Found the original while looking for "dotty" fonts to see what's been done = what to avoid in a future font I'm sketching out at the moment. Liked this design with gently curving glyph lines based on perspective, thought it might benefit from applying some of the new features Meek introduced since the original version was made 8 years ago, ended up doubling the glyph count . . . .
I smoothed the circle, worked into existing glyphs where I thought 'necessary' (nudges, (re)moved some dots in glyphs, added dots to reduce gaps I found larger than desirable when comparing with the nudged lines), added LC without the circles, added a few new glyphs
Comparing parent and clone: the clearly visible changes are the circle and LC. And that I may have broken the 5x7 rule in some glyphs.This is a clone of Spheretta-5,7
I wanted to create a font with big circles and arcs that ascended and descended, and what became of that experiment was this Art Deco font.
The at sign and registered trademark symbol were inspired by Roadway's unique at sign.
Collection of linear-interpolated circle attempts, or simply faux-Bezier circles and other curvature related materials.
This toolset basically is collection of pre-made fake circles and curves in numerous different sizes to make ones workflow easier. It could also simply serve as a educative tool that demonstrates the basic FontStruct technique used for making fake curves and circles.
Initially I intended this to be much more complete, but it is simply too much work, and would take forever to get published at once.
Please don't expect this to be perfect, a lot gets fairly close to the "real-deal".
But keep in mind that they remain raw approximations of their true Bezier counterparts. I will try to improve whatever is needed as time progresses, as well as most likely add more stuff.
--- No filters were used ---
I hope you like it so far,
Feel free to copy, re-use, improve or even destroy!
Very distantly inspired by "MS Micro~Ish" by Isaiah Garcia which was extended and published by Dmitriy Sychiov as "Microish C".
Some alternates of UC glyphs are on their corresponding LC. No numbers yet, they'll be done later.
When Your Plot Requires Cryptic, Secret, Code...
When Your Project Requires Concrete, Mysterious, Branding...
When You Dream Beyond Cliche Typography...
When Your Client Prefers Freehand Feel...
When Your Business Hints Exclusive Niche...
When Your Story Foreshadows Unique Supernatural Identity...
When Your Ad Begs Whimiscal Legibiblity...
This started as an alien sci-fi font, but early in its development I realized it looked a lot like "pohang station". So I ended up shelving my own ideas to create this demake.
Another 2x2 doodle. :^)
Pixelated demake of Nirvanite Fossil. It introduces more size variation than its predecessors, and proves even harder to read. The size variation was necessary to prevent these sprites from being too large and to make them more unique from the glyphs in Nirvanite Fossil.
Original size: 25pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Alternate take on Nirvanite, this time with bullseyes rather than solid circles as the large segments.
This one is a lot more organic than its predecessor, but also a lot more confusing. Looks like clusters of alien tadpole eggs to me!This is a clone of Nirvanite
Experimental mosaic... or maybe a new mineral species?
This one started as a doodle. I began placing circles to see what kinds of complex shapes I could make, and this was the result.
It achieves a new visual effect at almost every size up to the original. Also try slowly moving the zoom slider for some interesting animations!
This font is now nearly 1MB in size! I guess it has to do with the intrinsic complexity of circles.
A written court language used by Ashrians on Bysonce Island, Planet Ashr in my video game Endless Sea of Stars. This one is used for public court documents, and its brother language Calystiphos Hand is used for private documents and old government records.
These glyphs could be considered a form of shorthand unto themselves, since each court stenographer has its own way of writing these down and its own way of abbreviating or embellishing them. Through knowledge of these glyphs, and their accompanying interpretation, one can surmise all of the important proceedings and notes.
Common methods for stenographers to alter these glyphs involve:
- Adding/removing quadrants
- Crossing out one or more elements in colored ink
- Drawing connecting lines between points within one or more quadrants
- Inscribing shorthand or marginalia within negative spaces
- Marking or coloring within the central circle
- Shading via different means (scribbling, crosshatching, or with colors)
- Rotating a quadrant upon its own axis
It's important to note that stenographers also often write (either in Royal Bysoncian, Sea Bysoncian or Voktlandish) in accompaniment with these symbols. The idea is for each stenographer to come up with a system of encoding that works for it. Eudastiphos Hand could thus be considered an amalgamate, interlingual cipher built from other Ashrian languages.
In terms of communication systems which exist on Earth, this is most readily compared to Nsibidi.
Continuing on the theme of choosing a regular shape and making an alphabet out of it.
Looks best at smaller sizes (<24pt) and with antialiasing/ClearType turned on.
Can this be done better with filters? Probably, but I still have to learn those... :D
Made to print some decorative corners on A4 sheets; this will make a novel Yule gift for someone lucky enough to know me ;)
Of course it could also be used as a code:D
Inspired by wildlife in the garden. A fun slightly crazy design for spring time. There is a bit of variety in the heads, depending on the species of butterfly that will emerge :)) Toukka is Finnish for 'caterpillar'.
Work finished for the moment ...
A collection of circles (and ovals), inspired by the circles I saw in p2pnut's composites tool ... several of these circles I found ready-made in other fonts (I apologise,I didn't note down the designer's name so I can't give credits --- I'll try to backtrack though as I don't blindly copy things and hand out as my own work. Most of these circles I made with the bricks available in the fontstructor, for some I made the composites, some I assembled using shapes and composites made by others.
Thank you to everybody who enabled cloneability of their fonts so that I could see in detail how you made those tricky/exciting curves (to either recreate them and the composites under my own steam or to import into this tool kit).
This is a work in progress as I discover more curves made by members; with the new FontStructor we all will have more circular excitement coming...