Posts tagged with narrow - page 2

CannonFire

Occasionally when working on a font, I’ll struggle with a specific glyph and push it in different ways to find something that works. Sometimes, the “very different” will lead to a font entirely on its own, which led to CannonFire.

It’s very angular, sharp in places with very distinctive uppercase and tight lowercase. As is often the case with narrower fonts, you really could do with a proportional renderer here to get the characters much closer together.

It’s quite pleasant for titles and options screens, and you can use it for short runs of text. There are a bold variant and an “open” variant that opens up some of the counters.

Cabaret

Another 2020 started-and-published font that came from getting into the feel of the 1930s watching Hercule Poirot.

This font is tall with expansive open counters, and the 8x8 has severely limited ascenders and descenders as a consequence. It is available in regular, semi-bold, and bold weights, as well as a proportionally-optimized FZX version.

This typeface works well for titles, prose, and lists where a 1930s feel is desired.

Altered Chrome

A 2019 production that that is aggressive, full of tech flair, and available in three weights.

This font works well on title screens, short runs of text, status screens, menus, etc. Longer prose is harder to read. It would look better with either a proportional renderer or one capable of rendering just 6 or 7 pixels wide.

Raven

This 2020 font takes inspiration from Defender of the Crown on the Amiga. I’d created a TrueType version of reproduction of that a while back.

By taking cues from a narrow old-style, I set out to create something from scratch that was also taller with a different approach to flourishes and angles.

It works very well for all on-screen scenarios, but a proportional renderer or 6-pixel wide renderer would do it the most justice.

I added semi-bold and bold variants in early 2021.