by Sed4tives

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BUISJES — Geometric outlined sans-serif design


While at first I was just updating one of my custom brick tool sets with some additional new pre-build custom composite bricks which seemlessly fit and allign with the dimensions of FontStruct's default connection brick set, the font more or less materialized as this happy accident while I was fooling around and constructed several basic letterforms and shapes for testing these composite brick solutions I was making.

Before realizing it I had about half-a-alphabet's worth of random letter doodles. From there on out I simply decided to copy the letters that came from this test run and drop them into a new FontStruct project and just resumed building the remainder of what would later become this rather modernist clean looking geometric outline sans.

Now, keep in mind that working with the constraints of these (largely 'Composite'-like) and somewhat oddball physically natured 'Connection'-bricks is very limited, and can be quite tricky. They simply doesn't allow the same level of design freedom FS's 'Core'-bricks do (E.g. the centre allignement, their thickness and that 30-bricks-only limited palette size for each of the three variations). To acquire some of that more distinctive and specific tailor made geometry usually requires clever brick arrangements that consist from a mixture of both multi-stacked-composites and brick overlaps to patch gaps and smoothen curve contours.

This process can sometimes become very 'trial / error' -based and unpredictable when complexity increases. Distracting at times, as it gets in the way of primary objectives. To constantly having to invent different new solutions that work simply doesn't help creative workflow. Therefor I decided to dive a little deeper into expanding my pre-fabricated 'ready-to-use' composite brick palette.


So far I'm very pleased with the final result, especially with how easy this new set of custom brick composites turn out to create new letters. The bricks feel very intuitive to work with, and unlock quick access to greater sophistication and shaping of more complex geometry. Opening up several new possibilities that are impossible to construct solely from the default 'Connection' -brick palette. So having them at my disposal in a pre-fab fashion is certainly gonna help streamline the workflow.


As far as for the font's aesthetica, there isn't all that much spectacular going on really. The basic geometry provides a rigid solid looking lettering that produces this fairly legible text. The modern yet clean characteristics making it the perfect match for a broad range application.

 • Multi-Lingual (105 languages supported)
 • Some glyph alternate forms
 • Kerning (1922 stored pairs)

The font name refers to its tubular characteristics and comes from the Dutch word Buizen, which literally translate to Tubes in English.

I hope you like it,



Comment by Sed4tives 27th august 2023
Comment by Sed4tives 27th august 2023
Comment by Sed4tives 27th august 2023
Comment by Sed4tives 27th august 2023

I wonder how STF did the diagonals on the 0 and the Ø

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 27th august 2023

Nice font, pretty and smooth as a clear summer night, compa. My only "but" are the rounded ends of the acute and grave accents. 10/10.

Comment by elmoyenique 27th august 2023

@elmoyenique: Thanks for the appreciatiot compa! And about the round ends, you're absolutely right. I removed all round ends from the font! Also have I included a bunch of new alternative glyphs.


Comment by Sed4tives 29th august 2023

 • Superscripts and Subscripts
 • Ordinal Indicators
 • Oldstyle (Non-Lining) Figures
 • Roman Numerals
 • Fractions
 • Mathematical Operators (partial)
 • Letterlike Symbols (partial)
 • Control Pictures

Comment by Sed4tives 29th august 2023

 • Latin Extended-A
 • Combining Diacritical Marks
 • Alphabetic Presentation Forms (Ligatures)

Language support now includes 92 languages.

Comment by Sed4tives 30th august 2023

— UPDATE  (Now includes support for 105 Latin languages)
 • Latin Extended-B (Partial)
 • International Phonetic Alphabet (Partial)
 • Latin Extended Additional (Partial)

Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023
Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023
Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023

I am still curious how you made the diagonals work the 0 and Ø.

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 31st august 2023

@BWM: I will post a sample image tomorrow when I get back at PC. 😉

Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023

@BWM: Here is the grid diagram, enjoy!

Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023

Such masterful brick work

Comment by thalamic 31st august 2023

@Sed4tives - That's exactly how I thought you created the diangonals...  ;^D

Comment by Goatmeal 31st august 2023

@thalamic: Thanks for those kind words mate!

& Goatmeal: Yeah I can figure, they aren't all that complex. Its often simply a matter of just thinking of it.. Most importent is to know the brick palette and the maths that take place behind composite behaviour.

But even this for me resorts partially on just dumb luck. One day I solve problems in 3 or 4 FontStructions that one day, and the next I find myself struggling for days!

Imagination is the FontStructors best friend..

Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023

@Sed4tives - Actually, I was kidding.  You always make such delightfully complex shapes that I pretended something like the diagonals were actually something rather simple & obvious to all (LOL).  ;^)  Looking foward to more inventive FontStructions from you.

Comment by Goatmeal 31st august 2023

@Goatmeal: Actually I know you were, but then I can go ahead and stretch the joke for another 4 or more comments and we make a very unhappy live feed, or I can just pretend I'm sort of this depressingly non-humorous “Sheldon Cooper”-like character and just reply as if business was usual !! HA HA

“Looking foward to more inventive FontStructions from you.”

— Me too, can't wait... :-P

Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023

@Sed4tives: I'm with masters thalamic and Goatmeal... It is not easy to get those line intersections to be so tight and clean, achieving that result requires a clear vision of the final appearance of the glyph and hours of creating and moving custom bricks until the desired effect is built. Great brick work here (as usual), compañero! 8-D

Comment by elmoyenique 31st august 2023
Comment by Sed4tives 31st august 2023

Funny that the person who was most interrested in how I did those diagonals doesn't even bother to reply!

You're welcome...

Comment by Sed4tives 2nd september 2023

(I meant to reply earlier, but the internet connectivity issue on my computer that I had to fix meant I was not able to)

The way you pulled off the connections in the diagram is amazing, including the bricks om the end curve on the pilcrow.

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 2nd september 2023

@BWM: Sorry for my frusterated rage though, perhaps I was a little quick to judge when I saw your previous comment to "Adjust Tracking If Necessary" in the feed !! 😖

And of course many thanks for the appreciation.

PS: Still working on the solid version for this font (approx. 90% completed), but it turned out to be a lot more difficult that I had anticipated.

Comment by Sed4tives 2nd september 2023
Comment by Sed4tives 2nd september 2023

I wonder if you plan on making refinements to this via FontLab once this design is complete…

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 2nd september 2023

@BWM: I don't know yet actually, maybe I will.. So far it still is 99% accurate berzier approximations. And I don't think there is any cotours jagged or having incorrect allignements.

Only thing I could think of is, when you look at the first diagram image, the bottom left part of the minuscule: ø's slash shows a small incorrect allignement with the enclosed part of the slash, but this has been fixed already...

Comment by Sed4tives 2nd september 2023

Excellent work on those diagonals, that blend in perfectly. And what an extensive set of characters!

Comment by four 2nd september 2023

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