Posts tagged with thick - page 2

Truffle Shuffle

A 2006 BASIN creation that’s unashamedly bold and a little reminiscent of many a cover tape back in the day.

Not too much to say about this one - it’s super-simple and bold with little in the way of flourishes and works for titles and can be used for dialog and prose although it can get a bit hard to read in descriptive text adventures.

Can be seen in Quahappy.

Ramscoop

A 2018 creation designed to give a recess or inset feel on the thick stems originally named Recess. In 2020 an angled variant was added and a new name adopted to make it suitable for an addition.

This font works okay for titles and very short runs of text. It also only really works if the text is lighter than the background.

Eclipse

A 2006 creation once again for BASIN this time taking the idea of a solar eclipse to fonts and filling in all the counters. The style was quite popular in the 80s with Electronic Arts using a similar thing for their EOA logo.

This font like all no-counter fonts is very hard to read and should be used sparingly for titles.

Deaf Metal

Yet another font I created for the BASIN package around 2006 that wasn’t so much designed as burst forth as metal music should.

The glyphs are overly bold, angular, and overtly aggressive. I revised a few of them since the 2006 release to fix some height issues with some of the lower-case letters.

The final result works better for large runs of text than you’d expect given the style but it works best used sparingly.

In 2020 I added a new attempt at the style. It’s an interesting different take using small caps for lower-case and is actually based on the square version which was itself an attempt at Soviet poster typography.