This idea started when I discovered a beautiful page from a notebook I used over the summer. On that page, I had drawn a couple of digit sets in a 2×3 rectangle, according to a small set of rules.
The rules are simple:
- You set up a grid of 2×3 squares.
- In each you can draw any of the following lines:
- a curved line, as a quadrant of a circle (between diagonally opposed points);
- a straight line, horizontally or vertically, over the length of any square’s edges.
- The lines may be overlapped—for instance, you may have multiple straight and quarter-circle lines in the same square.
I like to use dot-grid paper, or draw the 12 dots myself on a blank sheet, and use them to guide my lines.
As soon as I came across that page, I started playing around with creating characters in this way, again. Making little drawings like that reminded me of drawing similar things together with a dear friend who I’ve known my whole life. By sharing this, I hope to give anybody reading this the same joy.
Want to share a nice seis font you designed? Feel free to send it to email@example.com or any other way of reaching me. If you want, I can display them right here in our little garden.
The name, “seis”, is the Frisian word for “six”.
Work in progress for the zine page.