Hipstra-

vAganzA

 
 
 
 

This one is all about a flashy retro style. I wanted to create something with a bit more ‘bang’. So I set out to make a mixture between blocks and parallel lines.

Because it is an all caps font, I decided to make the lowercase set into a second set of glyphs. They are similar to the caps, but with less blocks in the letters. I included all glyphs from LatPro,
except for two ligatures.

It is pretty niche, and it works best as the centerpiece of a poster or as a foreground in front of photos. Due to it’s complex shapes, it’s a little difficult to pair up with too many other elements and fonts, but it’s certainly an eye catcher!
In very small it creates moiré, but also if seen from afar,
the parallel lines create a sort of illusion of partial transparency.

 

CyberGothic

 
 
 
 
 

An aggressive typeface, through the harsh rhythm of heavy lines and thin serifs,
plus narrow letterspacing.

This font has been made by writing with a 3mm calligraphy pen tip, trying to imitate a gothic style of writing out letters, but tilted all the way horizontally, instead of the normal 45° angle. By that rule alone, many decorative and intricate elements of the typeface had to be reduced to increase legibility.
Then, the resulting letters were further geometrized in the vectorization process.
A very stern, square-angled typeface is the result.

The serifs are mostly rounded, except for rectangular, decorative hairline serifs here and there.

In spite of its heavy and unforgiving aspect, it fits to many styles and looks.
It is a headline font, it draws a lot of attention to itself through its dissonant, if geometric, presence.

Ud thin

 
 
 
 
 

A thin, sans serif with a few ‘inconsistencies’ in the difference between the stems and x-height, for the purpose of making it a bit more informal. The concept is, to portray a rounded, friendly looking, simple font, and then create a visual effect to suggest it has been written with too much ink. All the places where two lines should cross and ought to create a sharp corner, this font is rounded off,
to give it that bleed effect.

Some of the descenders and shapes have a bubble serif ‘symptom’, to suggest, the excess ink has started dripping downwards.

The font is easy to read in both very small text size, and just as useful in big. But of course, for the smaller versions, the rounded corners and “dripping” serifs are not as noticeable.

Darkwoman

A handwritten font with a plethora of ligatures. This is the handwriting of my favorite teacher in university. It's how I even got to the idea of making a set of handwritten fonts for my intermediate exam. It took more time to work on the whole ligatures than the main letters. It had very good success, as I expected as soon as I saw my teacher's notes. This font even starred as the handwriting of the protagonist in the game "Blues and Bullets"

tudy1311

 
 

This one is my own handwriting. A bit messy and rough around the edges, but all in all, I think it holds up alright for a good scribble. This is the first font I experimented with ligatures. I made a weight called "untidy" and turned every double letter into a ligature, so it looks more natural.

Thi

The Handwriting of one of my best friends, clean, crisp, if naïve look. It's my first handwriting based font.
I fancied a nice, nerdy and orderly look, to have a simple starting point for scanning in and vectorizing the glyphs in Adobe Illustrator. Since it was still very early on, the clarity was already written in by my diligent colleague.
That was exactly the help I needed. This way, I had some of the work cut out for me.

DacIan

Donarium

 
 

A font with a Romanian historical background: Based on a Dacian vestige that dates back in the 4th century. The shape of the text is partially copied off the donarium and partially deduced from the shapes of the letters that do appear on the item. The original object is made of bronze. The font imitates the simple but very original shapes of the roman writing, adapted to the Dacian metallurgy.

Contact

Wanna get in touch to talk shop or exchange notes and ideas? Have questions on the fonts or on type design? Write to me, I am looking to build a network of type designers and type design enthusiasts.

 

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