Blackletter – Textura

This week I’ve been working on my first font based on historical sources.

It’s a textura style blackletter typeface which I’ve traced from mid 19th century sheet music covers and altered for a more modular and cleaner design.

It’s been really time-consuming both tracing and reworking the majuscules, and to be honest it’s even more difficult than working on my own personal ideas to some extent.

Fonts for the new year

The past few days I’ve been thinking about what to do to reach 500 000 downloads sometime during the early new year. As I’ve mentioned I’ve been working on creating musical drafts and releasing them on Soundcloud and Opengameart.

Today I started browsing through my old ”fonts in progress” directory to find a few I haven’t released yet. Here’s a sneak peek at what might just find its way to DaFont during the next few weeks.

Fontstats Plugin

Today I finished a little WordPress plugin I’ve been working on.

It’s a two part plugin, one php script collects data from any Norwegian designer on DaFont by visiting each site, and by the power of Regex-Grayskull it inserts it into a database on my website.

The WordPress plugin then selects the last sampled date and displays it in a HTML-table on any post or page where I insert the registered shortcode.

Here’s the result:

No.DownloadsDesignerDate SampledCountry
1114761678Måns Grebäck2020-02-11Sweden
224433313Pizzadude - Jakob Fischer2020-02-11Denmark
34747801Johan Waldenström2020-02-11Sweden
43722832Carl Krull2020-02-11Denmark
53260425Fontourist - Hans Gerhard Meier2020-02-11Norway
63148481Johan Aakerlund2020-02-11Denmark
72797975Listemageren - Klaus Johansen2020-02-11Denmark
82545817CheapProFonts - Roger S. Nelsson2020-02-11Norway
92155209HENRIavecunK - Henrik2020-02-11Sweden
101311926Flight of the Dragon - Hasan Guven2020-02-11Norway
111155057Christian Munk2020-02-11Denmark
12804167Adam Ericsson2020-02-11Sweden
13785706bogstav2020-02-11Denmark
14721220Your Own Font - Ellinor Rapp2020-02-11Sweden
15564668Vinterstille TypeFaceLab - Klaus Nielsen2020-02-11Denmark
16520173Viktor Hammarberg2020-02-11Sweden
17504161Moonbase Press - Svein Kåre Gunnarson2020-02-11Norway
18412396Thor Christopher Arisland2020-02-11Norway
19411754Espen Morten Kvalheim2020-02-11Norway
20359890Staffan Vilcans2020-02-11Sweden
21352286Martin Holm2020-02-11Norway
22322042Jonas Borneland Hansen2020-02-11Denmark
23295833Lene Arensdorff2020-02-11Denmark
24239102Norwegian Ink / Design for Dough - Frode Nordbø2020-02-11Norway
25213031David Engelby2020-02-11Denmark
26209374Anton - Anton Lundström2020-02-11Sweden
27201612dawnland - Daniel Viberg2020-02-11Sweden
28183337211178 Creative Agency - Morten Talleivsen2020-02-11Norway
29146841Martin Sørensen2020-02-11Denmark
30129619Andreas Larsen2020-02-11Denmark
31119764Nils Kähler2020-02-11Denmark
32101433Bolahool Graphics2020-02-11Sweden
3395094McKack2020-02-11Norway
3492510Anton Bohlin2020-02-11Sweden
3591226Joaquim Marquès Nielsen2020-02-11Denmark
3683974Carl Enlund2020-02-11Sweden
3783195Pär Lundkvist2020-02-11Sweden
3876299Digital Flame Studios - sindre små2020-02-11Norway
3973900Intense2020-02-11Norway
4066052huskmelk - Rashid Akrim2020-02-11Norway
4161125Kyrre Honohan2020-02-11Norway
4255907Pia Hed Aspell2020-02-11Sweden
4354912Nadia Rosenfeldt2020-02-11Denmark
4452618Linn Mustanoja2020-02-11Sweden
4551868Lars Håhus2020-02-11Sweden
4645677ronjam - Ronja Melcker2020-02-11Sweden
4743326Atle Mo2020-02-11Norway
4837263Erik Jeddere-Fisher2020-02-11Norway
4936545Benjamin Blåholtz2020-02-11Sweden
5035312Arman Ay2020-02-11Sweden
5134798benjamin rauber2020-02-11Sweden
5233666charmingfan2020-02-11Denmark
5331327Studio Indigo - Helena Öhman2020-02-11Sweden
5428722Christian Koch2020-02-11Denmark
5527594Botond Bokor2020-02-11Sweden
5627588Mark Lund2020-02-11Norway
5727188Dan Thorup2020-02-11Denmark
5826406Andrew Nordquist2020-02-11Sweden
5926007Lisa2020-02-11Norway
6025239Aske Ching2020-02-11Denmark
6122515Erik Holm2020-02-11Norway
6222035Andreas2020-02-11Sweden
6321518Henrik Johansson2020-02-11Sweden
6421080Bull - Sandra Madsen2020-02-11Denmark
6521033David Lindecrantz2020-02-11Sweden
6620143Kristian Dalen2020-02-11Norway
6717505Mandy Pandy2020-02-11Sweden
6814560Alexander Rossebø2020-02-11Norway
6912924Johan Brodd2020-02-11Sweden
7011999Viktor Örneland2020-02-11Sweden
7110201Mathias Alvebring2020-02-11Sweden
729862Boksen2020-02-11Norway
738012vardcentralen2020-02-11Sweden
747806Mathias Rue2020-02-11Denmark
757467Gröt Havregrynsson2020-02-11Sweden
767421Manuela Hardy2020-02-11Norway
777079Caesar2020-02-11Sweden
787049Sara Lindberg2020-02-11Sweden
796583Mattis Folkestad2020-02-11Norway
806443Oliver Waldemar2020-02-11Sweden
815359Simon Jakobsson2020-02-11Sweden
824501KingDGaming - Elias Eriksson2020-02-11Sweden
831470Simon2020-02-11Sweden

Even more modular

Yet another font is in the works, right now it feels a bit like I’m working in a ”pipeline” fashion making multiple fonts concurrently. My script font is basically finished (with some spacing and kerning issues to be addressed if it isn’t accepted on DaFont) and a link will be posted when it’s available on all the sites.

Serifs

I’ve been working on a new font the past few days, it’s going to be yet another geometric font, this time it’ll have tall letters, serifs and a fairly rigid composition.

The majuscules, minuscules and numbers are pretty much done, but I’m having a bit of trouble getting started with the non-alphanumeric characters. As always, the ampersand and the at sign remain to be the most difficult of the special characters, I’m considering borrowing some from my earlier high stress font ”High Society”.