SDSU Collegiate *FS

by SymbioticDesign

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This font is Copyright 2014 to 2019 Doug Peters
( or https://Dougs.Work/ ) and released as freeware under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License.  You are entitled to use this font however you want, but please credit me for my original work somewhere (website, blog or social media, preferably with a link back to one of my sites). Credit attribution IS greatly appreciated.

This is based on the SDSU (South Dakota State University) logo.

Categories: Famous, Logo Inspired, Collegiate & Sports (Jersey Lettering)
Type: Slab Serif
Weight: Heavy (Near Black),
Web font: Yes, sure.
Commercial use: Any use, yes, please credit me somewhere? Thanks!
Derivatives: OK (please use a different reserved font name).
Redistribution: Encouraged

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Info: Created on 20th March 2014 . Last edited on 16th January 2019.
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Comment by SymbioticDesign 20th March 2014
Creative Commons Freeware Copyright 2014 Doug Peters, Derivatives OK. ;)
Comment by SymbioticDesign 20th March 2014
Oh crap. I mixed-up the Z's. Quick edit...

OK, the Z's are switched even though the samples don't demonstrate it here. I'll wait for any other suggestions before I put up a new example.
Comment by SymbioticDesign 20th March 2014
A good solid design.
Comment by p2pnut 21st March 2014
How to make a "slant" letter :( for example Z :((
Comment by shairaguevarra 21st March 2014

It depends upon how tall and wide your font is. But usually there are two blocks that are used to form an edge. So one block will start at the corner and go to the half way point, making a slow diagonal. The next block will go from the midpoint of the next edge and finish in the corner.

So it usually takes two blocks to make the diagonal.

The best way to see it is to clone, say my font above, and then once you have named it, go in and and take a look at the Z. Move the blocks around so that you can see what is going on by using the select tool to click on or drag selecting a few blocks, then clicking again to grab them and move them.

Once you see the shape of the blocks, you will get it easily.
Comment by SymbioticDesign 21st March 2014
Maybe the following image will assist in the explanation...
Comment by SymbioticDesign 21st March 2014
BTW, Thanks, p2pnut. I was getting ready for work when I saw those responses. Hope I explained it OK for shairaguevarra.
Comment by SymbioticDesign 22nd March 2014

Due to the popularity of this font (according to downloads from my freeware/shareware TTF PC font repository), I've updated it a bit.  Originally, I made a whole new version 2 font, and then an extended version.  But the skinny lowercase caps were always cool for me, so I decided not to delete the font.  Then, I realized that if I was going to keep it out there, it needed a bit more punctuation.  So I added some, in keeping with the V2 theme, but usually trying to be different, so that these characters could be alternates to V2 and vice versa.  On top of that, I tried to show them as if an evolution of each character, even though I was de-evolving them because I did V2 punctuation first.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 6th October 2016


I have a question.  I always used to hide my logo in a font.  I did this in version 2 of this font, but it seems the extra punctuation, bullets, arrows and etcetera character banks are gone.  I used to put it in that 'missing character' character (which is usually a question mark).  I see that the version 2 still has it, but I just don't know where it is in the character bank drop-down, now.  Anyone want to give me a hint?  ;)  

Thanks!  -DP

Comment by SymbioticDesign 6th October 2016

I know why I get frustrated in here.

I go to preview mode and I type the text I want.

I then go back to the editor and go full screen. 

I resize everything just right in full screen mode, figuring to take a screen shot of the character set I just finished and am so damn proud of (whether deservedly so or not).

I see a misspell just at the end of the text I type and start hitting backspace and I am thrown completely out of the editor.

I go back in by hitting the browser back button and I have an old copy of the stupid font I just spent 2 hours or more fixing, and I had been saving my work the whole time.

I keep waiting for a "Newer copy on server" error to reload that, NOTHING.

I go to My Fontstruct and as I do, that error message blinks by...

And as I preview the font it is totally screwed, not even a version I had ever saved, with blocks missing everywhere.

Sometimes I hit that backspace key jkust by accident, too. 


Comment by SymbioticDesign 22nd December 2018

I am so tired of fixing this one.  Something ALWAYS HAPPENS. 


Comment by SymbioticDesign 22nd December 2018

I don't think I will ever touch this one again.  Yet, even though it seems OK, there is an extra solid block in the used blocks that shouldn't be there, so it is reasonable to assume there is still yet something wrong with it.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 4th January 2019

Updated the quotes.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 5th January 2019

Hmmm.... My post indicating it was kerned doesn't show.  Perhaps too long & deleted?

It's been kerned, it looks better and that is why I have hidden a lot of my fonts, I want to kern them.  They look much better after kerning.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 5th January 2019

Tiny Kerning adjustments.

Comment by SymbioticDesign 16th January 2019

Whoops.  This is an older font with a crap description that got overlooked.  Saving it here:

This is based on the SDSU (South Dakota State University) logo.

I'd been wanting to make this font for some time, but always have so many open projects that I never got around to it. Well, finally, I did it. Of course it's very simple, which makes it so easy. All there are here, are capitals and numbers with a period and a hyphen, because it's really only intended for football jerseys and the like. But the lowercase letters serve as an alternate (and usually skinnier) capital letter. If recreating the SDSU logo, though, the user should use the lowercase (skinnier) version of the caps. The font is usually shown in blue and stroked with yellow. The uppercase versions look a little like the Stanford S without the encompassing outline pinstripe just off the letter. But, that's not what I was going for. I corrected the M & W, the E & F & the Q.

NOTE: If you had downloaded any earlier version, please note that in the end I switched the uppercase and lowercase letter sets because it looked funny. Now the uppercase have the wider (broader) capitals, while the lowercase characters has the skinnier versions that make for a better, more accurate, SDSU logo.

March 23rd, 2014:
Just fooling around and added a slash, comma, colon, semi-colon, plus and equals sign.

For any other history, start at the begining of the comments again, and when you get back here, skip this comment.  LOL

Comment by SymbioticDesign 16th January 2019
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