Posts in category sans-serif - page 6

You Squared

This font started as You Square in 2006’s BASIN as a simple digital square font. It later received a bold weight and finally a wide variant too.

All three work well for titles, prose and lists and the combination of three styles allows for some mix and match variation.

Truffle Shuffle

A 2006 BASIN creation that’s unashamedly bold and a little reminiscent of many a cover tape back in the day.

Not too much to say about this one - it’s super-simple and bold with little in the way of flourishes and works for titles and can be used for dialog and prose although it can get a bit hard to read in descriptive text adventures.

Can be seen in Quahappy.

Specmatic

This font originally designed in 2006 for BASIN saw some tweaks for the 2019 release. It was designed to look sleek, angular, and industrial.

One advantage of having these simulated screenshots is they help with design, spacing, and consistency which is all but impossible inside most bitmap font editors.

This update sees revisions to !Ii3 to iron out some inconsistencies. It works well for short and long runs of text where you want something that feels fast, industrial or mechanical without being too in-your-face.

Revelation

A 2019 BASIN production that went exploring the gap between my hand-written styles (Journey, Marais, Homestead) and humanist sans (Envious, Magic 5) etc. As my own handwriting is somewhat of a print this resonated well with me and I was pleased with the result.

This font can be used for titles but looks best for long sentences of prose and would work well in a first-person text adventure. Given the small size of the text it would also benefit from a proportional text renderer.