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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.

Computing 60s

I designed this font back in 2006 in BASIN as a tribute to advertisements for computers in the late 60s and early 70s.

Doubtlessly inspired by the magnetic OCR style fonts, it deviated by replacing the unsightly blobs with bold sections that ran to the nearest edge to give it a smoother feel. The most likely actual typeface used for these ads was probably Countdown

This font works great for titles and small runs of text, and at a stretch, you can use it even for low-density text adventures.

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 typeface is available in regular, short, and tall variants. A square version of each is also provided.

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

Can be seen in Scroll of the Time Lords.

Carton

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

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

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