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Protractor

I designed this font in 2018 in BASIN as an experiment.

What do you get when you try to make a font with extreme angles in an 8x8? Well, a lot of compromise for sure but that’s always par for the course.

A tight, condensed font that looks pretty cool for titles and very short runs of text.

Precinct

Another 2019 creation this has been sitting in the _Incomplete folder in one form or another it could be older. I believe Precinct 90 was the original the others fonts were based upon, the 90 referring to the right-angled corner that was removed, the 180 referring to two corners shaved and the 0 leaving it square on all corners.

The heights range from a zero variant to a tiny one and an “I can’t believe I went with 4 vertical pixels” bit variant. Overall it’s a similar concept to Sector but with a different final feel and look. The Precinct 180 variant feels like the typography on the side of a Blade Runner Police Spinner which led to the name Precinct.

All of these work well for titles and options screens and the 0 variants work quite well for large runs of text unlike the 180 variant.

Nicety

I originally designed Nicety back in 2006 for the BASIN package as a resource for authors but felt the need to polish it up somewhat with all new semi-bold and bold variants in 2018 in preparation for ZX Origins.

It is a nice clean easy-to-read sans-serif that is a little condensed. With a standard 8x8 renderer it looks quite spaced out but, with a proportional renderer, it can look great.

Having three weights of a font isn’t typical for an 8x8 font so if your adventure or game requires a couple of levels of emphasis this can be a great option as all three are highly readable and consistent.

Labyrinth

I designed this font in 2019 and for a moment I thought I had re-created Rosand but while both have those tight corners and interesting gaps they don’t share much else in common and so here it is as a separate typeface.

It works great for titles and lists and can be used for runs of text provided they are short with a good color scheme.