Posts in category serif - page 2

Mutual

Created in mid-2019 as a different take on a serif font that exploits the full width and some additional flourishes.

It works well for all types of text. An additional one pixel of vertical spacing would help the font breathe.

ZX Benguiat

I created this font in 2019 in BASIN as an adaptation of the ITC Benguiat typeface.

Benguiat was heavily used in the 80s on Stephen King novels, “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, and Star Trek shows and most recently made a headline appearance as the red neon logo in Netflix’s love letter to the 80s - Stranger Things.

Adapting this particular typeface into 8x8 was quite the challenge and it went through many many iterations at one point I almost caved and considered dropping lower-case but I’ve always felt that’s a total cheat. Thankfully it got to the point I felt more confident and showed a screenshot to professional font designer David Jonathan Ross of Input, Fit and Font of the Month fame he guessed it was Benguiat first time.

Mission accomplished.

This font works great for titles, text, and prose and also still looks great with a regular mono-space renderer.

ZX Times

The Times font, and especially its more recent Times New Roman update, are ubiquitous being standard on pretty much every platform under the sun.

Designing this font in 2018 the challenge was developing a bold serif in 8x8 that didn’t just look like a generic bold serif but retained the style of Times. Between the oval 0, the double-story g and subtle contrasts on angled lines.

The font works well in many scenarios where you want a bold, formal look.

Can be seen in Corey Coolbrew.

ZX Sierra Quest

I love point ‘n click adventures and so seeing early Sierra’s King’s Quest lately put me on a mission to squeeze one into the 8x8 grid.

The majority of the characters just fit so really this job was just about squeezing in those pesky descenders.

This font works well for anything you can throw at it and a proportional renderer would be the icing on a cake.

Can be seen in Day of the Sleigh.