Posts tagged with aggressive - page 2

Shuriken

A mid-2020 font that needed a bit of a push over the line to make it work. Angular and sharp with overshoots and pointed serifs.

The font is very easy to read on titles and menus and can be used for body copy at a pinch. It is certainly more readable than many other aggressive/horror-themed fonts.

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.

Can be seen in HELL YEAH!.

BowAndArrow

I designed this font in 2019 in BASIN as a very bold and angular font.

It works great for titles and headings and descriptive prose providing the screen isn’t too fuzzy.