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Alphabets

As a comic-letterer i have been designing many letters and logos for all kind of purposes. But the idea to do something with all this material came only after i lost most of my work as a letterer.
Last year i made sketches of +130 alphabets which i published in Showcase (the magazine). I got several nice reactions. One was of Hans Lijklema, a Dutch designer living in Poland, who offered me to make a few of the alphabets available as typefaces (or is that called fonts? my English dictionary, a secondhand Prisma-pocket from 1973, fails here!). It turned out that this is a lot of work. First i have to change the sketches into better versions; i will tell you a detailed story of all the difficulties involved with this work,but that is for later. But next Hans has to do all the rest of the work, so that my handdrawn letters appear on a computerscreen when somebody wants to type a text with them. To make a long story short, it will take some time before the first few alphabets are available. In the mean time i will show you some of my personal favourites in sketchform here on this site.

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Klaver

Published: 2012-03-08 16:27:05

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Fabian

Published: 2012-03-01 16:26:03

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Merlijn

Published: 2012-02-21 16:24:44

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Harakouli

Published: 2012-02-14 16:23:40

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Louie Louie

Published: 2012-02-08 16:22:12

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Mono

Published: 2012-02-01 16:14:28

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Speig

Published: 2012-01-21 16:07:57

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Ombu

Published: 2012-01-14 16:07:03

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Trent

Published: 2012-01-08 16:01:24

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Mouth

Published: 2011-12-21 15:59:17

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Breakfast

Published: 2011-12-14 15:58:38

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Baron

Published: 2011-12-08 15:58:06

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Owl

Published: 2011-12-01 15:57:26

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Carol

Published: 2011-11-21 15:55:24

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Blake

Published: 2011-11-15 15:53:27

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Jade

Published: 2011-11-08 21:20:13

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Barry

Published: 2011-11-01 21:19:35

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Dusty

Published: 2011-10-21 21:18:24

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Amy

Published: 2011-10-15 21:17:49

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George

Published: 2011-10-08 21:15:49

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Tiramisu

Published: 2011-10-01 16:44:02

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Pizza

Published: 2011-09-21 16:05:45

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Frederique

Published: 2011-09-15 16:04:58

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Nash

Published: 2011-09-08 16:04:15

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Two Third

Published: 2011-09-02 12:50:22

Some of my alfabets are not made for esthetic reasons but more as a puzzle. Like this one:

I inkted it in a way that makes it easier to see that all the letters are made of two halves that have the same form but one part is twothird the size of the other part. Ofcourse, any alfabet that is made with such restrictions lacks beauty. I guess that some letters can be improved. If you have any ideas to that, i would love to hear.

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Lunettes

Published: 2011-08-28 16:03:38

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Zuccini

Published: 2011-08-28 13:39:27

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Garage Neon

Published: 2011-08-28 12:11:09

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Gelateria

Published: 2011-08-28 12:10:18

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Take That

Published: 2011-08-28 12:09:11

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