Posts tagged with arts

Cabaret

Another 2020 started-and-published font that came from getting into the feel of the 1930 watching Hercule Poirot.

This font is tall with wide open counters and the 8x8 has severely limited ascenders and descenders as a consequence. It is available in regular, semi bold and bold weights as well as a proportionally-optimized FZX version.

This typeface works well for titles, prose, and lists where a 1930s feel is desired.

Emmaline

I’d already done Broadwary and two variants of Cinema - why another 20s art-deco font? Well, the simple reason is I don’t think either of them shows enough flair.

Created in 2019 this font contains more brazen curves and angles and is much more aligned with the actual ‘Broadway’ font created in the 1920s. It’s my favorite of the three and the extra bold heavy version is quite extreme. There’s also a more restrained bold and an open variant included too.

It works well for everything from prose and dialog through to titles and lists.

Cinema

I drew this font sometime around 2006 for BASIN and it was originally called Cinemax before I realized that name was a trademark. So here it is back again with a much more generic name.

Inspired by the 1920s art-deco movement it takes a modern regular approach to the curves and lines in order to better adapt to the constraints of 8x8.

This style of typeface has always been quite popular in 8-bit games and can be found in many text adventures as the mix of bold and non-bold stems give more space to play with while also packing in style.

Broadwary

I designed this font in 2006 for BASIN as Broadway and later renamed it Broadwary after finding out a font was already called Broadway created in 1927 although they are quite a bit different.

It is similar in concept to the 1920s art-deco fonts associated with shows but far thicker and with reduced height.

It works okay for titles and headings and can be used for paragraphs at a pinch.

Can be seen in Yazzie.