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On reviewing many of the fonts for publication as part of my ZX Origins collection I noticed a dearth of softer fonts and Cushion is an attempt to address that.
Soft curves are difficult on an 8x8 as you either take one pixel off a corner or three - the former can look square and the latter triangular. As always a combination of tricks such as reducing the length of the horizontal strokes can achieve a more desirable effect.
This font works great everywhere and is very pleasing to read.
I created this font as part of the BASIN package around 2006 to see just how bold you could go in an 8x8 grid while still making it readable.
The original release of this font had slightly taller upper-case with the lower-case shifted up one pixel to allow a small descender. I don’t feel it really worked very well and so the alphas have been reduced one pixel in height in this release to make it more readable.
The font is still quite readable despite the chunky bold nature and not harsh with friendly bubble-like curves. It works best for titles or short runs of text.
I designed this font in 2005 for the BASIN programming environment as a fun bubbly font much like the letters that adorned schoolbooks and pencil cases (and, occasionally, desks) in my youth.
Two variants are included, the thicker more square outline as well as a softer more rounded experience.
Both work well for titles when the outline color is darker than the background color.
I created this font in 2018 as a bubbly fun font that somehow reminded me of playing on the beach with friends. A short version was added in 2020 that keeps much of the original feel while dealing with descenders and vertical spacing a bit better.
It is mostly sans-serif with some subtle exceptions and chunky lower terminals and lower arms. This gives it quite a new refreshing feel for an 8x8 although a proportional renderer and an extra 1 pixel of vertical whitespace would make it shine.
This font works very well on title screens and could even work in a text adventure with custom font rendering to inject that extra line of space.