Posts tagged with heavy - page 3

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.

Security Concepts

Created in late 2019 and inspired by the original RoboCop logo this font is bold, chunky, industrial and angular.

It works well for titles, menus and short lists. Larger blocks of text can be quite hard to read.

Vertigo

This typeface is a 2019 design taking inspiration from the posters of 60s movies like Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It has a lot of energy, chaos, and a dash of datedness from the simply woodblock-like structure.

This style works well for title screens, text adventures, and large runs of text. It even looks great with standard fixed-width 8-pixel rendering.