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 snap to later identify.

In 2019 I had a go at doing an 8x8 pixel version but it required a fair bit of back and forth until I found something I feel captured the spirit of the original.

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

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.

Flick

I do not recall where the inspiration for this one came from nor exactly when it was created, I suspect 2018.

This font is super bold but also has some flourishes and the odd serif. Surprisingly with all that it looks pretty good and is usable for titles and dialog. I would be careful with colors to ensure good contrast especially if aiming for CRT users.

Can be seen in The Relic and Flexible Frosty.