Posts tagged with contrast - page 3

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, initially named Cinemax, before discovering it 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 common modern approach to the curves and lines to better adapt to the constraints of 8x8.

This style of typeface has always been quite popular in 8-bit games and can be seen in many text adventures. The mix of bold and non-bold stems allows for 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 in a pinch.

Can be seen in Yazzie.