Posts in category sans-serif - page 3

Striker

An early 2020 release that has sat languishing for some time before publication. There’s some similarity with Reynolds which has held it back but when you look at screenshots in both there’s quite a subtle difference in the font size and choices in edges and letterforms.

While Reynolds would look nice on the side of a starship this one would look better on a crate or munition in a sci-fi environment. It works quite well on lists and information screens. The bold variant works okay for prose as well but the lighter weights feel too stretched for comfortable reading.

Lapse

Formula 1 is a fantastic exhilarating sport and I was very much a fan in my youth. Seeing the Formula 1 docudrama on Netflix with my kids got us into it again and I very much appreciated their latest logo and typeface.

As always whether I could do this justice in an 8x8 is the challenge. Given that I already have Orbiter and Submerged as very open wide rounded-corner typefaces whether it would be unique another was another concern. It’s quite a subtle shift between the two but the extra curves and that distinctive lower-case “a” make it almost worth it but when combined with a bunch of weights and widths it makes for a distinctive set when you need some variance.

It works well for titles, lists, and info screens. Large blocks of prose can be difficult to read without fine-tuning the spacing with a custom renderer or using one of the narrower widths.

ZX Maverick

I ran into the FF Maverick on signage at Science World in Vancouver and had to take a snap to later identify.

In 2019 I had a go at doing an 8x8 pixel version but it required a fair bit of back and forth until I found something I feel captured the spirit of the original.

This typeface despite having plenty of flair on the capitals and numerics is quite easy to read thanks to the more restrained lower-case glyphs. It works well in all scenarios where you want a modern-looking bold font.

Insigbyte

A 2006 production that shipped with BASIN back then but was overlooked in the ZX Origins project.

Now with some minor tweaks this serif-with-flourishes font give a nice clean look with a bit more style than a plain sans while still being readable.

It works well for titles and long runs of text with capital letters that shine.