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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, inspired by the Harmonix font.

This font is one of the few 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 does not lend itself to lower-case at all.

It works well for very short runs, titles, menus and the usual adornments.

Pitstop

Another 2005-2007 creation for the BASIN development tool, this time with a racing feel.

I wanted to do an LCD font, but 8x8 pixels is not enough to do it properly. As is often the case, there might be tricks for a similar feel.

This font uses some missing pixels to give an LCD/race board feel that makes it a popular choice for small runs of text, timers, lap times, and scoreboards.

Can be seen in Tea-Leaf Ted.