STF_TEFlonALuminium

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TEFlonALuminium — A contemporary geometric sans-serif

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Inspired by the brand logo for French kitchen and home appliances company 'Tefal'.

The font is an extrapolation from the five letters that make up the original logo. I have made some small changes to certain characters to make them more suitable for a full font and body copy text format.

I hope you like it..

Cheers

49 Comments

Comment by Sed4tives Tue, 2nd january
Comment by Sed4tives Tue, 2nd january

omg it's the tefal font! i've seen that logo a thousand times and wondered if there was a tefal font. tysm sed4tives

Comment by Ptles Tue, 2nd january

I like it a lot. Now I have to learn how you managed the T to overlap with lovercase glyphs.

Comment by Peter (Petruuccio) Tue, 2nd january

Dear @Sed4: You've done it again. Looking at your work, how easy you make it look to build a good font! How envious you make me! But I can't forget at the same time the many hours that you must have spent in front of the computer to get these letters to turn out like this. Well done! (Btw, what about the rest of the diacritics?)...

@Peter (Petruuccio): Just kern the T with all the lowercase glyphs that need it.

Comment by elmoyenique Tue, 2nd january

Clean work, neatly build around the existing letters.

Comment by four Tue, 2nd january

@Pedro: I know right, even to me it's a household name that dates back all the way to my childhood. I've done a earlier attempt at extrapolating a full font from the Tefal logo back in 2018, but it left a lot to desire.

@Peter (Petruuccio): Thank you for the kind words. Like Elmoyenique already said, use kerning to place lowercase letters underneath the crossbar of capital letter T and other letters that have overhang.

@Elmoyenique: You make me blush compa. BTW I have now completed the accented Latin letters.

@four: Thanks

Comment by Sed4tives Tue, 2nd january
Comment by Sed4tives Tue, 2nd january
Comment by Sed4tives Wed, 3rd january
Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 4th january

—  ] RECENT UPDATES

• Refined many glyphs
• Started to expand the alphabet letters to a different style proportion to experiment with additional style variations
• Added more symbols & punctuation marks
• Created ligatures
• Lining Figures (default) & Old Style figures
• Added more kerning

—  ] CIRCUMSTANTIAL DEVELOP INTERCEPT
Some additional new contents that is currently present in the font's Private Use Area is only in there temporarily. These are soon to be re-located to another project and removed from this font. Which I will better explain in a bit..

The thing is, development of the new differently proportioned style instance for the alphabet set resulted in the accumulation of some curve geometry templates that have no functional relation to the font itself. They are the by-product from the search for new solitions that could possibly work for this font, and are the remnants that didn't end up making it into the actual design.

Nonetheless they are still useful new curve assemblies, worthy of preserving.

TheY remain in here troughout the remainder of the develop process, after which they will be relocated into my shared personal FS-Tool set. Ready for one of our future Fontstruct endeavours perhaps, who knows...

—  Some of these new tailor-made custom curvature sizes include:
1 × 2
2 × 2
1.75 × 3
2 × 3
2 × 3.5

—  Brick Size filter:
None

—  Grid Size filter:
0.94 / 1

More to come, stay tuned...

Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 4th january

Fixed/removed the forgotten × symbol in the no-break space slot

Comment by Sed4tives Wed, 17th january

New updates:
• Removed unused shapes and glyphs
• Added more kerning

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 19th january
Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 19th january
Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 19th january
Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 19th january

I'm very surprised with how well the body copy rendering turns out for the letter concept. Especially when considering the fact that the logo was never intended to become a full (A-Z) alphabet set.

Comment by Sed4tives Fri, 19th january

Does this use 1x1 filters, or are they 2x2 filters in disguise?

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) Sat, 20th january

@BWM: No brick size filters used, only filter is (0.94) for the horizontal grid scale. Why?

Comment by Sed4tives Sat, 20th january

@BWM: BTW, those tailor-made custom curvatures that I was talking about in one of my above comments are no longer included in this font. They are stored in another Fontstruct-project that I use sort of as a preset storage filled with pre-build and ready-to-use custom shapes and forms. My initial idea was to include them into one of my other but fairly similar shared Fontstructions called “STF_CURVE  TOOL (Small Grid)” like I mentioned above. But I didn't keep in consideration the fact that they both have different internal filter structures. This one having a 1:1 Brick Size, and the CURVE  TOOL having a 2:2 Brick Size filter.
Meaning that the two projects doesn't share real-time copy / paste compatibility.

So I either have to completely rebuild its geometry from the ground up using a different math algorithm. But luckily there isn't going to be any complex math's involved with converting the aspect ratio from 1:1 into a 2:2 structure.
And the other solution is to start sort-of like a ‘sibling’ project for my original CURVE  TOOL that utilizes 1:1 structure and name it “STF_1:1 CURVE  TOOL (Small Grid)” and rename the original to “STF_2:2 CURVE TOOL (Small Grid)”

I have numerous projects that contain customized non-core geometry at 1:1 Brick Size filter from which I can dissect various letters, and salvage them for part 'n pieces that I can than use to build another CURVE  TOOL.

