Posts tagged with small-caps

Yaroze

A 2021 font constrained to 5-pixels wide with angles, attitude and overhanging curves and 26 of those dashing small-caps.

The name is courtesy of Sony’s PlayStation 1 hobbyist dev kit Net Yaroze although, it draws no inspiration for the style from that.

It works well for titles and lists and, you can use it for shorter runs of text too. The small-caps are easy to read but still a little jarring to read in large quantities.

Winterforge

Winterforge is a sharp, short, aggressive style drawn in 2021 that would work well for short runs of text in a fantasy adventure scenario.

Proforma

A 2020 attempt at creating a serious looking font without all the bother of squeezing in ascenders and descenders by using a small caps version I last tried with Localhost (which was designed to look quirky and not professional).

I was kind of surprised this turned out so clean and readable and I do wonder why some games and titles didn’t go and use all-caps. Sure it’s not the best for a text adventure but for titles, status screens and lists it’s actually quite pleasant. The nature of capitals being so much more box-like brings together more of a virtual grid/alignment of text with the spacing that you get with ascender and descenders intruding into the space.

The typeface contains two additional variants that reduce the height of the numerics from the same-size as capitals by 1 pixel to sit between the upper and lower “Mid” and another that further reduces them to be the same height as the lower-case “Small”.

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.