Posts tagged with movie

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.

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.

ZX Benguiat

I created this font in 2019 in BASIN as an adaptation of the ITC Benguiat typeface.

Benguiat was heavily used in the 80s on Stephen King novels, “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, and Star Trek shows and most recently made a headline appearance as the red neon logo in Netflix’s love letter to the 80s - Stranger Things.

Adapting this particular typeface into 8x8 was quite the challenge and it went through many many iterations at one point I almost caved and considered dropping lower-case but I’ve always felt that’s a total cheat. Thankfully it got to the point I felt more confident and showed a screenshot to professional font designer David Jonathan Ross of Input, Fit and Font of the Month fame he guessed it was Benguiat first time.

Mission accomplished.

This font works great for titles, text, and prose and also still looks great with a regular mono-space renderer.

Vertigo

Another recent 2019 design this time taking inspiration from the posters of 60s movies like Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

This font has a lot of energy and some chaos plus a dash of datedness from the simply woodblock-like structure.

This style works well for not only title screens but text adventures and large runs of text and even looks great with standard fixed-width 8-pixel rendering.