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Eclipse

A 2006 creation once again for BASIN this time taking the idea of a solar eclipse to fonts and filling in all the counters. The style was quite popular in the 80s with Electronic Arts using a similar thing for their EOA logo.

This font like all no-counter fonts is very hard to read and should be used sparingly for titles.

Datel Tribute

I designed this font some time back in the 90s using Artist II as a tribute to the font used by Datel Electronics on their products and ads (they used something less extreme by the time they became a 16-bit Action Replay only shop).

I subsequently found out the font is STOP created in 1971 by Italian type designer Aldo Novares. There is quite a variance as I only had the letters in Datel’s ads to go by and even then it was a bit of a liberal interpretation.

A second “Replay” variant was added in 2019 and a “Tron” variant that uses the Tron: Uprising style of capitals later in 2020.

The font works well for titles and is also usable for small runs of text/lists.

Can be seen in Astronaut Labyrinth.

Conapt

I love observing typography in the real world and building signage is one of my favorites with a special place for Neutra, Clarendon, and Century Gothic.

My first attempt at this - again in BASIN this year (2019) - looked very much like my other sans so I took a second stab this time at a futuristic one and it came out rather well. The name - Conapt - is taken from Condo and Apartment joined together which has been used in various sci-fi movies as their name for compact housing and it has a distinct Blade Runner feel.

I tweaked the font in 2020 to correct some alignment and style issues (r,x,V etc) and added the semi-bold and bold weights.

This font works well for titles and lists as well as long blocks of futuristic prose.

Babyteeth

Baby Teeth was designed by Milton Glaser in 1964, inspired by a hand-painted sign in Mexico City. Glaser used the design for his famous Bob Dylan poster in 1966.

No official digital version exists, but I hope this 8x8 bitmap interpretation lets some of the flavors of the original shine through.

It works well for titles and dialog screens, but paragraphs of text should be avoided.