Posts tagged with formal - page 2

Cabaret

Another 2020 started-and-published font that came from getting into the feel of the 1930s watching Hercule Poirot.

This font is tall with expansive open counters, and the 8x8 has severely limited ascenders and descenders as a consequence. It is available in regular, semi-bold, and bold weights, as well as a proportionally-optimized FZX version.

This typeface works well for titles, prose, and lists where a 1930s feel is desired.

Mutual

Created in mid-2019 as a different take on a serif font that exploits the full width and some additional flourishes.

It works well for all types of text. An additional one pixel of vertical spacing would help the font breathe.

ZX Times

The Times New Roman typeface is ubiquitous, being default fonts installed on pretty much every platform under the sun.

Designing this typeface in 2018, the challenge was developing a bold serif in 8x8 that didn’t just look like a generic bold serif but retained the style of Times. Between the oval 0, the double-story “g” and subtle contrasts on angled lines.

The font works well in many scenarios where you want a bold, formal look.

It features in Corey Coolbrew.

ZX Courier

Commissioned by IBM in 1955 for use on their typewriters, Courier soon became a de-facto standard on typewriters and screenplays. It successfully made the jump to graphical user interfaces with the advent of TrueType after a slow start as a bitmap font.

I created this font around 2006 as part of the BASIN package, which required some fonts for people to use in their apps and games but was cleaned up in 2018 to make it feel more distinctly Courier and less a generic mono-spaced serif.

The monospace design of the original makes it work quite well on the Spectrum with even spacing. It works well for title, information and blocks of text and gives a smart feel that does not feel as dated as Courier does on modern platforms.