Posts tagged with sharp

Anchovy

I designed this font in 2020 as a tribute to the DALEK font used originally in the 1964 Dr. Who tie-in Dalek Book. The font went on to see popular use with Cesar’s Palace adopting it for their logo sometime later. The DALEK font did not include a lower-case so I improvised there based on the cues in the upper case and numerics.

It works surprisingly well in an 8x8 given the angles and flair although extensive use would be challenging to read and is best left to Aztec inspired titles and headings.

Clipper

A 2020 design that goes with an squared off angular bold look that still manages to look different - is somewhat the opposite bolding of my Trouble font with some alternative takes in places.

The font works well on lists and titles screens can be readable for prose on decent quality displays.

Localhost

This font has been sitting in my incomplete folder for probably well over a year. I couldn’t decide what to do with it. It looks different enough from my other fonts but is also quite inconsistent. Attempts at making it more consistent resulted in a complete loss of flavor.

I showed this to a couple of people at the Seattle Retro Computing meetup - one guy there was specifically interested in 8x8 fonts for a SEGA Master System game he’s creating and they both liked it so… here it is along with an additional bold-variant.

It works pretty well in all scenarios, as with a lot of these fonts a proportional renderer would make it shine.

Reynolds

I seem to have this knack for creating a font based on memories and when I compare it to the actual thing it’s quite different. This happened once again with this font which I thought I was drawing in 2018 in the style of some text I’d seen in Firefly and Serenity and so named it Reynolds after Captain Malcolm Reynolds. Searching online shows no such typographical style in Firefly at all!

This is a semi-futuristic font that would look good on the side of a starship though.

Can be seen in Last Train to Tranz-Central.