This font is designed to look alike Soviet typewriter font. A similar font was used by early-90's Russian-developed word processor, 'Lexicon' by Eugene Veselov.
A font i have been working on for a while, but with some characters removed, because it seemed like it was not going to be finished in a while. I just wanted to publish this firstThis is a clone
STF_EIN BERLINER - Condensed geometric sans-serif typeface.
Inspired by the lettering seen on a variety of different Dutch and German street signs.
The simple and clean geometric letterforms provide this typeface with a strong legibility in both display & body style text.
(grid size 3,5 × 7 at 2x2 brick size filter)
STF_DERBY - Condensed Geometric Neo-Grotesk sans.
The idea was to make a typeface design that would suit small point size body style typography.
■ Multilingual support (94 languages)
■ Partial kerning WIP (8694 Pairs and counting)
The fontstruction is a Faux Bezier style approach, to allow the most freedom in shaping the different letterforms and curves.
Font sample is best viewed at 2x pixel size or above for a sharp result.
I hope you like it!
In develiping...This is a clone
DIDUDE (Condensed) ― Contemporary Neo-classical "Didone" style serif
The idea revolved around the basic concept for 'Didone'-style typefaces.
A genre characterized by modern unornamented standard letterforms, which was very popular for general-purpose printing during the 19th century. DIDUDE is by no means an attempt to embarge on a quest trying to deliver a conceptual overhaul of this genre. Its main goal was to achieve greater simplicity, without sacrificing that traditional neo-classical personality. Instead of leaning towards the typically more 'Humanist'-influenced style with distinct stroke modulations and proportional forms, geometry and symmetry were introduced to design this more simplified take on the traditional historical style. It has been crafted with a structural logic of its own.
"Less human, more geometry.."A fusion of geometry and neo-classical elements that blends the past with the present.
Main distinctive features for DIDUDE (Condensed) are:
Tall and narrow letterforms with short unbracketed serifs, vertical orientation of weight axes with a strong contrast between thick and thin strokes, slightly squarish-shaped round characters and its emphasized business-like nature. So the majority of important characteristics that distinguish the neo-classical style have been incorporated.
Certain features that were implemented into DIDUDE's design are somewhat setting it apart from most other, more traditional typefaces in this genre, and most notable is the more relaxed contrast ratio that was choosen for this particular project.
Further personalizing touches were made to stroke endings and curve geometry, providing slight 'calligraphy'-inspired decorative variation with occasional spurs, breaks, curved finials and plain monolinear terminals.
Topping it all off with an ever so gentle height deviation that sparks a subtle rhythm to any line of text. Last but not least, most of the optical clunkiness was addressed and either corrected or compensated.
There is a large character set that includes a little bit of everything:
Basic latin character set, latin-1 supplement set, stylistic ligatures and glyph alternatives, punctuation marks, lining and non-lining text figures, roman numerals, (Partial) Greek and Cyrillic, also numerous non-lingual technical, mathematical and decorative stuff was included.
Only partially kerning for now and this remains a WIP.
Nonetheless, I hope y'all like it so far..
Here is a link to the other font style in this typeface family:
STF DIDUDE (Regular)
An angular font with built-in ligatures for <f> and <j>. More punctuation and international support (hopefully) coming soon.
VON NEUHAUS — Geometric “Bauhaus”-inspired style
This is the latest evolution of a “Bauhaus”-inspired constructivist style typeface design that originally started 5 years, or two font versions back.
To me personally this is a long awaited triumph, that has finally materialized after years worth of been haunted by this idea, and the crazy speculations about this ghost that would never be...
Well, that was untill now... So at last, I can now finally proudly present to you this latest of arrivals to come from this unforeseen series of typeface progressions.
This newborn addition is in fact the 3rd phase of this letter concept's evolution, and caused the font project to undergo a series of addaptations that graduatelly increasing the levels of sophistication possible by chaging it's internal structure and behaviour within the FontStruct-editor. This 3rd addaptation unlocks the FontStruct editor's “Expert Mode” full power potential.
