Posts tagged with 80s

Reflections

Another production for the 2006 BASIN development package originally named “Mark of Polish” but renamed “Reflections” to better suit the look.

It is inspired by the 1980s love for polished letters reflecting back the landscape adorning adverts, title screens and the side of monster trucks. I was pleasantly surprised this worked as well as it did given the size constraints and obvious lack of color available.

Best suited for titles, menus and lists with the right levels of contrast it can also work for full sentences and paragraphs. With a custom renderer you could position this text half way between vertical cells and color the top cyan and the bottom half yellow or green for the ultimate 80s chrome.

Can be seen in RoboBro.

Orbiter

I designed this font in 2019 using BASIN as a tribute to 80s NASA and the typography that adorned the iconic Space Shuttle.

While the shuttles no longer take to the skies their imagery is inspiring to this day.

This typeface works well for both titles and large runs of text although a couple of the more extreme stylizations like the A might confuse in some scenarios. Having both a bold and non-bold gives a few extra options.