published: 31st May, 2010
Last edited: 1st June, 2010
Created: 29th May, 2010
Another stencil font...with obvious influences from Glaser Stencil (because I love it so!). But to be fair, Glaser Stencil was not referenced even once in the making of this fontstruction.
Allow me to wax technical about FontStruct 2.0 for a bit. A lot of my fontstructions have been even thickness all around. However, the evenness have been approximated thus far—not so anymore. First there were the 45° bricks; then came the 26.57°/63.43° bricks. With the 2.0 Make Composite feature, 14.04°/75.96° angles became possible. These two additional angles provide a finer tune of thickness of stems. The preview does not do justice to the font, but I tested the thicknesses of stems in Illustrator—horizontals/verticals/diagonals. Each stem now is as close in thickness to other as possible. This really is an even stroke font[struction]. Other 2.0 features are also used (but may not be obvious at a glance). See that 'o'? That's just one quarter curve created and then rotated three additional times. Very handy. The horizontal and vertical flips were used extensively throughout the creation process. Quarter-ing of angled bricks became necessary when it became evident that the only even thickness of a stroke is possible at x.5 thickness when combined with a curve. This meant that each vertical/horizontal stem is 5.5 bricks thick, which in turn made it necessary to use angled bricks at a quarter scale, which, of course, was made possible with the Make Composite feature. The only place I couldn't get the brick I wanted was in 4 (zoom in to see the slight misshape). It was a joy to work on this fontstruction to get what I really wanted almost every time. Great update, Rob. Cheers!
As long as I am on the soap box: What's up with diaeresis? I understand the reason for their existence, but are they the best possible way to handle various additional sounds? Also, are they even necessary? For example, café in French means a particular thing. But does cafe (without the e with the grave on it) mean something else? If not, wouldn't the French automatically know how to properly pronounce café (with or without acute on the e) the correct way whichever 'e' is used? It helps in the pronunciation for the uninitiated but are languages really designed for the novice? There are 26 letters in the English alphabet but they cover the gamut of up to 44 different sounds (according to some). Improbable as it may seem, it does not stop people to choose the correct pronunciation of letters. Hop has one sound for the 'o' and adding an 'e' at the end does not add the 'e' sound at the end of 'hop' but changes the sound of the middle 'o'. Convention. Sure. What I am trying to get at is that written script functions much better with distinct shapes without the flow-interrupting addition of the diaeresis. So unless there are two words spelled the same with the only difference being the kind of diacritic on the letters, the diacritic are redundant, no? If there is a real need for certain letter+diacritic combo, wouldn't a new shape be better? There are no shortage of additional shapes in the scripts of other languages. Can't do without an 'é'? Replace it with, say, 'ө' from the Greek script...or whatever. It bears repetition: What's up with diaeresis?
Published: 18th May, 2010
Last edited: 18th May, 2010
Created: 18th May, 2010
I'm not really sure how this one came about. It conforms to stencil criteria, but it's not really about that. It also reminds me of pseudo-blurry typefaces, but again that's purely coincidental.
Make of it what you will.