Posts tagged with magnetic

Quaked

I designed this font back in 2020 after seeing a screenshot of Star Quake - a game I very much enjoyed in my youth that had some nice early 8x8 typography.

That said it was a little uneven and a bit too similar to some of the other magnetic inspired fonts so I went away and came up with something that has a feel of a magnetic one but puts the bulge on both sides to give the characters a stepped angular feel.

It works quite well for large runs of text but is much nicer on a title screen or menu.

Joshua

This is a 2020 port of my previously proportional FontStruct font WarGames-OpenCredits which is based on the opening credits of the 1983 hacker movie WarGames.

Despite using small-caps for the lower-case it is quite readable and can work well in the right prose-light setting.

ZX System X3

I created this font in 2019 using BASIN and it is based on the System X3 font by Paul Prue. It takes the concept of the magnetic ‘bump’ and puts it in unusual places with extra dots and unexpected curves and lines. The result is something quite aggressive and bold.

It works well for titles and small amounts of options/list screens but should not be used for large runs of text or prose.

Outer

A font I think I started in 2018 and wrapped up in 2019. It certainly shares some similarities with others but has enough uniqueness that once placed on a screenshot things look quite different.

It is chaotic, bold, and angular and works surprisingly well for long runs of text as well as the usual titles, scoreboards, and options screens.

Fixes, tweaks and a “serif” version with just a few extra flourishes were added in 2020.