Posts in category sans-serif - page 5

ZX Maverick

I ran into the FF Maverick on signage at Science World in Vancouver and had to take a photo of for later identification.

In 2019 I attempted an 8x8 pixel version, but it required a fair bit of back and forth until I found something I feel captured the spirit of it.

This typeface, despite the flair on capitals and numerics, is easy to read. Partly this is thanks to the 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.

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

This 2020 font takes inspiration from Defender of the Crown on the Amiga. I’d created a TrueType version of reproduction of that a while back.

By taking cues from 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.

I added semi-bold and bold variants in early 2021.