Posts tagged with semi-serif

Ricochet

A 2021 release of a type that’s been sitting around a little while - from at least mid 2020.

It has a lot of that wide open clean counter feel of Submerged or Orbiter but with move of a kinetic tick to the left at strategic points (not too unlike ZX Maverick). The result is a face that has it’s own look and feel without being too similar to any of them.

It works well for large runs of text and titles and despite the tight spacing even all caps is very readable.

ZX Maverick

I ran into the FF Maverick on signage at Science World in Vancouver and had to take a photo of for later identification.

In 2019 I attempted an 8x8 pixel version, but it required a fair bit of back and forth until I found something I feel captured the spirit of it.

This typeface, despite the flair on capitals and numerics, is easy to read. Partly this is thanks to the restrained lower-case glyphs. It works well in all scenarios where you want a modern-looking bold font.

Insigbyte

A 2006 production that shipped with BASIN back then but was overlooked in the ZX Origins project.

Now with some minor tweaks this serif-with-flourishes font give a nice clean look with a bit more style than a plain sans while still being readable.

It works well for titles and long runs of text with capital letters that shine.

ThinSerif

I designed this font in 2018 in an attempt to create a much simpler serif font trading angles and strong serifs for more relaxed spacing.

The overall effect is something that is much less dense which can work well with busy screens or on CRTs and the font works well for lists, titles, and dialog.