But I can't remember to have ever build any 1:1 projects that had those large grid shift overlaps.
The ones that developing this font brought forward are pretty unconventional if you ask me. And merely stumbled upon by complete total accident. Now that I think about it I don't recall having build anything far more advanced than 1×2 and probably a 2×2 grid shift overlap while working in 1:1 filter structure mode.

But overlaps in the vicinity of 3 or 3.5 grid unit shifts I actually didn't even considered possible within the 1:1-constraints prior of crafting these. I did try to build even beyond that 3.5 grid units to see If I could get the extend of the overlap to shift even as far as 4 grid units. but I wasn't able to stretch it that far sadly. To be able of pulling that off smooth and seamless I required an additional extra 4 parts of nudging that I just simply wasn't able of acquiring in any form or brick configuration.

Some of the new 1:1 grid shift overlaps are:
1.75×3
2×3
2×3.5

Comment by Sed4tives Sat, 20th january

I wonder how letters like the V and W went from diagonal to curved

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) Sat, 20th january

Congrats! This is becoming a very powerful font...

Comment by elmoyenique Sat, 20th january

@BWM: That was actually pretty straight forward for this font. No off-grid nudged/rotated or overlapping bricks to patch gaps or smoothen the contours. I just calculated the slopes to seamlessly align with the radius of a quarter circle brick that was modified to have that squeezed more eliptical shape.

Comment by Sed4tives Sat, 20th january
Comment by Sed4tives Sat, 20th january

Cyrillic letters please

Comment by Иван Морозов (vania 5617sonfan) Sat, 27th january

@Sed4tives - Incoming rant from Sed4tives in 3... 2... 1...  ;^)

Comment by Goatmeal Thu, 1st february

@Goatmeal: Nah, having a meltdown once a week is bad enough.. Even though I'm pretty well aware its pretty much a waste of energy, I can't keep myself from opening thee valve and going haywire once in a while. lol

I guess I'm that occasional 40 year old p*ssed-off teen..  ;-)

Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 1st february

@Sed4tives - It does take a lot out of us old folks...  ;^)

Comment by Goatmeal Thu, 1st february
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “STF_TEFlonALuminium” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Thu, 1st february

Congratulations. It is one of my favorite fonts on here. But I do not understand this: "No off-grid nudged/rotated or overlapping bricks to patch gaps or smoothen the contours. I just calculated the slopes to seamlessly align with the radius of a quarter circle brick that was modified to have that squeezed more eliptical shape." Is it something bad to nuge and overlap bricks? I mean some slopes cant be mated with circular bricks without visible "corner". No matter how you squeeze the half or quarter circle, it can be perfectly tangentially attached only to horizontal or vertical lines anyway. 

Comment by Peter (Petruuccio) Thu, 1st february

Ok, I see where u come from, and ur actually right. Allow me to correct myself: what I mean by perfectly align was 99% perfect. Whwn you zoom in far enough of course there is going to be a small bump. But at this angle that is more or less obselete..

Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 1st february

@RobMeek: Thank you so much for the special mention boss! 😎

Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 1st february

Congrats on this well deserved TP, compa!

Comment by elmoyenique Thu, 1st february

so, i guess if i wanted more glyphs like, cyrillic, arabic, thaana, greek, hebrew and coptic sets added

Comment by SUMMER701 Wed, 7th february
Comment by SUMMER701 Wed, 7th february

@SUMMER701: Than what? I'm not planning on adding them.

Comment by Sed4tives Wed, 7th february

oh

Comment by SUMMER701 Wed, 7th february

Sorry 😉

Comment by Sed4tives Wed, 7th february

@SUMMER701, @Иван Морозов: If you want Cyrillic, look it up in my Asphalt C clone font. You can clone it yourself and add or change what you want.

@Sed4tives: I hope you don't mind this kind of "advertising"

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) Thu, 8th february

@Dimitry: Totally not. Besides that, you're not the type of person that is just around for advertising themselves 😉

Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 8th february

i don't advertise much

Comment by SUMMER701 Thu, 8th february

Don't worry I wasnt accusing anyone 😉

Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 8th february

it feels like one problem in here, but the tefal logo font does need fixing... i think

Comment by SUMMER701 Mon, 12th february

i really liked this font now 10/10

Comment by SUMMER701 Mon, 12th february

Its an 'inspired' by rather than accurate reinterpreted work. Feel free to make your own more accurate reinterpretation of the original 😉

Comment by Sed4tives Mon, 12th february

Read the description next time!

Comment by Sed4tives Mon, 12th february

@Sed4tives - "Read the description" ?  That's asking a bit much, don't you think ?...  ;^)

Comment by Goatmeal Mon, 12th february

🤣

Comment by elmoyenique Mon, 12th february

Almost 10 votes!

Comment by tad1747324 Sat, 23rd march

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