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One compact resident for smart occasions

I designed this font in 2019 in an attempt to create a font with less X height than I had designed before while also slipping in serifs.

A part of me has always resisted going this small as it relies on an impression rather than an accurate representation but I’m quite happy with the tweaks to allow the lower-case e, s and z to exist without breaking out of the constraints or over-bolding diagonal strokes.

The font is dense and a custom renderer could really squeeze and extra 4-6 lines on the screen given the limited height. It works well for titles and seems to shine even on a fuzzy composite video display with scanlines I simulated in Spectaculator. (I really should hook up a real Spectrum and a CRT to take some pictures of all of these…)

Simulated usage
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