Posts tagged with 1920s

Cabaret

Another 2020 started-and-published font that came from getting into the feel of the 1930s watching Hercule Poirot.

This font is tall with expansive open counters, and the 8x8 has severely limited ascenders and descenders as a consequence. It is available in regular, semi-bold, and bold weights, as well as a proportionally-optimized FZX version.

This typeface works well for titles, prose, and lists where a 1930s feel is desired.

Stars

I designed this font in 2006 for BASIN as an attempt to do a font with stars, and sparkle. Instead it became a 1920s-style Broadway font as if it was illuminated by light bulbs. Oh well, stars of a different kind.

A square variant was added in 2020.

It works surprisingly well on sharp displays however some of the tiny detail will likely get lost on CRT if that is your intended audience and it might just look washed out there.

Emmaline

I’d already done Broadwary and two variants of Cinema - why another 20s art-deco font? Well, the simple reason is I don’t think either of them shows enough flair.

Created in 2019 this font contains more brazen curves and angles and is much more aligned with the actual ‘Broadway’ font created in the 1920s. It’s my favorite of the three and the extra bold heavy version is quite extreme. There’s also a more restrained bold and an open variant included too.

It works well for everything from prose and dialog through to titles and lists.

Cinema

I drew this font sometime around 2006 for BASIN, initially named Cinemax, before discovering it was a trademark. So here it is back again with a much more generic name.

Inspired by the 1920s art-deco movement, it takes a common modern approach to the curves and lines to better adapt to the constraints of 8x8.

This style of typeface has always been quite popular in 8-bit games and can be seen in many text adventures. The mix of bold and non-bold stems allows for space to play with while also packing in style.