New to Typophile? Accounts are free, and easy to set up.
Create an account
Typophile RSS | More Feeds
Every designer probably has at least one typeface inspired by the Constructivist movement (could also be De Stijl). Share?
(I've searched Typophile and have looked through those threads. I'm just hoping for some new ideas.)
Tiff, when first starting to design types, it makes sense to start with constructed types, as they are easy. They are to type designers as "Smoke on the Water" is to guitarists.
when first starting to design types, it makes sense to start with constructed types
Speaking of which, I have a little constructivist type which will come out with Volcano Type any day now. Should appear on MyFonts.com, too.
Are you looking for a constructivist face ;-)
Here's my favorite from 1882...
I played around with something like that once… I saw lettering in a German church made our of simple, repeated shapes like that. I tried to digitize it, but it just wasn't the same.
Architectuur is a recent commercial release of mine, based on the work of H. Th. Wijdeveld, of Wendingen fame.
For zero dollars, you can check out De Stencil, a freeware font also based on authentic references.
expanded opentype soon
Are you looking for historic Constructivist fonts or just fonts that have been constructed or done in the intended style of geometric construction? Many Da Da fonts were actually not constructed.
I like your Architecture face!
P22 DeStijl is a good one too:
might not be the first thing you think of when you think constructivist but…
definitly love me some some El Lisitskii.
these Bruno Monguzzi typo-based posters are fantastic:
two personal inspirations:
- josef albers
- the constructed alphabets of Douglas R. Hofstadter (The debunker of Knuth's Meta-Font once gave a talk at Cooper Union and talked about his investigations of things graphic)
plus http://www.incipit.com/typefaces2.html (which is overdue for OT)
P22 has a collection called the "Modernist Collection"
which has the Albers and 24 other fonts.
Has Tiff ever come back to this thread to see what everyone has "shared"?
Yes. I have been watching. :^) Thank you!! (Thanks Chris for keepin' me real.)
I'm just disappointed in the typeface that my clients ended up choosing. Oh well. This is a great resource thread anyway. :^)
Hello people out there, I'm new to this site but I would really appreciate some help. Ive been searching for an actual constructivst typeface, (not a modern version) but a true old one. Could anyone tell me where to look for one of these. Any help at all would be most appreciated! Cheers.
oops, spelt constructivist wrong!
I am not sure what you mean by "Actual" if you want something in digital form? Or are you looking for letterpress type (wood or metal)?
I have just finished designing a Constructivist type based on a 1923 Weimar Bauhaus poster. I attempted to make a faithfull version but it was done 2 days ago so it isn't exactly "a true old one"--I can post a PDF sample when I get home this evening.
Otherwise, the modern versions mentioned above may suit your needs. The "Modernist Pack" from P22 has numerous styles to choose from.
I tried to post a PDF of my new bauhaus typeface in the critique area:
It wouldn't let me so all you will see there is the PNG file for now.