Posts tagged with oblique


A hot-off-the-press 2021 production that was intended on a caps-only typeface based around the idea of a narrow oblique with very tight curves at the corners. A lower-case was added just to fill in the set but it’s the capitals and numerics that really shine on this typeface and a proportional renderer like FZX really kicks it into gear.

Works well for title pages although the oblique angle can cause problems for tables and rows of data as they don’t line up as nicely.

Short runs of prose work well and with a proportional renderer and some care can work well for longer expanses of text too.


An end-of-year 2020 effort that started life as another attempt at the Protovision advert font from WarGames which I discovered is Serpentine. I did previously attempt it with my Reactor but I was never that happy with the oblique.

Given that I love WarGames - I’ve also done the title font as Joshua and a larger scalable WarGames screen font I thought I’d tackle it again from scratch this stime smoothing off over sharp oblique edges and reducing the contrast a little.

It works quite well for titles and long runs of text. All upper-case works especially well.


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.


Probably created sometime towards the end of 2019 and dusted off in 2020 Reflex is an oblique font that leans back instead of forward. It’s an unusual style that I’ve only seen in real life when my left-handed schoolfriend slanted back in his exercise books.

This font works pretty well for all areas of text although it can be difficult to identify some words in some scenarios so be careful with usage.