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Quasar

A 2021 release of a design that had been sitting around for a while - at least since 2020 perhaps earlier - that never felt quite done or right. I eventually decided to just release the font anyway and in doing so tried to think of a name and decided that a spacey-name would be good which led to me remembering the Battlestar Galactica logo which has a similar theme.

At that point I simply moved around where the gaps on each letter were to be more in tune with the Battlestar logo instead of the seemingly-random decisions I had made previously… and that worked in pulling the font together.

It works nicely for titles and headings but please stay away from anything longer than a few words and use sparingly. If you want a more readable spacey-type theme check out some of my alternatives from the collection that also share a space theme.

Syncwave

I must have encountered the joy of Synthwave music a year or two ago and it’s quite heavily dominated what I listen to each day as I code.

Spotify’s constant stream of neon-infused album covers glowing on my face dominated by pink and blue, rain and reflections have definitely left a mark and this is my second attempt at a reflective font. This one took quite a different path with high contrast vertical strokes on one side and the darker part on the top.

It’s not bad for titles and a few sentences. Avoid lists and large blocks of prose.

Stars

I designed this font in 2006 for BASIN as an attempt to do a font with stars, and sparkle. Instead it became a 1920s-style Broadway font as if it was illuminated by light bulbs. Oh well, stars of a different kind.

A square variant was added in 2020.

It works surprisingly well on sharp displays however some of the tiny detail will likely get lost on CRT if that is your intended audience and it might just look washed out there.

Reflections

Another production for the 2006 BASIN development package originally named “Mark of Polish” but renamed “Reflections” to better suit the look.

It is inspired by the 1980s love for polished letters reflecting back the landscape adorning adverts, title screens and the side of monster trucks. I was pleasantly surprised this worked as well as it did given the size constraints and obvious lack of color available.

Best suited for titles, menus and lists with the right levels of contrast it can also work for full sentences and paragraphs. With a custom renderer you could position this text half way between vertical cells and color the top cyan and the bottom half yellow or green for the ultimate 80s chrome.

Can be seen in RoboBro.