Enabling all editor functionallity to provide the most versatile font creation capabilities available within FontStruct.
STF_BLAUHAUS was the font's very first version, created back in early 2019. It's the font's original concept as it innitially was first intended. It essentially started out as a personal study into the design of letters on a small grid. And more importantly, the creation of required composite bricks to do so.
The idea back then was to craft the most complex geometry possible without the use of any “Expert Mode” functionality whatsoever. Now, what this innitially did was still quite novel to me at that time, as this had led to the development of a FontStruction that was solely built from the extensive use of composite bricks. Not just a couple, but a staggering 272 composite bricks in total. Many of which in fact are quite intuitive and required certain amounts of careful thinkering with the maths found in it's geomtry to craft these custom brick compositions.
So as explained above, there was no use of any of FontStruct's “Expert Mode” functions. This meant that the option to nudge, flip or rotate any of the bricks wasn't available. Now this changes everything in respect to building complex fonts, since in order to get all the bits and pieces of a letter such as: crossbars, intersections, curves and corners properly aligned requires, a precisly fitting composite brick to be tailor-made. In terms of the FontStruct limitations, this cause the physical properties of FontStruct's brick composition tool to be fundamental as to how much complexity and refinement can be put into it's letter geometry. In other words this is fundamental as to how well crafted the design is going to look in the end, since there is no option to further manicure shape or form other than from within those bounds of the adjacent 16-brick-array grid squares of a selection for composition.
I've choosen to design the alphabet concept in this “Bauhaus”-inspired geometric style, simply because of the simplicity this style has in terms of its basic pure geometric forms. The final result became this simple and bold looking small grif display type with a “3-bricks” Em-size only.
but it had some crucial compromises that had to be made due to FontStruct's design limitations. Not terrible, but not quite perfect either.
One very important byproduct from this limitations as were described above was a huge collection of very intuitive custom brick compositions that offer seemless alignement and perfect fits, basically an extensive set of custom bricks that work in a very similar fashion as FontStruct's default “Connect” bricks.
Bringing us to the main reason for 2022's version of this font.
STF_BLAUHAUS (Plus) was the font's second version, and most recent state that it sat in for the last year, up till this now. In this 2022 version of the of this font design modification the FontStruct editor's “Expert Mode” functionality was introduced into the design. Hoping to further manicure some of these compromised critical area's in an attempt to see what refinements could be implemented to revise the 2019's original version.
Now that the option to nudge, flip or rotate bricks was available, new more complex geometric shapes suddenly became possible. This sparked an explosion of new characters and additional alternative forms. Although now the FontStruct editor got vastly more versatile and potent, it remained strongly limited by that still present 1:1 brick size filter setting. Nevertheless, this made possible a very substantial update of the older font, and allowed many new shaping capabilities.
STF_VON NEUHAUS is the 3rd and final evolition to have come from my earlier FontStruct endeavours; STF_BLAUHAUS and STF_BLAUHAUS (Plus)
This version basically saw the transition from a font only using 1:1 brick size filter into a font at 2:2 brick size filter settings to unlock all power potential of the FontStruct editor's “Expert Mode” functions.
I could now write another eqyually as long body of text, explaining what's new in this final version or which other improvements were made, or say about it whatever the hell I want, but I figure that the picture becomes even more apparent when simply comparing the 3 fonts from old to new, and see the evolution happening before your eyes.
Start with STF_BLAUHAUS, folowed by STF_BLAUHAUS (Plus), and witness the full glory of "next-level" FontStructing that made possible the last version STF_VON NEUHAUS.
I hope you like it,
CheersThis is a clone of STF_BLAUHAUS (Plus)
Umbriel is a moon of Uranus. It is named after a character in Alexander Pope's poem "Rape of the Lock."This is a clone