Published: 25th October, 2015
Last edited: 26th November, 2015
Created: 21st October, 2015
My theme for this project was "squishy". Having analysed words relating to "Squishy", I looked at sea creatures for my idea with octopuses and jellyfish in mind. This prompted me to create a font which had tentacles. It's a very decorative font that could be used in a variety of places. I feel that the font could easily work in an aquarium exhibit or for fish related products. It could also be used in various other examples such as children's activity books, signage and logos in stores and books looking at fish/aquatic studies in general.
Around the time I made this font, I was under the impression that the internet is too full of people who misuse and overuse memes that weren't funny to begin with. See, I didn't have YouTube or any mainstream social media site back then; rather, I grew up on Scratch and mostly Flipnote Hatena, whose main populace consists of younger creators (or "jellyfish," as I referred to them, for going with the flow), so that kind of explains. However, FontStruct was different. I was never bombarded with trash memes the whole time I was on this site! To "celebrate," I spontaneously built this little fontstruction on a whim. It must not have hit me that that was because FontStruct isn't 50% made of 12-year-olds, or isn't built to make animations, or isn't requiring a handheld game console to create content for. I originally uploaded the font with this cringy description (warning, may not be factually accurate):
"People on the internet often think alike. Which sucks, b/c you don't often get to see creative stuff. A good example is scratch.mit.edu. It's a great website where you make games, animations, art, and other cool stuff. Then you can share these projects with people of all ages around the world. I encourage you to try it! However, Scratch is currently being trashed w/ uncreative humor animations that are all about 3 to 20 seconds, and they mostly use random glitchy humor, which takes no time to create. However, the community @ FS here don't act like such jellyfish; they don't go with the flow like other social sites. To celebrate, I have fontstructed this nice little font here! :)"
Uuugh, where did I get these opinions from??
Tpying "#" produces a heart and "%" gives you a smiley face. If anyone can think of a better name for this font, I'd love to know in the comments.