BOOTSHAUS — Geometric "Bauhaus"-inspired modernist sans
Bootshaus is another endeavour into the Bauhaus realm of typography.
Focus for this font lies mainly within it's broad choice of glyph alternate forms to select from for stylish texts or logos.
Much of the extra glyph alternative forms are loosely based on the lettering by Sascha Lobe for the Bauhaus-Archiv
Many more glyph alternative forms are planned to be included, stay tuned..
TYPOGRAAF — Geometric modernist display typeface
Typograaf is simple looking modernist style aimed for display use. It doesn't work well in a long line if text nor at smaller sizes. But perfect for large display work, logo's and such. The letterforms have several little nuances and multiple custom crafted curved parts with smooth (near) real Bézier contour quality.
So far only general concept plus some extra's was created, no multilingual suport for now.
Let me know what you think
BUISJES — Geometric outlined sans-serif design
[ INTRODUCTION ]
While at first I was just updating one of my custom brick tool sets with some additional new pre-build custom composite bricks which seemlessly fit and allign with the dimensions of FontStruct's default connection brick set, the font more or less materialized as this happy accident while I was fooling around and constructed several basic letterforms and shapes for testing these composite brick solutions I was making.
Before realizing it I had about half-a-alphabet's worth of random letter doodles. From there on out I simply decided to copy the letters that came from this test run and drop them into a new FontStruct project and just resumed building the remainder of what would later become this rather modernist clean looking geometric outline sans.
Now, keep in mind that working with the constraints of these (largely 'Composite'-like) and somewhat oddball physically natured 'Connection'-bricks is very limited, and can be quite tricky. They simply doesn't allow the same level of design freedom FS's 'Core'-bricks do (E.g. the centre allignement, their thickness and that 30-bricks-only limited palette size for each of the three variations). To acquire some of that more distinctive and specific tailor made geometry usually requires clever brick arrangements that consist from a mixture of both multi-stacked-composites and brick overlaps to patch gaps and smoothen curve contours.
This process can sometimes become very 'trial / error' -based and unpredictable when complexity increases. Distracting at times, as it gets in the way of primary objectives. To constantly having to invent different new solutions that work simply doesn't help creative workflow. Therefor I decided to dive a little deeper into expanding my pre-fabricated'ready-to-use' composite brick palette.
[ ANALYTICS ]
So far I'm very pleased with the final result, especially with how easy this new set of custom brick composites turn out to create new letters. The bricks feel very intuitive to work with, and unlock quick access to greater sophistication and shaping of more complex geometry. Opening up several new possibilities that are impossible to construct solely from the default 'Connection' -brick palette. So having them at my disposal in a pre-fab fashion is certainly gonna help streamline the workflow.
[ THE FONT ]
As far as for the font's aesthetica, there isn't all that much spectacular going on really. The basic geometry provides a rigid solid looking lettering that produces this fairly legible text. The modern yet clean characteristics making it the perfect match for a broad range application.
• Multi-Lingual (105 languages supported)
• Some glyph alternate forms
• Kerning (1922 stored pairs)
The font name refers to its tubular characteristics and comes from the Dutch word Buizen, which literally translate to Tubes in English.
I hope you like it,
CheersThis is a clone
STF GROOTESK Pro ― Contemporary geometric grotesque
A clean and geometric grotesque sans-serif typeface that is equipped with tons of extended professional editorial typographic features,
Multilingual support in 3 script writing systems for 113 languages, glyph alternative forms, stylistic ligatures, accents and punctuation marks, symbols, technical, ordinal, pictographs, additional dingbats.
15164 stored kerning-pair and many other professional features!
[ TECHNICAL ]
■ Metrics(in square grid units)
5.0-Em / 0.5-Stroke
2.0 : 2.0-Brick Size Filter
Overshoots: 2 × 0.0625 Top/Bottom - (uppercase only)
■ [ ADDITIONAL EXTRA IMPORTANT RELEASE NOTES ]
Previously published as a (non-Pro)-version with the same name.
But when that version eventually corrupted, it rendered it useless.
And after several repair attempts the innitial isolated "FS-editor" native
brick corruption eventually was fixed! But from this point onward all theFontStruct-generated-*.TTF-files downloaded from this particular FontStruction delivered a broken TrueType-font file, that upon its installation process resulted in having a error. Leaving me, or anyone for that matter who had downloaded it, unable to get it or its updates installed.
