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go ahead and tear me a new one. Boozeﬁghter was inspired by a piece of graﬃti i saw, and i’ll probably never ﬁnish it.
Thanks for that feedback Jonathan. I have a pretty unconventional understanding of typography and I’m not totally clear on “Wild Style”. the only Wild Style i’m familiar with is the 80’s movie about hiphop/graﬃti, and a graﬃti style where the letters are almost unreadable with complex “ligatures” but I have a feeling you’re talking about something else, right?
Phil — Boozeﬁghter is a piece of work. To paraphrase Joe, Weee, it’s Buﬀy the Cowgirl. It says woodtype to me, but it is certainly not something I’ve seen before. So that’s a good thing. The few things I would examine… The Z and the T have razorsharp terminals. Perhaps they should be neutered more, like the J. The middle stem on the 5 might do better ﬁrm than droopy. The lower half of the 7 calls for something else than the curve it is given. The foot of the Y should extend across, as JH mentioned. Maybe the M, N and W could stand a width change, giving them another stem widthwise. The stem crossing on the X needs a wee bit of work. Overall, the craft is sound on this one. Nice debut! Looking forward to more. bj
Has anyone had a go at doing a graﬃti font? Im an ex writer whos tried and failed many times at producing a graﬃti style font. Script fonts arent really my thing and I dont seem to be able to formalise the strokes enough to produce a workable typeface. Heres my latest sketches for your comments: http://www.selfbuildtype.com/metro.gif Im by no means happy with this : )
Craig,I actually like the Metro type you started. There is obviously a lot of repetative elements which makes it look computer generated, so I would suggest a lot of tweaks to each letter to give it a handmade feel, but in all it has some direction I like.
Hey Craig. Good to see you here. Gary Munch did a graﬃti font of sorts: http://www.munchfonts.com/UrbanScrawl/index.html Stephen
I like Graﬃti Treat from larabie… http://www.larabiefonts.com/fonts/g2.html
Thanks v much for the comments! Ill keep working at it! I thought Id post this as well as I think its a good example of a graﬃti alphabet (although too detailed for a typeface) http://www.mrwiggleshiphop.net/Resource-1517/ALPHAstylePAGE.html Ive also been sent this link: http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=506&nb_ppp=&a=&m=&texte= Out of these fonts my faves are Degrassi and Def Artist…
It the vein of Degrassi: http://www.fontbureau.com/specimens/graﬃti.html
In the vein of Degrassi: http://www.fontbureau.com/specimens/graﬃti.html
i think “graﬃti” by carbaga is an excellent typeface, but it doesnt really look like any graﬃti i’ve seen. Degrassi rocks, and Craig- I’d love to see any progress you’re making on yours.
Craig! keep up on the graﬃti Fonts, some of the one mentioned aren’t really graﬃti like you would experience today. i us to write when i was a kid, but have never tried to make or design a graﬃti fon, and i think you have it cornered both with “Metro and Alpha”! if ya need any help let me know. the best way if your having problems would to be draw then out, scan them and trace them in Illustrator. then copy and paste into the font program your using. but KEEP IT UP! we need real graﬃti fonts from real graﬃti artists. Phil, i like! keep it up also. nice to see fonts that aren’t the norm. hope to see more soon!
I thought id post a few more sketches: http://www.selfbuildtype.com/gallery/throw.gif http://www.selfbuildtype.com/gallery/tag.gif The tag style font is the one I want to crack. The visual for this is done in ﬁreworks even though it looks like marker. Each character is a symbol making tweaking characters in context a lot easier. The plan is to create the basic letterforms and add additional swashes that can bolted on. Ill keep working at it!
And for anybody who wants to follow this topic ive started a thread in Script > Graﬃti Typefaces.
semi oﬀ-topic – Wasn’t there, isn’t there still, a graﬃti style called ‘Sparking’?
Oh and also, this would be great for templates. In my warped mind. For blanketing the cities with big bold statements.
Not that Im aware of but writers tend to name their styles themselves. I know a guy whos doing what he calls Stealth styles (as in the Stealth bomber / ﬁghter etc): angular, ﬂat, high tech pieces.