I made a font and used it on a tee

I finally got around to finishing and subbing it.

So. that's done for now (and my eyes hurt!)

The general concept behind the design comes from physics, particularly Prof Brian Cox, who presents a show called The Wonders of... He's done The Wonders of The Solar System, The Wonders of The Universe and most recently The Wonders of Life.

He talks of how pretty much everything is made of the same basic elements. Hydrogen, oxygen, calcium, carbon, nitrogen etc. Many of these things come from space, like the sun burning up helium to create oxygen and carbon, a step on from this makes up iron. Basically it really hit home that we're all made from the same stuff, and when our lives end all the things we're made from "return to the universe to begin the cycle again". It kind of blows my tiny mind!

I've always wanted to make a font, but just don't have the opportunity in my day job.
I've made a few letters already and I'm going to make a commitment to seeing the job through by making a post about it. I'm seeing a lot of geometricy, pictogrammy fonts about at the moment and want to use it for a design I've done, that currently uses an off the shelf font.

Here's one of the sketches

Watch this

Do it do it!

quick-brown-fox profile pic Alumni

Hopefully mate, but not for a while. I just want to make the letters as vectors first to do a Prof Brian Cox inspired design, well he inspired it but it's not about him, it's more of a philosophical thought.

parallelish profile pic Alumni

your sketches look a lot like the font Munk5 Black.

font struct is also a pretty good site to build custom fonts, although it can be hard/time consuming to make certain shapes/lines and details. might want to check it out though and it's free

Abstract Matter

I really like typography, would like to have a go at some point.

EZFL profile pic Alumni

I tried making a proper typeface once. A lot more work than most may think.

quick-brown-fox profile pic Alumni

Well, it's going okay so far. Taken a while, but I'm starting to clean up and assemble the letters. Parallelish - just took a look at Munk5 Black, I hope this turns out better than that, some of those letters are horrible. Some similarities though, your right.

Anyway, will carry on


Looking great!

WanderingBert profile pic Alumni

That's looking awesome so far!

I've been thinking about doing a font as well. Something vintage horror-y probably. But not too sure when i'll get the time though.

Wharton profile pic Alumni

I think making your own font is something everyone wants to do. I'd love to have a go.

This is looking great John.

quick-brown-fox profile pic Alumni

Thanks guys, I will turn this into a font at some point. I've got some line weights to sort out, but I'm generally pleased with it so far. It's got a bit of deco about it too, which wasn't intentional.

Morkki profile pic Alumni

Yeah, I've wanted to make a complete font for years. Plenty of custom type for logos and such but that's always just a handful of letters. I like that one, it's sort of art deco but also very modern.

L-M-N-O-P profile pic Alumni

DUDE. Don't give this out to anyone. Studios will BEG to use this for games and movies.

quick-brown-fox profile pic Alumni

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I've going to spend some time tweaking this, and make some alternate characters. Some have a double stroke, and I'd like to try a different set with single strokes.

Shadyjibes profile pic Alumni

wow! looks awesome bro!! i wish that gif moved a bit slowly, i would like to stare at them a bit longer :D


I like these ^^... it remind me ancient runes... but with a retro feeling... ^^

L-M-N-O-P profile pic Alumni

They both look great.

Abstract Matter

Looks sick. Modern with a deco twist. Just how I like my... everything really


holy crap that is a thing of beauty

Raulio profile pic Alumni

That font looks really good. Congrats on this project!

I want to do one as well one day.

jeffreyg profile pic Alumni

oh dang that is sexy


Oooooo that there is lovely

campkatie profile pic Alumni

very impressive!

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