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Jam

I thought I’d covered most of the over-bold uneven styles I could in previous fonts but this one goes extreme in a top-heavy way and managed to pull off something a little different.

It works well for headlines and title screens although the WMm and w can be very tight and a proportional render can really help there.

Golden Air

Air America was an airline from 1950 through the 1970s that looked to all appearances to be a regular airline. In reality, it was covertly-owned by the US Government for CIA operations to access places the US Military could not. Employee William G. Sherman took courses in typography drafting and created an entire typeface based on their logo. Much later, his son reached out to the Internet in turning that typeface into a digital version, and Aaron Bell of Saja Typeworks took up the task.

As well as adding a somewhat complimentary lower-case I created a semi-bold, bold and “Rangers” variant that adds serifs for a more military look. They all work well for most types of usage, with the upper-case standing out the most.

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 flavour, if not the flourish and grace of the original.