Posts tagged with bubble

Quasar

A 2021 release of a design that had been sitting around for a while - at least since 2020 perhaps earlier - that never felt quite done or right. I eventually decided to just release the font anyway and in doing so tried to think of a name and decided that a spacey-name would be good which led to me remembering the Battlestar Galactica logo which has a similar theme.

At that point I simply moved around where the gaps on each letter were to be more in tune with the Battlestar logo instead of the seemingly-random decisions I had made previously… and that worked in pulling the font together.

It works nicely for titles and headings but please stay away from anything longer than a few words and use sparingly. If you want a more readable spacey-type theme check out some of my alternatives from the collection that also share a space theme.

Anarchist

I’d played around with doing a heavier bubblier version of Beachball that didn’t come out how I wanted, so when I spotted an Amiga Demo by the group Anarchy featuring a bubbly heavy weighted text, I was hooked.

Originally this started as a blanket copy, but their font was a mix of upper and lower case letters. I positioned the upper-styled and lower-styled ones to their rightful positions and then designed glyphs to fill the gaps. I think this font has merit but isn’t an original creation given it takes ~36 characters as-is from Igor of Anarchy’s original 1990 design.

This font shines in a variety of scenarios but, at a minimum, needs an extra vertical line between rows of text. You can also mix upper and lower case to great effect.

I later created a shorter version of this font which still retains most of the feel. It eliminates the need for a custom renderer and provides the necessary line to breathe itself.

Bubblegum

I designed this font in 2005 for the BASIN programming environment as a fun, bubbly font, much like the letters that adorned schoolbooks and pencil cases (and, occasionally, desks) in my youth.

Two variants are included: the thicker, square outline as well as a softer, rounded experience.

Both work well for titles when the outline color is darker than the background color.