Posts in category sans-serif - page 4

Altered Chrome

A 2019 production that that is aggressive, full of tech flair, and available in three weights.

This font works well on title screens, short runs of text, status screens, menus, etc. Longer prose is harder to read. It would look better with either a proportional renderer or one capable of rendering just 6 or 7 pixels wide.

Raven

I created this font in 2020 with a little bit of inspiration from Defender of the Crown on the Amiga that I’d done a TrueType version of reproduction of a while back. I added semi-bold and bold variants in early 2021.

Taking the cues of a narrow old-style I set out to create something from scratch that was also taller with a different approach to flourishes and angles.

It works very well for all on-screen scenarios but a proportional renderer or 6-pixel wide renderer would do it the most justice.

SnowBunni

I started these fonts in 2018 as very separate creations with different names. As I refined a couple of them they started to fit better together and I eventually decided to unify them into a single set.

This font works great everywhere you want generous spacing and would look even more awesome with a proportional renderer.

ZX Palm

The original Palm Pilot went on sale in March 1996 and sported 128kb of RAM, a 16Mhz Motorola MC68328 processor, and a tiny 160x160 monochrome display. Such a low-res display necessitated a small bitmap font and the 16MHz CPU meant they could easily take advantage of proportional rendering to squeeze even more on-screen.

The crispy clean font they came up with remained unchanged through many years of Palm’s success across many devices until the platform moved to Windows CE.

I recreated the font using BASIN and it is almost identical except for a few tweaks to the descenders. Both the normal weight and the bold weight have been transposed but to take full advantage out of this font you should use a proportional renderer such as FZX.