Bloac Typeface is an experimental typography study project. The objective of the work was to develop typography that expressed its own identity and was consistent with the formal archetypes of the Latin alphabet. The design guideline chosen was to create the set in uppercase, in the regular style. The display custom font, inspired by building forms, carries the anatomical construction based on geometry, also brings the repetition of the rectangular stem as an identity element. I hope you enjoy that!
My first serious typeface design trial with fontstruct.com
As a first year graphic design student at UWE this is my first attempt at creating a typeface on Fontstruct based around the theme of ‘hope’. Looking at this theme I explored the words; dream, desires and wishing leading me to the classic phrase, ‘when you wish upon a star’ and have therefore, based my typeface on stars. Through research, I looked at the patterns and layouts of star constellations to find that they are only made up of straight lines and circles, which is why I have formed a simple lettering using only these two basic forms, incorporating the concept of star constellations.
Based on the theme of rebirth, ‘Fill in the blanks’ draws inspiration from the Renaissance era. Looking at the original printing press, traditional blackletter and Renaissance calligraphy, ‘Fill in the blanks’ offers a modern twist on some of the oldest typefaces to date. By looking at the brush strokes of blackletter and the serifs used in the printing press typefaces, this font is a combination of these characteristics. By using just these features the human eye can still recognise the letter form, essentially allowing your mind to ‘Fill in the blanks.’
For my chosen theme Community (specifically biological community)
I decided to work with a worm/snake shape. Trying to figure out the final letter shapes during the creative process I got inspired by the snake game I'm sure everyone played on their old Nokia including me.
I observed the snake's movements in the game and created a typeface based on that. I would characterize my typeface as a simple combination of retro and modern at the same time.
Created by Nicole Rybáková as a first-year graphic design student at UWE Bristol Uni.
As a first year Graphic Design student at UWE, I have made my first attempt at a fonstruction, creating a font based around the theme of 'rebirth'. I have researched and explored the Japanese art form: Kintsugi which involves the restoration of broken pottery through connecting the broken parts with liquid gold, creating something new and unique. This art form allows us to embrace the beauty of flaws and imperfection, and through each letter I have attempted to recreate the rough, jagged lines of the broken pottery, and the cracks of 'gold' which bind them together (shown through the white lines). Any comments/advice would be really appreciated.
Working under the theme of 'Rebirth', I have focused my first font on the idea of post-war architecture, or otherwise commonly known as modernist/brutalist architecture. Buildings constructed following the Second World War were built using new technologies of construction. These types of designs were known for their use of modern materials such as concrete and steel as well as their interesting geometrical forms. I was heavily influenced by the architecture featured in Owen Hopkins' book 'Lost Futures' which looks at the disappearing architecture of post-war Britain and how changing external contexts played a role in the subsequent destruction of these buildings.
I created this typeface based on the theme ‘Hope’. While being or becoming blind is extremely hard, there is always light after the dark, even for the people who cannot see. I tried to include every character from the Braille alphabet (white dots) to the original English alphabet (black dots), so it would be learnt and understood easily.
Inspired by the open air experienced by wingmen, more commonly known as pilots. This futuristic typeface was designed to break open at the stems of each character, allowing each letter to feel wide and open.
Albatros is the result of a research on the correlation between genius and mental instability in great artists, philosophers and poets. As in Baudelaire's poetry, it symbolises those who are misunderstood and thus isolated and derided. The albatross is a clumsy bird, but once in the sky and raised over the mass it shows everyone its great wingspan. We are all albatrosses until we are given the opportunity to discover the wings power.
Graphic is a simple font that is best used for big text.
Font inspired by the font of the visual identity of 'College Football' on ESPN.
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I designed this font based on the word 'Thunderous'. My thinking in how the word relates is due to the Norse God Thor. I then started to look in to old Norse culture, this got me interested in runes. So with deeper research in to the Futharks spawned this type.
Inspired by my likings of big cities and neon lights, such locations as Tokyo, Japan and New York City, New York. An easy to read type with flare.
bowl and counter is a typeface created with variety of geometric shapes,
which has a squishy and playful side of personality.
It was inspired by the well-known design Sinaloa Rosemarie Tissi in the 1970s.
I was really captivated by the beauty of adding elements of geometric shapes into basis letters, and I really wanted to recreate in the letter's bowls and counters by presenting them a technical, modern, and a futuristic flair look.
This font was created around the theme of unstable. It was developed from shapes and structures of scaffolding. I began looking at how each part of scaffolding is pivotal in creating a solid structure and if a part was to be removed it would become unstable and collapse. Each letter form is molded from different parts of a scaffolding frame, such as c-clips etc. The outcome was very engineered/mechanical and is probably best used as a display font for businesses.
This typeface form is adapted from a typical Indonesian street food meatballs, a round shape on typeface describes the shape of meatballs, which are round and always served in a bowl of beef broth. The distinctive taste of the meatballs is so enjoyable that it has always been a favorite food of Indonesian society.
This typeface is inspired by a traditional chicken noodle street food store in Indonesia. I want to make this typeface as simple as possible but also appealing in people's eyes. The chicken noodle contain noodle, minced chicken, chicken dumpling and of course some fried crispy pangsit. In each every stroke of the typeface there something sharp at the middle and that's represent the fried pangsit and also the typeface that i made is rather slim and semi elastic that represent the thin and almost chewy noodle.
the typeface was adapted from "nasi pecel" one of traditional food from indonesia. The food consisted of rice and a lot of vegetables. One of the vegetables is bean sprout that taken most of the idea to make this typeface especially the semi script one.
This typeface was inspired by Indonesian food "satay" (sate).
A typeface inspired by Indonesian Food, Sate Madura. Madura is a small island in East Java. They have a lot of traditional things which can not be found in another place. Their famous traditional culture are Sate (some people call it Satay), and their Madura pattern Batik. I decide to combine these contents into one typeface, and here it is!
A strong and bold sans serif typeface. This font is not completed yet, since it was published to be discussed in my class. Please leave your comment of what you think about this font :)
Ps. I'm still new on fontstruct, so please understand if this isn't perfect. Thank you!