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Compression

I drew these fonts back in the day and I’m not sure I ever published them before probably because the limitations of 4 pixel wide fonts mean that you don’t get much originality. There are plenty of other fonts out there like this including the Spectrum Tasword font as well as Screen-80 and Highspeed80

The idea with these fonts is you use a renderer that can draw half-width to double the amount of text you can display on-screen. For a Commodore 60 that would be 80 characters, for a Spectrum that would give you 64.

The fonts are available in regular, short and tall variants as well as a square version of each.

The simulated usage samples below only support 8x8 mono-spaced fonts and so do not show the intended usage of this typeface.

Can be seen in Scroll of the Time Lords.

Chest Burster

I created this font around 2006 as a resource for the BASIN development tool.

The inspiration is taken from, as its name would suggest, the scant few letters in the logo for the movie Aliens.

This font is very readable although the generous spacing between characters can make it hard to read for large blocks of text. That could easily be addressed by a proportional font renderer or even just rendering the left most 6 pixels of each glyph.

Can be seen in Main Course: The Retro Cut.

Carton

I created this font in 2018 although I’ve forgotten the inspiration entirely. A bold style was added in 2020.

The style is similar in but not quite as wide, with cleaner more defined edges taking some artistic liberties with diagonal lines.

It is clear and easy to read and comes with a ‘Tall Caps’ variant that effectively provides a tiny drop-caps when used alongside lower case letters.