Posts tagged with angular - page 2

Quickshot

The inspiration for this name, I believe, came from an advert for the QuickShot joystick. I can no longer find the source to confirm that.

It is a hard, sharp, and angular bold font that works well for titles and short runs of text. It can be used for longer runs with some careful usage.

Striker

An early 2020 release that has sat languishing for some time before publication. There’s some similarity with Reynolds which has held it back but when you look at screenshots in both there’s quite a subtle difference in the font size and choices in edges and letterforms.

While Reynolds would look nice on the side of a starship this one would look better on a crate or munition in a sci-fi environment. It works quite well on lists and information screens. The bold variant works okay for prose as well but the lighter weights feel too stretched for comfortable reading.

Anchovy

I designed this font in 2020 as a tribute to the DALEK font used in the 1964 Dr. Who tie-in Dalek Book. The font rose in popularity, with Cesar’s Palace adopting it for their logo sometime later. The DALEK font did not include a lower-case, so I improvised there based on the cues in the upper case and numerics.

It works surprisingly well in an 8x8, given the angles and flair, although extensive use would be challenging to read. It is best left to Aztec-inspired titles and headings.

Localhost

This font has been sitting in my incomplete folder for probably well over a year. I couldn’t decide what to do with it. It looks different enough from my other fonts but is also quite inconsistent. Attempts at making it more consistent resulted in a complete loss of flavor.

I showed this to a couple of people at the Seattle Retro Computing meetup - one guy there was specifically interested in 8x8 fonts for a SEGA Master System game he’s creating and they both liked it so… here it is along with an additional bold-variant.

It works pretty well in all scenarios, as with a lot of these fonts a proportional renderer would make it shine.