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Stepper

Stepper motors are fascinating devices and not just because they control floppy drives. Anyhow here’s a 2020 BASIN production that has lots of steps all over the angles on a font.

It is available in a regular and a bold weight and has a variant where some pixels have been cut out of the joins like some kind of agressive ink trap.

JumpZone

An early 2020 effort that went through a few iterations having been originally inspired by the open contours of the Xenon II logo from the legendary game by The Bitmap Brothers.

The font looks pretty great on an LCD and is readable for titles and lists but is a stretch for long runs of text. I’m interested to know how it looks on a CRT - it could either blur enough that the open counters just look light or it could become an unreadable mess. It probably depends very much on the quality of the CRT and the connection (RGB should be okay, composite probably not). The yellow/cyan fringing on the Spectrum could play real havoc with this one.

The darker “full” variant has more weight to it and might work better in some fuzzy environments.

Neoflow

This font was sitting around in this finished state for many months. Normally fonts stick around because they need work but this one was because I kept wanting it to fit with another font or wait until I had another font to go with it to form a family. Neither happened, it just is its own thing.

It has the one-side weighted style of a number of fonts I’ve done like Reactor, takes on an angle but then flows through like pieces of neon tubing.

It is quite hard to read so use sparingly on titles.

Streetdoc

I think I started this font in 2019 and polished it off some time in 2020. It sat unfished for quite some time as I was reluctant to publish fonts with no lowercase which somewhat constrains what can be done when you don’t have adequate space for ascenders or descenders.

With the release of Localhost and Valour which both use smaller caps to avoid this limitation I’ve got over it and moved on. This design actually works quite well and is the sort of type I’d expect to find on a Shadowrun universe medical van or other road transport.

It doesn’t work too badly for long blocks of text but if you set an adventure game in it don’t be surprised when they call for your head.