Posts tagged with modern

Insigbyte

A 2006 production that shipped with BASIN back then but was overlooked in the ZX Origins project.

Now with some minor tweaks this serif-with-flourishes font give a nice clean look with a bit more style than a plain sans while still being readable.

It works well for titles and long runs of text with capital letters that shine.

SnowBunni

I started these fonts in 2018 as very separate creations with different names. As I refined a couple of them they started to fit better together and I eventually decided to unify them into a single set.

This font works great everywhere you want generous spacing and would look even more awesome with a proportional renderer.

Plotter

As a child I had terrible handwriting and so I was drawn to the flatbed plotter at my school that would grasp a pen and then precisely draw gorgeously legible letters. I designed this font back in the 80s in The Artist II on my Spectrum +3 as a tribute to that device - our school’s PlotMate attached to a BBC Micro.

I did originally move this font to Windows and then later refined it into Envy Code A which led through B and into R. I also dusted it off in 2005 for the BASIN package and created a ‘Plotter 2005’ variant and a bold weight. This 2019 version takes a bit of both and then tweaks it yet again and unifies the style with the bold.

Both weights are easy to read and very clear and work in all scenarios.

Can be seen in Little Mouse Adventure, Escape From Dinosaur Island, Scout’s Honour.

Nicety

I originally designed Nicety back in 2006 for the BASIN package as a resource for authors but felt the need to polish it up somewhat with all new semi-bold and bold variants in 2018 in preparation for ZX Origins.

It is a nice clean easy-to-read sans-serif that is a little condensed. With a standard 8x8 renderer it looks quite spaced out but, with a proportional renderer, it can look great.

Having three weights of a font isn’t typical for an 8x8 font so if your adventure or game requires a couple of levels of emphasis this can be a great option as all three are highly readable and consistent.