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This typeface started out as a 2006 BASIN production under the names Little Shadow, Little Shadow Bold, and Small Outline. I decided to combine them under a new name for this release - District - and produce a regular variant plus missing bold weight for the outline as well as a Digital. Toward the end of 2020 I added a “Comic” style for further fun.
The regular styles work well in many scenarios, the outline works best as dark text on a light background and the shadow requires that dark ink on a light paper to achieve the effect at all.
A 2018 digital take on the District font that started as just one variant but as the other styles of District grew it made more sense to split it out into its own so it could get bold, outline, and bold outline variants without making the former typeface collection too large.
While the font is not too dissimilar to District the angular and sharp edge contrasts give it quite a different feel and it is much better suited for tech-inspired scenarios. The non-outline versions work great for all scenarios and the outlines can work great for titles when the background is lighter than the font color.
I drew these fonts back in the day and I’m not sure I ever published them before probably because the limitations of 4 pixel wide fonts mean that you don’t get much originality. There are plenty of other fonts out there like this including the Spectrum Tasword font as well as Screen-80 and Highspeed80
The idea with these fonts is you use a renderer that can draw half-width to double the amount of text you can display on-screen. For a Commodore 60 that would be 80 characters, for a Spectrum that would give you 64.
The fonts are available in regular, short and tall variants as well as a square version of each.
The simulated usage samples below only support 8x8 mono-spaced fonts and so do not show the intended usage of this typeface.
Can be seen in Scroll of the Time Lords.