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Protractor

I designed this font in 2018 in BASIN as an experiment.

What do you get when you try to make a font with extreme angles in an 8x8? Well, a lot of compromise for sure but that’s always par for the course.

A tight, condensed font that looks pretty cool for titles and very short runs of text.

Primary Target

The font is a fresh creation from 2020 that started as playing with one letter in another font that ended up going in a different direction, then splitting the font off and redoing all the other glyphs in the new style. That tends to happen quite a lot these days.

The oblique is a nice angle, implies some speed and punch, while the soft tail off the top left gives it a bit of flair and playfulness. It’s almost like an oblique version of Mach4, I guess.

It’s not too bad for long runs of text, but the spacing may be too off-putting unless you can drop in a proportional renderer.

Precinct

Another 2019 creation this has been sitting in the _Incomplete folder in one form or another it could be older. I believe Precinct 90 was the original the others fonts were based upon, the 90 referring to the right-angled corner that was removed, the 180 referring to two corners shaved and the 0 leaving it square on all corners.

The heights range from a zero variant to a tiny one and an “I can’t believe I went with 4 vertical pixels” bit variant. Overall it’s a similar concept to Sector but with a different final feel and look. The Precinct 180 variant feels like the typography on the side of a Blade Runner Police Spinner which led to the name Precinct.

All of these work well for titles and options screens and the 0 variants work quite well for large runs of text unlike the 180 variant.

Pixharmonix

I designed this font around 2006 as a resource for the BASIN development tool and was inspired by the Harmonix font.

This is one of the very few fonts where I did not create a proper lower case - they are just less bold versions of the caps. I consider upper-case only fonts a cheat but I’m going to let this one pass. This style is just very difficult to get a lower case out of.