Wednesday, 18 July 2018


#inkscape #filter #demo

Playing with Inkscape Again

The bottom layer is a plain blue rectangle with no stroke and the Burst filter from the Textures applied.

I tried Burst for the Text but it broke up the edges too much.

Wanting something with a "rusty" look I applied Eroded Metal over a heavy font.

My suggestion for further experiments : maybe make the letters or foreground object a light or middle gray or yellowish brown color to emphasize the "METAL" and have a dark background or no background.


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Joining J 2

#inkscape #j


The week before I showed you the results of ab experiment with joining 2 overlappping letterforms into one vector svg object.

What came next? I added a top bar and having used fill and stroke  node path and select all layers and checking that finally added just one Bevel filter
I don't think I'ld be capable of doing this for a whole Alphabet but a Title or Header yes.

I hope this has given you some useful ideas. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Really Roman ABC Announcement

#roman #latin #abc #alphabet #deviantart

Okay I have fixed the layout bugs in both Roman ABCs and uploaded them to my DEVIANT ART

Please visit my  DEVIANT ART GALLERY to get free downloads of this and other typography

and do consider a paypal donation?

These are PNGS with transperent backgrounds so you can edit them further. They are free to use but please let people know about the links or encourage them to follow the blog? Thank You

Saturday, 7 July 2018

A Really Roman Alphabet 2

Yes this is Papyrus font but it happens to be the font closest in appearance to actual Roman hand written scripts for most of the letters. The Gs were shaped differently.

My suggestions would be if you are using this in an illustration to add more drop shadow and use a background layer with a paper texture to have it that ink on papyrus / parchment look.
If you're using it for a BIG header or title try adding a Torn filter as well.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

A Really Roman Alphabet


#roman #latin #typography #font

While we refer to our modern #alphabet as being "Roman" the actual alphabet the ANCIENT Romans used to write Latin looked more like this

I have used #quadrata #font since it is very similar to the styles used on Roman inscriptions.

I may also put this up as an A4  pdf or png on my #deviantart for people to download for educational purposes after another edit. There's a kerning gap that needs a fix that shows in my Chrome browser but wasn't so obvious in Inkscape? 

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Joining J

#typography letter J #inkscape

I've been playing with letter forms again.

I used #inkscape to generate 2 vector objects a sanserif J n a heavyweight bold J and then I moved and modified the two objects into one. and did a bit of tweaking with nodes and paths.

I'm sharing this cos I would like to see how other far more experienced and skilled typographers would take this further. Next time I'll show you a few more changes I made.
Send feedback or edit suggestions please !

Sunday, 24 June 2018

I and J

#typography #fonts J i letterforms

People similar with the history of scripts known that the letter J developed from I for various phonetic and historical reasons.

Here's a couple of sample images of I and J in various fonts for reference.

more next time !