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Serif Anglo Saxon Rune font
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Published: January 30, 2009
My first actual font. I decided to take the bull by the et cetera, and actually try to make a font... And it was surprisingly easy. *scratches head*

Ok, this is basically a simple serif version of Anglo-Saxon runes with majuscules and miniscules, similar to the blackletter futhark I made earlier, but with much less deviation/evolution from the original.
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Charanty's avatar
Looks more like Slavic runes to be honest.
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ad-referendumHobbyist Artist
... epic and awesome.
conciliarityoftepat's avatar
Cool. Maybe I'll get around to actually making a font now
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Rajalyoko23Student Digital Artist
THIS. IS. SO. AWESOME.
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Autumn-GracyProfessional General Artist
*Is super excited*
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konstantinpalailogosHobbyist General Artist
Interesting. Looks a little like Glagolithic.
Naeddyr's avatar
Not enough balls for that.
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konstantinpalailogosHobbyist General Artist
lol
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inner-outsiderHobbyist Digital Artist
I think these are wonderful runes - just what I was looking for. Featured on my alien spaceship [link]
ss4vegarot's avatar
good job on the runes, but I do wonder why dæg is turned 90 degrees is it to save on space? or did you think it looked a bit like the stan rune?
grunagach's avatar
very cool. Need to brush up on my futhark/old norse.
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RaedmundProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful...definitely using this in my next bookbinding project...thanks for sharing!
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ruru-sanHobbyist Artisan Crafter
huaaaaa me wants too!!! *searching for a program to make fonts*
Cali-Cowboy's avatar
Try Softy font creator, it's free and is easy to use.
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I've created a few Serif and Blackletter Furthorc fonts, the horizon stylus is reminiscent of the Cyrillic, Try the 45 degree stylus, also, you can look to other rune sets and even other alphabets for inspiration for the minuscule. ie. Cyrillic ж (zhe) for lower case Calc or Younger Furthark Man Like a decapitated Jear, for lower Man. Just putting it out there.
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I've created a few Serif and Blackletter Furthorc fonts, the horizon stylus is reminiscent of the Cyrillic, Try the 45 degree stylus, also, you can look to other rune sets and even other alphabets for inspiration for the minuscule. ie. Cyrillic ж (zhe) for lower case Calc or Younger Furthark Man Like a decapitated Jear, for lower Man. Just putting it out there.
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PumPurinHobbyist Digital Artist
I know nothing about Anglo-Saxon runes but this looks really nice o.o
Naeddyr's avatar
Thanks a bunch. :)
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Tangl345Hobbyist Digital Artist
not perfect, but close. i need this because im typing "The Dragonology Handbook" by Ernest Drake... so others can read it.
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LordWobblerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely. As if the Latin alphabet never happened to English :)
TentenGirl14's avatar
Yay, Anglo Saxon! Can't wait to try it out!!
Naeddyr's avatar
Mind that it's not a "real" or accurate rendering of any rune-script, it's just a decorative con-script semi-loosely based on runes (but close enough).
TentenGirl14's avatar
Yeah, cause I have my little handbook next to me and I'm comparing them. It looks close enough.
herr-garrett's avatar
Well, well, well. What could I say? As a student and ardent lover of anything even remotely connected with Old English and Nordic stuff, I fell in love with this at the first sight. It's only right you made this, for I've been comtemplating getting the poem "Éalá Éarendel engle beorthast" tattoo'd upon myself, and it is only meet that it should be done in the old Runes...

You have some rune-kenning, my friend, are you sure you haven't got Wotan somewhere in your linage? :)
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