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Star Ranger

The font is a fresh creation from 2019 with inspiration out of nowhere. A few letters in it took a life of its own as it wraps and sparkles with a futuristic flair.

This font works well for small sequences of text that require a unique futuristic stylized feel.

It is not recommended for large blocks of text or on low-fidelity displays.

Plotter

As a child, I had terrible handwriting, and so I was drawn to the flatbed plotter at my school that would grasp a pen and then precisely draw gorgeously legible letters. I designed this font back in the 80s in The Artist II on my Spectrum +3 as a tribute to that device - our school’s PlotMate attached to a BBC Micro.

I ported this font to Windows and further refined it into Envy Code A. That led to Envy Code B, which in turn inspired Envy Code R. I also dusted it off in 2005 for the BASIN package and created a ‘Plotter 2005’ variant and a bold weight. The 2019 version takes a little from either, tweaks it and then unifies the style with the bold weight.

Both weights are easy to read, clean, and work in all scenarios.

Can be seen in Little Mouse Adventure, Escape From Dinosaur Island, Scout’s Honour.

Plato

Serif fonts have often been challenging in 8x8, and I’m always trying to see if I can do something new.

I love the font Palatino, and Trajan has a certain charm too - despite Hollywood overusing it.

Taking a few cues from both, I came up with a serif that’s a little different from the others with open counters, long tails, and subtle angles that hardly does the source material justice but still looks authoritative within the constraints.

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.