Dogtown letterpress textured font experiment
Dogtown. This new font has texture. Lots of texture. I finally figured out a way to add a large amount of detail to a typeface, without it killing my computer. Perhaps too much detail.
I’m starting to warm to illustrator. I found a way to add texture to a font I designed a while back. So I created 3 versions of the typeface using my very own rolled ink print textures.
If you are interested, you can get the rolled ink textures on my creative market account.
I’ve now got 3 illustrator actions that will add texture to a vector, rasterize it, trace it and clean up my artwork.
Sounds easy, it wasn’t. Total ball ache to create this font.
Bags of detail
It’s got an immense amount of detail, perhaps too much, not sure if it’s a good idea to use this font for large amounts of text. As a headline font, it looks great and looks best at large point sizes.
Adding a touch of random
I created a fourth version with contextual alternatives. That means it will alternate between 3 glyphs for each letter, number and punctuation mark. You will need to turn off contextual alternatives option in your design package for this to work.
You can also switch out letters by selecting through the glyphs palette or by selecting Dogtown one, two or three font.
The intention was to make everything look more random and less repetitive, more like natural letterpress printing.
Dogtown free demo version
You can test drive Dogtown for the price of a tweet. It’s limited to just uppercase/lowercase letters and numbers and a full stop. So that’s 63 glyphs in total, and it’s for non—commercial usage.
You can buy the full commercial Dogtown typeface for just £10. That includes 4 different versions.
It includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, symbols, western European, central European and South Eastern glyphs. The font format is otf. In the main regular font (with contextual alternatives), it has over 600 glyphs!
Just to let you know, if you subscribe to my newsletter you will get 10% off your first order, via a very handy discount code.
That is all.