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Scaenarium Unus Font by MartinSilvertant Scaenarium Unus Font by MartinSilvertant
Scaenarium Unus Font

Here I offer you an unbalanced and imperfect blackletter font that should give the impression of handwritten text. Particularly useful for the Black Metal artists I can imagine.
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This font is a giftware font. This means that you are allowed to use this font for any media and even for commercial use.


Note though that this font contains only basic glyphs. It features no extensive language support or OpenType functions. This was my first released font so I improved tremendously since the release of Scaenarium Unus.

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Font design by: me
Font mastering by: Fagertveit
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Scaenarium Unus Font by *MSDesigns is a sexy blackletter font everyone needs to have in their font collection. ( Featured by bleedsopretty )
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Frances-girl-99 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Artist
WOW!!! i like it Love 
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truth14ful Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Is this just a distorted Cloister Black?
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
No. It's a hand-calligraphy font, purposefully made to look messy. There are no digital distortions other than the vector tracing process itself. I believe I used Diploma as reference.
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nymphont Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I can't believe this wasn't already in my favorites, I am a closet blackletter freak and I have admired this one several times. I am glad to place it where it rightly belongs. It's a unique style and would suit Black Metal for sure! Nice work.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Looking at it again, it actually has a really nice texture/effect due to the wavy design. It might be worth exploring that principle in a more constructed typeface.
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nymphont Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree. :nod:
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
OMG... just... wow...

And certainly worthy of the DD it brought you!

"Particularly useful for the Black Metal artists I can imagine."

Absolutely! When I saw this thumbnail, that's the first thing that came to mind.

This must have taken FOREVER to make.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Funny you would think this took forever. It took only a few hours actually. Compare that to the 160+ hours I would have to invest to finish a full professional typeface.

What I did here was print Diploma and trace it with a calligraphy pen. A friend then digitized it for me as I knew nothing about type design or font programming at the time. I actually have a few other sheets with blackletter fonts which I never digitized and I actually wouldn't even know where those are. In any case, this font is incredibly basic. For basic texts it has everything you need but while this font has around 80 glyphs, my professional fonts have more than 400 glyphs. I was never that proud of receiving a DD for this because I don't think it deserves it. I suppose it's pretty nice to use but sufficed to say if I were to make the same typeface today, you would definitely see a tremendous difference in quality.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Oh wow. That does sound quite simple. And 400 glyphs? That's amazing! But it won, not for the amount of work, but because it looks awesome! :P
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
At least 400. I don't know how many exactly. It depends on the amount of features, ligatures and extra symbols like mathematical symbols and fractions. I believe Times New Roman and Arial count around 750 glyphs per font. Mind you, a font is a single weight/style. Most of my professional typefaces will consist of 12 fonts (Extra Light, Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold, Black + Italics for each weight). It's a lot of work but with a good typeface a lot of money can be made by selling licenses. It's about time I start selling something.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
That you should! I hope you do, and I hope you make some good money as well :)
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zeno333 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Never mind, i was able to un-compress the file....On my Mac it took a little doing but got it :) DAR files on my Mac default to opening with the VLC video player, so i forced it to uncompress with Stuffit and it worked :) Great font.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry about that. I should've uploaded zip. Rar is the same as zip but not for Mac. Zip is more universal.
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zeno333 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
How do I get the font file.....I only see a "RAR" download, what is a RAR file?
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
i love it . for me it has a real germanic/gothic look.

i have an old, german ,heavily gold embossed book of poems. reminds me of that font style ,but is far more intelligable .
thanks for the download .

i am going to use this font whenever i can .
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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dark-a-crystal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
awesome
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I got the DD almost 4 years ago, but thank you.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
And I found it today! :D
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Obviously. I just wonder why you would congratulate me now. It's a bit like wishing me happy birthday 4 years after the birthday you were congratulating me on.

Besides, I would appreciate a comment or criticism on the work itself way more than congratulating me on receiving a DD (4 years later) — which I think wasn't even deserving of a DD.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I like the fonts. They remind me of the old fonts of Germany till the middle of the 20th century.
I remember that my great grandmother had a lot of children's books with similar fonts.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed. It's based on the Fraktur class of blackletters which the Germans indeed used extensively in the first half of the 20th century. I mixed in a bit of the Textura class as well, meaning it's a bit less geometric and features more sharp details.

You know, the blackletter is a very old design which was used instead of the Roman type we use today so I shouldn't be surprised that there are children's books set in these kind of typefaces, though it's hard to think these kind of letters were used for children's books as they look so dark and kind of sinister.
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k1a2l3 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
<3
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avinansototo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
THANK YOU! This is awesome.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it.
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Schneeauge Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:
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g25driver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Danke
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PashaTotma Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thank you :+favlove:
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MishraFathom Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i may use this
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ReaperOfTheStyx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
This font would also look good for Third Reich documents!
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xchangminniex Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
thank u sooo much!!!
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ApartFromFear Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
LOL I am a metal musician and I have been looking for something like this for our digital album cover. Send me a message and I will send you a rough draft of what it will go into.
Thanks
AFF

Look us up: myspace.com/apartfromfear
Is this what you were think?
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Satanic-fishmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
not exactly the same as the calligraphy style but i can use it. i like the originality you put into it.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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brianscorchio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Awesome!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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brianscorchio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist
:)
The font was awesome. I like to type in it.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it.
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brianscorchio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist
:)
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sk8ordie97 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
I love your font so much I'm using it on my debut album
I'll link you the artwork when its done!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly!
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blackravendesign Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
This is definitely a very nice take on the blackletter style fonts. I don't use them too often, but when I do, I like to use one that is a little different, a little distorted or grungy even. Just so it stands out a little I guess.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I've done about 6 blackletter fonts on paper in the past but didn't really have the ability to actually make a font of it. Quite unfortunate, because there are a few among them that are quite beautiful.
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blackravendesign Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Yeah? Nice, well, perhaps one day in the future you may be able to create them, would be nice to see the creations.
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procul-harunc Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I think it's not ornamental enough for black metal. But it's cool anyway.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, Diploma is the most commonly used typeface in the Black Metal scene, and this one is based on Diploma. That's why I would see it as rather fitting for the Black Metal scene in particular. I however prefer to be more progressive and generally tend to avoid the use of blackletter typefaces.
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Raia-chan Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
This is gorgeous!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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