So after unsuccesfull struggling for a while I noticed that the cloned version didn't generate a broken *.TTF-file. So I decided to terminated the original FontStruction and delete it.
■ [ DESIGN INFORMATION ]
The main inspiration came from those early to mid-20th century geometric grotesques, and visual environment of that era.
Although the characters were mostly geometrically constructed, and remain as close as possible to basic geometry, "STF GROOTESK Pro" includes a blend of stylish hints of hand-crafted lettering influences and intentional irregularities in order to tribute those classical geometric designs.
For extra additional emphasis the design tries to take advantage of a rather unusual vertical Uc>Lc proportion, with ascender parts of the 'Lc' characters sitting well bellow the cap-height, making the 'Uc' appear strikingly taller in comparison. Essentially providing the uppercase with a more "Condensed" feel. Some of the other characteristics of the design are it's sturdy and stylish yet clean presence, with little to no contrast, and it comes in bold style only. But to compensate for the lack of extra weight versions there was some serious time invested into additional testing and optimizing the entire typeface. So it is super well mastered and therefor extremely versatile.
That being said..
Looks can be deceptive at quick first glance, and this indeed might appear as being a very basic looking design. Even though this in fact is far from being just that other basic looking display sans, nor your next boring geometric grotesque!
From a FontStructor-perspective point-of-view I recommend to take a more ‘close-up’ view of the design's finer details. This creates a better understanding and greater appreciation for the extreme level of complexity that is present in both form and function.
Zooming-in on some of the letters would reveal the font's subtle, yet nuanced diversity of that 'previously' hidden underlying personal characteristics that usually remain invisible in text format at smaller point size. Now suddenly just its overall care for finer detail and overall quality within every bit of the design, the tons of custom shaping, stroke transitions and additional smoothing will gradually emerge as zoom levels get ever deeper. At its deepest level it will even shed some light on the surgical stuff that mostly works invisibly and without the awareness of its reader.
A display typeface at it's core, still it performs equally great in very small body-print text or web design application, as it does too in larger format for headings, ads or branding.
Thus providing, this very function efficient and reliable work-horse,
a truly genuine "one style fits all" typeface powerhouse.
And there its no question whether this could hand out "a 'one-punch' K.O." of a Headliner, thats obvious. But this unyielding bumpy behemoth just as well takes u for the long run, effortlessly telling you fascinating stories.
Especially well cared for optimized rendering on a computer display device, and deliver simple yet versatile seemless digital typeset material.
■ [ SPECIAL NOTE ]
A big thanks and 50% of the design credits for the lowercase 's' go out to elmoyenique
■ [ "Pro" VERSION EXTRA'S ]
The new "Pro" version update for GROOTESK utilizes several TrueType smart-font features and control characters to map two or more glyphs for combining glyph composition.
MAUHAUS ― Feline inspired type design
[ THE CREATIVE PROCESS ] ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
This font was made because I have a cat. I love my cat, and this delight of a friend obviously loves me back. In addition to all this love, I also love to craft fonts, my cat is not to very fond about this.. So she loves to craft all sort of drama to gain my attention. Wearing me down with her mere persistence. I'm not to very fond about this.. So I slab her in the tiny face and modulate the crap out of her, stressing that nifty lil' stalker-happy pleb untill she gets a stroke. Than I make gashing incisions to all her intersects, making a pet-stencil.
No cats were harmed while making this font, this is just how we roll.
And one might wonder what a apple is doing inside a cat-font?? I know, but dont worry, the cat isn't a vegi...
― Lena say's 'Mauwww..' to all fellow FontStructors
[ FINAL WORDS ] ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
I guess that didn't clarify the ins and outs of this design, thats too bad !!
All I can say is that this is once again another concept following in the footsteps of the 'Bauhaus'-minimalism style and philosophy. Since I was not done yet with this whole raging Bauhaus frenzy..
― Lena hopes that nobody likes this font so far...
TYPE-O-NEG4TIVE ― Avant-Garde reverse-contrast inspired sans
Experimental endeavor into avant-garde, reversed-contrast inspired letterforms.
I will explain the font in more detail bellow in the comment section.