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Anchovy

I designed this font in 2020 as a tribute to the DALEK font used in the 1964 Dr. Who tie-in Dalek Book. The font rose in popularity, with Cesar’s Palace adopting it for their logo sometime later. The DALEK font did not include a lower-case, so I improvised there based on the cues in the upper case and numerics.

It works surprisingly well in an 8x8, given the angles and flair, although extensive use would be challenging to read. It is best left to Aztec-inspired titles and headings.

ZX Venice

If I had a cent for every time I’ve gazed upon one of Susan Kare’s fonts and felt inspired…

This font attempts to capture the essence of her iconic Venice 14pt typeface and squeeze it down to 8x8 with some mixed results. It captures the feel but unlike many other 8x8 conversions this one had to take quite an artistic license to cram it in. It captures some of the flavor if not the flourish and grace of the original.

Clipper

A 2020 design that goes with a squared-off angular bold look that still manages to look different - is somewhat the opposite bolding of my Trouble font with some alternative takes in places.

The font works well on lists and titles. Screens can be readable for prose on decent quality displays.

SquareWolf

I designed this font in 2019 but didn’t polish it up until 2020. I’d held back expecting to create some different variant or for some other font to otherwise intersect into a typeface but it never happened.

The font works quite well for futuristic styled games when used sparingly - large paragraphs of text can however be hard to read given the limited x-height.