Posts tagged with serif - page 4

Plato

Serif fonts have often been challenging in 8x8 and I’m always trying to see if I can do something new.

I love the font Palatino and Trajan has a certain charm too despite Hollywood overusing it.

Taking a few cues from both I came up with a serif that’s a little different from the others with open counters, long tails, and subtle angles that hardly does the source material justice but still looks great given the constraints.

Invitation

A 2019 creation designed in BASIN for anything wanting a clean flowing italic font.

Unusually this font includes both serif and sans-serif in italic forms. Italics have long given me trouble and a serif italic was a challenge but I’m very happy with how it turned out.

Both serif and sans-serif are highly readable for titles and long runs of text and the serif bold is a useful addition. Being able to switch between them in a text adventure - one for descriptions and another for dialog perhaps - would be cool!

Homestead

I designed this font in 2019 as an attempt to do a bold italic serif… a tricky combination given the 8x8 limitation.

It came out quite well and is a relaxed kind of formal type that works well for paragraphs of story-driven narrative.

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.