Posts tagged with 5-wide

Yaroze

A 2021 font constrained to 5-pixels wide with angles, attitude and overhanging curves and 26 of those dashing small-caps.

The name is courtesy of Sony’s PlayStation 1 hobbyist dev kit Net Yaroze although, it draws no inspiration for the style from that.

It works well for titles and lists and, you can use it for shorter runs of text too. The small-caps are easy to read but still a little jarring to read in large quantities.

Runed

Runes predate our Latin based alphabet and directly informed and influenced it in many ways. Many of the earlier ones are not too recognizable but taking the Anglo-Saxon runes and a bunch of liberties.

The result is something quite readable by modern eyes even on low-resolutions screens.

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.