bianzhidai (2.0)
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bianzhidai 2.0 is ready!
Now available at Velvetyne Type Foundry(velvetyne.fr) and notyourtype foundry(notyourtype.nl)

bianzhidai is a font inspired by ASCII art shading character and 编织袋 (woven plastic bags). Initially constructed in GDC (glyphdrawingclub, made by @heikkiveikko and Ian Tuomi), BianZhiDai thrives in color, especially when you experiment with different fill/stroke combinations. Its modular nature, developed in Glyphs, allows for endless customization. Try it, play with it, and make it yours.

What’s new in the update?

bianzhidai 2.0 is an updated version, which is intended to provide a stead(ier) structure for the characters, more decorative/playful styles and (slightly) enhanced readbility. With ten styles: Base, Cube, Stitches, Ring, Pearl, Bubble, Messy, Messier, Brush, and Cloud. (Hooo, long list...) There is an additional 4 styles for a layered color font: bianzhidai_COLR back, side, front and hightlight.

Hope you will enjoy it! ٩(◕‿◕。)۶

Designer:
Xiaoyuan Gao

Distribution:
Velvetyne Type Foundry

Year: 2023

Designer: Xiaoyuan Gao

12 styles

Xiaoyuan Gao (She/Her) is a Rotterdam-based freelance graphic designer, image-maker, type designer and the initiator of “notyourtype foundry”. In her practice, she loves experimenting with unconventional approaches to type design and typesetting. She sees type design (making custom characters into a font file) as making a tool for typing, just like a customised typewriter. She also enjoys creating visuals out of found images , which allows her to combine typography and imagery in playful ways.

If you'd like to support Xiaoyuan in operating the NotYourType foundry, assisting FLINTA designers in publishing their type design work, and contributing to open-source type design, please consider making a donation via
This PayPal Link. Thank you! <3

Contact Xiaoyuan Gao



bianzhidai is under SIL Open Font License

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Sizes preview

base
cube
pearl
ring
stitches
brush
messy
bubble
messier
cloud
gray
rgb

320px

Hi Love

160px

base

120px

base

90px

I LOVE YOU!(O_O)

40px

bianzhidai

60px

bianzhidai

90px

bianzhidai

120px

bianzhidai ss01 narrow

Glyphset