Posts tagged with aggressive

Altered Chrome

A 2019 production that tries to be more aggressive full of tech flair and sharp angles available in three weights.

This font works well on title screens and for short runs of text, status screens, menus, etc. Longer prose is harder to read. It would also look good with either a proportional renderer or one capable of rendering just 6 or 7 pixels wide.

Torment

A 2020 BASIN production with a sharp aggressive type with pointed vertical strokes.

It works quite well as titles and headings and can be readable in short runs of text with generous vertical spacing.

Fatality

I designed this font in 2018 in BASIN drawing inspiration from my memory of Mortal Kombat (hence the name).

Like my Tentacle Font my memory of what the font was versus what Googled screenshots are quite different (the arcade font is thicker, rounder and more decaying depending on what version and text you’re looking at). Mostly this font is more of the style of the FIGHT! message.

Still, this font looks great on title screens and even works okay for text adventures at a pinch.

Deaf Metal

Yet another font I created for the BASIN package around 2006 that wasn’t so much designed as burst forth as metal music should.

The glyphs are overly bold, angular, and overtly aggressive. I revised a few of them since the 2006 release to fix some height issues with some of the lower-case letters.

The final result works better for large runs of text than you’d expect given the style but it works best used sparingly.

In 2020 I added a new attempt at the style. It’s an interesting different take using small caps for lower-case and is actually based on the square version which was itself an attempt at Soviet poster typography.