Posts tagged with 60s

Joshua

This is a 2020 port of my previously proportional FontStruct font WarGames-OpenCredits which is based on the opening credits of the 1983 hacker movie WarGames.

Despite using small-caps for the lower-case it is quite readable and can work well in the right prose-light setting.

Golden Air

Air America was an airline from 1950 through the 1970s that looked to all appearances to be a regular airline but was in fact covertly owned bny the US Government for CIA operations to access places the US Military could not. Employee William G. Sherman took courses in typography drafting and created an entire typeface based on their logo. Much later his son reached out to the Internet in turning that typeface into a digital version and Aaron Bell of Saja Typeworks took up the task.

As well as adding a somewhat complimentary lower-case I created a semi-bold, bold and “Rangers” variant that adds serifs for a more military look. They all work quite well for most types of text however the upper-case really stands out best.

Magnetic

I designed this font back in the late 80s on the Spectrum using Artist II and this ‘futuristic’ style has long been a staple of games and is one of the more generic-looking magnetic-reader influenced types.

The font works okay for large runs of text and great for titles, dialog boxes and pop-ups although some of the other styles of this I’ve worked on offer more a more unique take on this (see the consider section for those)

Gemini

I designed this font in 2019 using BASIN as an interpretation of the circa-1965 font ‘Gemini Computer’.

While heavily influenced by magnetic fonts of the time it isn’t designed as such and instead takes on a strong aggressive use of blocks to achieve a style that breaks away from the oft-used “futuristic” MOCR style fonts.

This font works surprisingly well for long runs of text like adventure games and has a somewhat chaotic futuristic feel.

A second variant has been added called ‘Gemini Radar’ that echos the last column of pixels one offset off to give an ‘echo’ feel. Use this sparingly.