fs ought

by thalamic

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This was fun to do.
---Not liking the e and the s so much.
---While doing the sample, I found that even though the inter-character spacing is specifically set to one grid space wide, Photoshop was rendering the spacing differently per character pair. Same in Illustrator. Curious, I opened it in FontLab Studio. Turns out, the characters that have a half-wide brick left of the left edge in FontStruct are another half-brick-width over in the TrueType file. The sample is, therefore, manually kerned back to original.


Comment by thalamic 12th october 2009
Comment by thalamic 12th october 2009
Very unique. I love the s, please don=t change it!
Comment by Magic Sam 12th october 2009
Cool stuff. I love the R, S, and X.
Comment by aphoria 12th october 2009
This is great Thal. Really like it. Very original. The black and white on blue sample shows some dynamic possibilities for working with this typeface. Although the lowercase 't' stands apart just a little, I really like what's going on with it.
Comment by afrojet 12th october 2009
Shukria dost. :-)

@MagicSam: Alrighty.

@afrojet: Ever since your brilliant sessions I've been meaning to do something at a small grid scale, but no idea ever came. Eventually, I put it out of my mind. Then, yesterday, I found myself mesmerized upon seeing typerider's avatar on Focus on FontStructors interview. The lowercase t here started out with me reproducing his logo 't' in FontStruct. Then the design took on a life of its own. When the final construct turned out to be segmented, I thought it was a good candidate for your own coloring technique. Pale in comparison, I know, yet it is meant to be a tribute to you. Glad you liked it. Thanks for inspiring me.
Comment by thalamic 12th october 2009
This is a very unique, fresh design using some bricks in imaginative fashion. It demonstrates the huge untapped potential of the current set of bricks. Magnificent shapes! 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 12th october 2009
That's cool! I love the G, and the others are great, too. Awesome font:)
Comment by starburst 12th october 2009
To get so much flow and feeling from so few bricks is quite outstanding. It's great.

As a relative newbie and rank amateur I hesitate to even make a suggestion. But here goes anyway :)

I'm sure you will have already tried (and discarded) these ideas for the s. The one on the left sort of echos the S.
Comment by p2pnut 12th october 2009
very original man!
Comment by Sergio Berkenbrock (gray.scale) 12th october 2009
I agree with Frodo's comment about demonstrating untapped potential. If Fontstruct were a game, then you've discovered one of the keys that unlocks the door to a whole new room. Thanks for holding the door open, making this FS clone-enabled, and allowing us to walk into the room with you.

Lots of variation and possibility here.
Comment by afrojet 13th october 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “ought” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 13th october 2009
Thanks again, friends.

@Frodo: The smaller you go with the grid, the more the bricks shine. I always admire the fontstructions done using the minimum of bricks. It was one simple attempt at that. Thanks for appreciating it.

@pnut: They do have a life of their own, don't they? Thanks.

@afrojet: I started out with having all my fontstructions clone-enabled. A couple of bad experiences in the beginning with clones of my babies made me change that policy. I am encouraged by the new active fontstructors' personalities, so I am re-revising my MO. And I love your mods that are so simple to do yet completely transform the font into another. You are awesome.

@gf: As are you. Thanks. :-)
Comment by thalamic 13th october 2009
This is why I stopped Share-Alike licenses. Change one brick at least, for font's sake.
Comment by thalamic 14th october 2009
vrolletmail seems to be a serial plagiarist. He might want to explain what he's trying to do... But ought is the genuine, beautiful and only one.
Comment by igorrossi 14th october 2009
Is it possible his default license is set to Share Alike and everything he clones automatically gets that license applied? And he doesn't even realize it?
Comment by aphoria 14th october 2009
I really really love this, so creative and unique and has an almost gothic element to it.
Comment by ngo2graphics 16th october 2009
This is just great! Thanks!
Comment by edster9 17th october 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “fs ought” is now a current Featured FontStruction.
Comment by gferreira_admin 25th november 2009
I'm just a newbee here ... please help couse My font cannot be opened nor installed ... the error message said : no invalid true type or something like that !

Did I missing something ?

Thanks before
Comment by ivansetiadi 17th december 2009

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