Posts tagged with heavy
The inspiration for this name I believe from an advert for the Quickshot joystick but I can no longer find the original source to confirm that.
It is a very hard, sharp and angular bold font that works well for titles and short blocks of text. It can be used for longer runs with some careful usage.
I drew this font in 2019 using BASIN. It is inspired by block-printed Wanted Posters of the Wild West that were later codified in the 1938 font PlayBill. Of all the 8x8 fonts I’ve created this was one of the most frustrating. Trying to get the essence of large blocky serifs into a space that just didn’t allow it was challenging.
This font looks good for any western themed games where you have some control over the vertical spacing otherwise the letters will just run into each other as there simply weren’t enough pixels left to leave a horizontal row unused.
I do not recall where the inspiration for this one came from nor exactly when it was created, I suspect 2018.
This font is super bold but also has some flourishes and the odd serif. Surprisingly with all that it looks pretty good and is usable for titles and dialog. I would be careful with colors to ensure good contrast especially if aiming for CRT users.