Posts tagged with italic - page 2

Specmatic

This font originally designed in 2006 for BASIN saw some tweaks for the 2019 release. It was designed to look sleek, angular, and industrial.

One advantage of having these simulated screenshots is they help with design, spacing, and consistency which is all but impossible inside most bitmap font editors.

This update sees revisions to !Ii3 to iron out some inconsistencies. It works well for short and long runs of text where you want something that feels fast, industrial or mechanical without being too in-your-face.

Prelude

I designed this font in 2019 as an intersection between regular italic fonts and handwritten fonts.

It is almost too neat and uniform to be a handwriting font yet has a certain hand-made charm to it.

Readability and spacing is good although it would also benefit from a proportional renderer to deal with those pesky i and l glyphs.

Journey

Another 2018 design this time a more formal hand font that still has some personality yet isn’t as flowing. Perhaps an official log or record of events.

This font works quite well in all scenarios and provides nice spacing despite the bold and italic nature of the font.

Invitation

A 2019 creation designed in BASIN for anything wanting a clean flowing italic font.

Unusually this font includes both serif and sans-serif in italic forms. Italics have long given me trouble and a serif italic was a challenge but I’m very happy with how it turned out.

Both serif and sans-serif are highly readable for titles and long runs of text and the serif bold is a useful addition. Being able to switch between them in a text adventure - one for descriptions and another for dialog perhaps - would be cool!