February 24th, 2008

typography

ΝΞΟΠ

If you're a child of the '70s like me, you might remember a typeface called Neon, in which every letter is made of a single line weaving back and forth like a fancy neon tube to form letter strokes four stripes wide. (Well, they had to cheat in a few cases for æsthetic consideration.) This was one of my favorite things as a kid, so I recently started looking for a TTF file of it online. I didn't find it, except for one or two crappy knockoffs. Apparently the original font was never officially digitized.

So I took a DIY approach and started reconstructing it myself in Photoshop. Here are a few visual samples:

The alphabet.
Diacritics. (Yeah, I know ß isn't used in all caps, but I wanted to design one anyway.)
More diacritics, and some exotic letters.

Then I decided to go where no funkadelic typophile has gone before and make a coupla foreign alphabets.
Ελληνικά.
Русский.