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The font is a fresh creation from 2020 that started as playing with one letter in another font that ended up going in a different direction, then splitting the font off and redoing all the other glyphs in the new style. That tends to happen quite a lot these days.

The oblique is a nice angle, implies some speed and punch, while the soft tail off the top left gives it a bit of flair and playfulness. It’s almost like an oblique version of Mach4, I guess.

It’s not too bad for long runs of text, but the spacing may be too off-putting unless you can drop in a proportional renderer.

Pixharmonix

I designed this font around 2006 as a resource for the BASIN development tool, inspired by the Harmonix font.

This font is one of the few where I did not create a proper lower case - they are just less bold versions of the caps. I consider upper-case only fonts a cheat, but I’m going to let this one pass. This style does not lend itself to lower-case at all.

It works well for very short runs, titles, menus and the usual adornments.

Labyrinth

I designed this font in 2019 and for a moment I thought I had re-created Rosand but while both have those tight corners and interesting gaps they don’t share much else in common and so here it is as a separate typeface.

It works great for titles and lists and can be used for runs of text provided they are short with a good color scheme.

Isofell

I created this font back in 2005-2006 for BASIN and it’s one of the more unusual.

The letters look like they’ve been either been rotated 30’ or been re-plotted onto an isometric grid - hence the name.

This font is hard to read but could be fun on pop-ups for sound effects - KAPOW! - or short bursts on title screens. If you use it for anything more than that … well… you’re asking for complaints!