ABYSMAL FONT

Posted October 19, 2011 at 22:08 in Graphics, Illustrator, Typography - 1 comment

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AVERAGE FONT MAKES FOR AVERAGE REVIEW

Posted October 15, 2011 at 16:48 in Graphics, Illustrator, Photoshop, Scriptographer, Typography - 3 comments
Regular

Yesterday I so happened to come up with the idea of combining some fonts and with a low opacity find out what the average letter would look like. Granted, this would be a rather tedious task to, by hand; type, align and adjust opacity for each letter so I wrote a quick script in Scriptographer [more…]

UNDER FONTSTRUCTION

Posted October 8, 2011 at 12:41 in Graphics, Inspiration, Typography - Say something

Yesterday I registered an account over at FontStruct. I haven’t had enough time to explore or construct my own font yet as my computer have lost its will to communicate with my keyboard and mouse (both wireless) thus turning itself into a very expensive paperweight.
Fontstruct, on the other hand, seems pretty useful as an online fontmaker where creativity and playfulness are the catchwords rather than focusing on the minutiae of legibility and kerning. Each glyph is constructed out of a variety of pre-made, primitive geometric symbols.Fonts from above: Sentinel by qwertyacme, Forerunner Dingbats by Uberdraco, Glitch Bats 1 by sfour, Intrinsic + by K_a_M_i, Seschat by Gvon, Cirlat by vydd, Brickyard by per1993, TII i by unttld.

The workflow is actually very similar to one of my own Scriptographer tools, about which I’ve written a small post here. The number of primitives have been expanded recently as well as the addition of a new feature here and there. Although the fonts created will probably be best suited as display fonts, I think it’s a really nice tool where one can try out various ideas without much trouble. It’s also great fun to just browse the multitude of user submitted fonts for inspiration. I will definately try out some ideas once my computer is working properly again…

BACK ISSUES

Posted September 29, 2011 at 18:18 in Books & Magazines, Inspiration, Music - Say something

I just ordered some back issues – five to be exact – of IdN a couple of days ago. Great mag with diverse, new topics in every issue. I first heard about it when Nine Inch Nails art director Rob Sheridan twittered about being featured within as a glitch artist.

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NEW TOME OF TYPE

Posted July 13, 2011 at 11:25 in Books & Magazines, Inspiration - 2 comments

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JOSHUA: PART DEUX

Posted June 14, 2011 at 20:00 in Graphics, Typography - Say something

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JOSHUA

Posted May 26, 2011 at 19:22 in Games, Graphics, Illustrator, Typography - Say something

This is about a font that I made. Scroll down to the end of it for the moneyshot or read the boring backstory involving nuclear weapons, megalomaniacal behavior and messianic complex.

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UNICODE CIRCLES

Posted April 25, 2011 at 16:08 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer, Typography - Say something

This is another script I just recently threw together. It falls into the same category as the last one, being some kind of a cipher script. Only difference is that this is based on real letters. I use the dashed stroke effect set to a circle to draw the unicode value of each letter and it looks like this.

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FICTITIOUS GLYPHS

Posted April 20, 2011 at 23:31 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer, Typography - 1 comment
Alien Glyphs?

Someone scribbled some incomprehensible symbols on a wall at my work some time ago. I have no clue what it reads or if they are even real letters. Probably just the work of some bored-out-of-his-wits zombie drone. Nevertheless, they looked somewhat real to me and seemed to follow some kind of inherent system. I let [more…]