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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

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Poeha
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That looks outerworldly!

taz-pie

Do it do it!

quick-brown-fox
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:) Just compiled some sketchy versions from all of the other sketches. Computer next. This is my project for the day now. Thanks for commenting, I'm going to do this!

Wharton
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Are you going to make it into a proper typeface with typetool? Looking good.

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

quick-brown-fox
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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

Queeg500

Looking great!

Theo86
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looking awesome, this sounds like a big project!

quick-brown-fox
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Need some fine tuning, but finished the letters

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

This is looking great John.

BeanePod
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Awesome....it's been yrs since I've designed a font. Wish I had more time. :(

quick-brown-fox
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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
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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.

speakerine
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amazing!

goliath72
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THIS IS AWESOME GREAT STUFF BUDDY

dandingeroz
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WOW!!!! Can I have the working file of this one? :P hehe joke!

L-M-N-O-P
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DUDE. Don't give this out to anyone. Studios will BEG to use this for games and movies.

Goldendust

Oooh, well done!

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

quick-brown-fox
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I've done a tweaked version. Just wondering which people favoured

Twot

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

L-M-N-O-P
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They both look great.

quick-brown-fox
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Cheers! I'm still figuring out which version to use in the sub

Abstract Matter

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

taz-pie

holy crap that is a thing of beauty

Raulio
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That font looks really good. Congrats on this project!

I want to do one as well one day.

squintygirl

Damn, that's tasty.

jeffreyg
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oh dang that is sexy

quick-brown-fox
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Thanks everyone - I finally subbed it

ImAGoldenGod

Oooooo that there is lovely

campkatie
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very impressive!

halfgotten
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GREAT JOB MAN!

quick-brown-fox
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Thanks you guys. Expect to see this in everything I do forever :P

PeculiarTiffany
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Love the font and the shirt!

Musarter
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Great looking font and sweet shirt design to boot.

digsy
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this is very sweet - thats an excellent font!

asmoe

Love it :D

v_calahan
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Excellent type work dude!

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