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Reactor

A 2020 creation for a very bold square oblique font reminiscent of many a computer and games advertisement in the 90s once the 70s magnetic-OCR styles just couldn’t cut it any longer. A very similar typeface adorned the Protovision advert that was the story catalyst in the movie WarGames.

I added two non-oblique versions to compliment this typeface as part of a set - Serif and Regular - however, they are both quite similar to the existing fonts in the collection - Tentacle and Precinct but these versions better align if you want a single smart style. These three styles work well in a variety of scenarios including text, prose, headings, and lists.

Additionally a “Zone” style gives the feeling of a stencil or reflected mountain landscape while “Leak” gives a particle-decay/shaded look. Both are best suited for headings or title screens.

Precinct

Another 2019 creation this has been sitting in the _Incomplete folder in one form or another it could be older. I believe Precinct 90 was the original the others fonts were based upon, the 90 referring to the right-angled corner that was removed, the 180 referring to two corners shaved and the 0 leaving it square on all corners.

The heights range from a zero variant to a tiny one and an “I can’t believe I went with 4 vertical pixels” bit variant. Overall it’s a similar concept to Sector but with a different final feel and look. The Precinct 180 variant feels like the typography on the side of a Blade Runner Police Spinner which led to the name Precinct.

All of these work well for titles and options screens and the 0 variants work quite well for large runs of text unlike the 180 variant.

Pitstop

Another 2005-2007 creation for the BASIN development tool, this time with a racing feel.

I wanted to do an LCD font, but 8x8 pixels is not enough to do it properly. As is often the case, there might be tricks for a similar feel.

This font uses some missing pixels to give an LCD/race board feel that makes it a popular choice for small runs of text, timers, lap times, and scoreboards.

Can be seen in Tea-Leaf Ted.

No Step

A 2021 third-attempt at a stencil font this one directly inspired by the USAF technical manual and sporting caps for both upper and lower (the latter being just 1 pixel shorter) for a serious look.

As is the case with decorative fonts great for titles and headings but stay away from prose, sentences and descriptions especially given this is also all-caps.