×5

×5 (pronounced Times Five) is a simple typeface, constructed from a 5 by 5 grid of squares. This concept is far from new: Web designers will remember Kottke’s Silkscreen, but examples can even be found in Bauhaus-era tiles. What makes this version different/special, is that the grid is used recursively to construct more complex structures. These structures are self-similar, and behave like fractals in that sense.

Also, other rules and variations can be introduced to create non-standard glyphs. These fall into two categories: static (red) and dynamic (blue). The static ones represent characters like ligatures and monograms that do not have a code point in the Unicode standard. The dynamic ones include extra algorithms in order to introduce principles of Nivan figures and randomness, et al.

Second power

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U+0021
#
U+0023
0
U+0030
1
U+0031
2
U+0032
3
U+0033
4
U+0034
5
U+0035
6
U+0036
7
U+0037
8
U+0038
9
U+0039
A
U+0041
B
U+0042
C
U+0043
D
U+0044
E
U+0045
F
U+0046
G
U+0047
H
U+0048
I
U+0049
J
U+004A
K
U+004B
L
U+004C
M
U+004D
N
U+004E
O
U+004F
P
U+0050
Q
U+0051
R
U+0052
S
U+0053
T
U+0054
U
U+0055
V
U+0056
W
U+0057
X
U+0058
Y
U+0059
Z
U+005A
■
U+25A0
♥
U+2665
22
22
Hb
Hb
LE
LE
LE
3TAU
N
N
rand()
rand()

Third power

!
EXCLAMATION MARK
#
NUMBER SIGN
0
DIGIT ZERO
1
DIGIT ONE
2
DIGIT TWO
3
DIGIT THREE
4
DIGIT FOUR
5
DIGIT FIVE
6
DIGIT SIX
7
DIGIT SEVEN
8
DIGIT EIGHT
9
DIGIT NINE
A
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A
B
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B
C
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER C
D
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D
E
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E
F
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER F
G
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G
H
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H
I
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I
J
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER J
K
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K
L
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER L
M
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER M
N
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N
O
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O
P
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER P
Q
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Q
R
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R
S
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S
T
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER T
U
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER U
V
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER V
W
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W
X
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X
Y
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Y
Z
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z
■
BLACK SQUARE
♥
BLACK HEART SUIT
22
22 Ligature
Hb
Hb Ligature
LE
LE Monogram
LE
Triple Tau
N
Nivan Power Figure
rand()
Random

Fourth power

!
#
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
■
♥
22
Hb
LE
LE
N

Examples

acjs.net
artficiallyintelligentdesignsystems.com
adhdadhdadhd-com