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ZX Times

The Times New Roman typeface is ubiquitous, being default fonts installed on pretty much every platform under the sun.

Designing this typeface 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.

It features in Corey Coolbrew.

ZX System X3

I created this font in 2019 using BASIN based upon the System X3 font by Paul Prue. It takes the magnetic ‘bump’ concept and shifts it to unusual places with extra dots and unexpected curves and lines. The result is something quite aggressive and bold.

It works well for titles and small amounts of options and list screens. It is unsuitable for large runs of text or prose.

ZX Sierra Quest

I love point ‘n click adventures and, seeing Sierra’s Quest for Glory recently put me on a mission to squeeze one into the 8x8 grid.

The majority of the characters just fit. This font 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.

This typeface stars in Day of the Sleigh.

ZX SEMI

SEMI is an OCR font designed by SEMI.ORG for use in character recognition on printed circuit boards in 2006.

I made this liberal bitmap-only 8x8 adaptation after somebody requested it on one of the Spectrum forums. It takes more than a few cues from OCR-A but goes off in its own direction.

The actual font is upper-case only, so I’ve had to imagine what the lower-case would be like in-order to provide a full usable set.

This font works surprisingly well for most use cases.