Volksans

Miss Tiffany's picture

The inspiration behind this one is the Volkswagen Radio station. Strictly done as an exercise for myself. They had the word radio created and I went from there. I like the idea of a single stroke typeface that only changes in weight. The problem with this, of course, is that by the time I created my ultra-mega fat (not shown) the counters were gone.

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foss's picture

that "e" blow my mind. i like it.

foss's picture

i mean blows my mind. i still like it.

hrant's picture

Bauhaus meets Trance - very nice.
That "e" is indeed amazing, not least because I think it actually works! The "k" is also cool. Some other forms need work (like the leftward-leaning "z", the simply-too-strange "r", the too-narrow "x"), but I'd love to see some lines in this thing. Extra-large, on white bread, please!

BTW, I prefer the second "f".

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

Wha!? The 'r' exemplifies what is best about this
design - ultrasimplicity while retaining meaning.
The 'a' is the best glyph, tho. I wonder if its
shape could be better implemented throughout
the alphabet.

I like the idea on the 'w' and 'm' but the extra
space between the curved and straight lines
distracts me.

Nice work, Tiffany!

Stephen

pzzzb's picture

hey

very nice !!!!!!!!!
reminds me of pico i think its the a.
but i confess i love it

aaron

gulliver's picture

Tiffany:

I like this very much.

I especially like the creativity behind decisions such as the "e" and the first "r" (or is that "R"?). The figures are especially fun, notably that rising "0" (zero).

The "x" does seem narrow, but I'll reserve judgement until I can see it in context of a setting.

David

Miss Tiffany's picture

thanks for your comments. it's the other work shown on this BRILLIANT SITE that inspires me to try more!

Here are a few more characters. I love a face that has alternate abilities! :-)

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hrant's picture

That "g" takes narcissism to a new level - I love it.

hhp

hrant's picture

No offense taken!
Although I *am* still pissed that you guys didn't like the one in Patria... ;-)

hhp

Joe Pemberton's picture

Tiffany wrote:
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I like the idea of a single stroke typeface that only changes in weight.
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Here's one from LineTo:
http://www.lineto.com/content.html?ID=229&des=&dir_id=57

anonymous's picture

Hahaha, so thats what your G-fetishism is all about Hrant? ;P

Sbo

anonymous's picture

No offence Hrant! :)
Its a nice 'g'.

Sbo

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