Published: 15th September, 2011
Last edited: 15th September, 2011
Created: 8th September, 2011
A dotty raster halftone exercise. This was fun to struct--visual effects occur as you zoom in and out with the viewing slider. Other nice things happen when manipulating brick size with the filter function. To be continued...
Published: 3rd September, 2011
Last edited: 3rd September, 2011
Created: 15th March, 2011
This is a remix of an old Rian Hughes font called "Darkside". I boiled down the geometry, added slightly rounded outer corners--and a whole new set of upper case characters. (Hughes’ font had only lower case).
Published: 26th August, 2011
Last edited: 26th August, 2011
Created: 22nd August, 2011
Youve seen the likes before ("FF HardSoul Ultra" by Donald Beekman or "Loudine" at pintassilgoprints.com). Constructivism with extreme bulk. Ultra-fat retro letter shapes--good to use as "containers" for photos/images…
Published: 22nd July, 2011
Last edited: 22nd July, 2011
Created: 21st July, 2011
A condensed "blackletterish" exercise. Oldstyle with modern FontStructed conformity. Works for short words in big sizes. HEAVILY inspired by the calligraphic fontworks of Bulgarian designers J Jelew and S Simow. One could say it´s more or less a FontStruct adaptation of their fine "Grant Deco", I have no problem with that. I wanted to see the "Grant" glyphs a little less "tall and hansome". ("Estoc" is an old type of long sword, similar to rapier or foil.)
Published: 18th February, 2011
Last edited: 17th February, 2011
Created: 15th February, 2011
A heavy boxlike font. Exaggerated stroke weight and minimum space within the glyphs. An idea seen before ("Loudine" by Pintassilgo Prints, "GF Special 150" by Gigofonts), but I´ve tried to make something rigid-looking yet personal out of it. I kind of like thoose tiny miniature serifs, and haven´t had an opportunity to use them--until now...
Published: 11th February, 2011
Last edited: 11th February, 2011
Created: 4th February, 2011
Based on letters I saw in some fashion magazine many years ago. I found an old note with my hand-drawn sketches of it the other day, and realized it would be perfect for FontStruct. Based on a simple 3x6 grid and very few brick-shapes. Kind of organic and playful letters anyway..
Published: 13th November, 2010
Last edited: 13th November, 2010
Created: 9th November, 2010
A "deconstructed" exercise. I got the idea when I fontstructed in a grid that turned out to be a bit narrow. I could only place two of three horizontal lines where I wanted them, so I decided to see what happened if I simply skipped the third. The result turned out to be quite legible even though many glyphs had gaps where the important baseline should be. I especially liked the lower case letters. The concept is presumably not unique though...
Published: 29th October, 2010
Last edited: 29th October, 2010
Created: 26th October, 2010
Any cred for this font should go to Rian Hughes. It is more or less a carbon copy of his font "Data 90". Saw the font on the web and thought it would be suitable for a very small personal project I had going. Instead of buying a license, I decided to make my own personal replica in Fontstruct...
Published: 27th October, 2010
Last edited: 28th October, 2010
Created: 27th October, 2010
A fat face, in the same school as "MegaSpacer", but this one has more bulk and huge differences between thick and thin. And it comes with upper case characters.
Published: 26th October, 2010
Last edited: 26th October, 2010
Created: 24th October, 2010
Another retro space/data font. It is a remix of "Straker" by Rian Hughes. The Fontstruct brick concept reduces some of the creamy roundness usually associated to these 60s–70s letter shapes, but that doesn´t have to be bad.
Published: 23rd October, 2010
Last edited: 23rd October, 2010
Created: 22nd October, 2010
Inspired by the fantastic "MICR" font set. And the Solaris font design from the nineties by Büro Destruct (ah, those were the days). Old but good ideas brought to Fonstruct. Fun and easy as pie.
Published: 19th October, 2010
Last edited: 19th October, 2010
Created: 13th October, 2010
Tired of Eurostile? Well here is Aerostyle! Inspired by Masayuki Sato & Tsuyoshi Nagae at Maniackers Design.
Published: 17th October, 2010
Last edited: 16th April, 2012
Created: 12th October, 2010
Another typographic bulldozer. Inspired by "Astro" and other excellent fonts by the Japanese designers at Maniackers Design (http://mksd.jp/).
Published: 2nd October, 2010
Last edited: 13th October, 2010
Created: 1st October, 2010
Square meets slab. Inspired by "FF Tsunami" by Donald Beekman. My variant is more stiff and mechanic. Adds some alternative/lower case characters.
Published: 1st October, 2010
Last edited: 17th October, 2010
Created: 25th September, 2010
3×9 grid and rounded corners. A simple and modular concept but it allows surprisingly dynamic letter shapes. The result looks a lot like FF Marten by Martin Wenzel.
Published: 25th September, 2010
Last edited: 24th October, 2010
Created: 15th September, 2010
My remix of "Revolution" by Douglas Carter, 1994. I made it a bit heavier and added upper case characters. It´s a robotic deco style, very square and compressed, but slightly rounded inner corners (visible at large sizes) adds some life to it.
Published: 25th September, 2010
Last edited: 2nd October, 2010
Created: 16th September, 2010
UDATED 10-09-29. A machine head with bulk. In the same spirit as ITC Bolt Bold. Think dumpsters, caterpillars and tanks.
Published: 9th September, 2010
Last edited: 18th April, 2012
Created: 8th September, 2010
My first fonstruction. A variant of the basic 5x7cell digital font. Added some life to it by making all corners rounded. This gives the font a softer, "melted" approach. Plus, it looks better in big sizes...