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Streetdoc

I think I started this font in 2019 and polished it off some time in 2020. It sat unfished for quite some time as I was reluctant to publish fonts with no lowercase which somewhat constrains what can be done when you don’t have adequate space for ascenders or descenders.

With the release of Localhost and Valour which both use smaller caps to avoid this limitation I’ve got over it and moved on. This design actually works quite well and is the sort of type I’d expect to find on a Shadowrun universe medical van or other road transport.

It doesn’t work too badly for long blocks of text but if you set an adventure game in it don’t be surprised when they call for your head.

Valour

I designed this font in 2020 based on a few characters in the logo of the game Valorant.

It doesn’t have real lower-case, going with shorter versions of the upper-case characters instead. I think it can work quite well, especially for status-screens, lists and title pages. If you use it for a text adventure, somebody may give you a stern talking-to.

Quickshot

The inspiration for this name, I believe, came from an advert for the QuickShot joystick. I can no longer find the source to confirm that.

It is a hard, sharp, and angular bold font that works well for titles and short runs of text. It can be used for longer runs with some careful usage.

Striker

An early 2020 release that has sat languishing for some time before publication. There’s some similarity with Reynolds which has held it back but when you look at screenshots in both there’s quite a subtle difference in the font size and choices in edges and letterforms.

While Reynolds would look nice on the side of a starship this one would look better on a crate or munition in a sci-fi environment. It works quite well on lists and information screens. The bold variant works okay for prose as well but the lighter weights feel too stretched for comfortable reading.