Posts tagged with rough

Noted

So back in 2006 I created First Pass as a messy font that I would refine into a second pass but couldn’t pull it off. Here I am in 2020 and I tried the experiment again from scratch this time drawing with the mouse in a single pass and then just moving a couple of pixels if needed.

The result is quite a pleasing hand-drawn font

Created in 2006 for BASIN with the goal of what drawing a font would be like if you hand-drew it and didn’t perform any clean-up.

The name First Pass encompasses this concept and I did give myself a few goes at each character. The result is something chaotic and messy and my idea of doing a “Second Pass” to clean up a few pixels just never happened.

You could use this for text or titles although it’s very messy and probably my least favorite font.

Can be seen in CODE-112.

Stepper

Stepper motors are fascinating devices and not just because they control floppy drives. Anyhow here’s a 2020 BASIN production that has lots of steps all over the angles on a font.

It is available in a regular and a bold weight and has a variant where some pixels have been cut out of the joins like some kind of agressive ink trap.

Sketcher

I created this font around 2006 for BASIN as a throwback to another 80s kid toy - the Etch-a-Sketch. A bold was added in 2019.

Trying to draw text while turning two knobs, one for each axis, required co-ordination - c-ordination that neither I nor anyone else I knew possessed. On a good day it would look like this.

This font looks okay on title screens but only a masochist would force people to read large blocks of text and you’d have to be truly evil to use this in a text adventure.

First Pass

Created in 2006 for BASIN with the goal of what drawing a font would be like if you hand-drew it and didn’t perform any clean-up.

The name First Pass encompasses this concept and I did give myself a few goes at each character. The result is something chaotic and messy and my idea of doing a “Second Pass” to clean up a few pixels just never happened.

You could use this for text or titles although it’s very messy and probably my least favorite published font.

Can be seen in CODE-112.