Posts tagged with heavy - page 6

Chunky Monkey

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.

This font’s original release had a 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 playful bubble-like curves. It works best for titles or short runs of text.

BowAndArrow

I designed this font in 2019 in BASIN as a very bold and angular font.

It works great for titles and headings and descriptive prose providing the screen isn’t too fuzzy.

Babyteeth

Baby Teeth was designed by Milton Glaser in 1964, inspired by a hand-painted sign in Mexico City. Glaser used the design for his famous Bob Dylan poster in 1966.

No official digital version exists, but I hope this 8x8 bitmap interpretation lets some of the flavors of the original shine through.

It works well for titles and dialog screens, but paragraphs of text should be avoided.