Fonts & typography

Envy Code (programming)

Specifically designed for programmers with clean distinct monospaced characters.

  • Envy Code R - scalable extensively hinted in regular, bold and italic.
  • Envy Code A - bitmapped tight spacing 7pt-12pt in regular and bold.
  • Envy Code B - bitmapped relaxed spacing 9pt-10pt in regular, bold, italic and bold italics.


These were just done for a bit of fun using iFontMaker on the iPad.

Building blocks

FontStruct is a great tool for putting together block-based fonts. I've developed a few there:

  • Broadway tiny 1920's broadway sign inspired
  • Curvature weird curved experiment
  • Doty Matrix retro font created for an ill-fated game
  • Gateaux tall and thin font with flowing style
  • Lickable5 small 5x5 pixel font with additional points to force aliasing
  • Magic5 small 5x5 pixel monospaced font also available in bold
  • Point 'n Click proportional font that should look good in point 'n click adventures
  • SixByFourPro small 6x4 pixel proportional font
  • Subpixel5 small 5x5 pixel proportional font that fakes sub-pixels for anti-aliasing
  • Tiny small 5x3 pixel proportional font

ZX Origins (bitmap 8x8)

ZX Origins is a large collection of fonts that all started life as 8x8 pixel monospaced fonts on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum now being repackaged in a variety of formats.

Advent of fonts!

  • 2023 - 24 days of 8x8 pixel fonts for Christmas 2023
  • 2022 - 24 days of 8x8 pixel fonts for Christmas 2022
  • 2021 - 24 days of 8x8 pixel fonts for Christmas 2021

Inspired by

Modern interpretations or takes on older fonts.

  • WarGames font inspired by how their screens looked enlarged in some shots


Alternatively check out my complete list of FontStruct creations.

System fonts (monospaced)

Alternatively a collection of 8x8 bitmap system fonts converted to a variety of formats is available. It includes Apple ][, Amiga Topaz 1, 2, OS 3, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST Low-Res, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Vic-20, IBM CGA, Memotech MTX-512, MSX 1, Mullard SAA 5050, Oric Atmos, SAM Coupe, Spectrum, Tatung Einstein and VT-100.

System fonts (proportional)

  • Chicago 12 Mac original Chicago font at 12pt
  • MC6847T1 Motorola MC6847T1 video chip
  • PalmOS system font pixel-plotted from screen-shots including 8pt regular+bold & 11pt regular
  • Warp Desktop desktop font from IBM's OS/2 Warp 4
  • Twiggy Early Mac prototype with 'Twiggy' floppy drives 12pt



  • Tron Legacy screen font, complete with non-monospaced mistakes

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