Posts tagged with fun

ZX Baveuse

A fresh in 2021 production of Baveuse by prolific type designer Raymond Larabie and is probably most well known as being the typeface used in the animated TV show Archer.

I’d done a handful of heavily-weighted top and bottom fonts (see the consider section to the side), but although Clipper was probably the closest, it was quite far away from this design in terms of look and feel.

The upper-case and lower-case are often the same in both glyphs, but sometimes the vertical-weight is a little less on the lower case. I’ve also had to deviate from the original in a few places like the G to squeeze something usable out of the limited pixel grid.

I think it works well for all kinds of scenarios, and prose is easy to read even though the alphabet is a mix of upper and lower-case glyphs.

Clipper

A 2020 design that goes with a squared-off angular bold look that still manages to look different - is somewhat the opposite bolding of my Trouble font with some alternative takes in places.

The font works well on lists and titles. Screens can be readable for prose on decent quality displays.

Anarchist

I’d played around with doing a heavier bubblier version of Beachball that didn’t come out how I wanted, so when I spotted an Amiga Demo by the group Anarchy featuring a bubbly heavy weighted text, I was hooked.

Originally this started as a blanket copy, but their font was a mix of upper and lower case letters. I positioned the upper-styled and lower-styled ones to their rightful positions and then designed glyphs to fill the gaps. I think this font has merit but isn’t an original creation given it takes ~36 characters as-is from Igor of Anarchy’s original 1990 design.

This font shines in a variety of scenarios but, at a minimum, needs an extra vertical line between rows of text. You can also mix upper and lower case to great effect.

I later created a shorter version of this font which still retains most of the feel. It eliminates the need for a custom renderer and provides the necessary line to breathe itself.

SnowBunni

I started these fonts in 2018 as very separate creations with different names. As I refined a couple of them, they started to fit better together, and I eventually decided to unify them into a single set.

This font works everywhere you want generous-spacing and would look even more awesome with a proportional renderer.