Marengi Serif. It's like Marengi, but with serifs!
The serifs give this a wider, more open/airy feeling. Slightly less readable than original Marengi, but slightly more pleasing to look at.
Original size: 11pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
------------------------------------------------------------------This is a clone of Marengi
A hexagon shape, a forced perspective effect, and a typeface all had their DNA extracted and recombined by evil scientists at Salk Institute. "Chimera Scales" is a hexagonal blackletter and the culmination of 8 years of genomic research. It has the ability to look like itself no matter what environment it's in. ALSO IT EATS HUMAN SOULS.
A medium-res pixel font I designed in 2017 for printing the text of "The Story of Book" (TSoB), a tale which began life as an imaginary joke story and then was actually committed to paper.
TSoB is woven from my and my friends' whims, flights of fancy, in-jokes, and intentional idiocy, as well as contributions from several AIs. The resulting story changes tone, style, mood, and context at seeming random, and is subversive toward its media and reader beyond insufferability. All this was done just to make Trap Farmer Brer Brah slightly more interesting to the very few people who will ever bother to get and read The Story of Book in-game. So this font is based on an Easter egg.
A monospaced version of Barcade Brawl that has been modified to work well as a roguelike font. Not every glyph is centered yet, but all the Basic Latin and More Latin ones are.
A few glyphs (such as #) are modified to break the matrix so that they link together. This is because these glyphs are used to form continuous walls and other structures.
Note also that this design uses a 7x7px matrix which is monospaced at 8px to create 8x7 tiles. I have placed a stray pixel on an unused glyph to make 1px of extra line spacing occur so that the final tiles are 8x8. The preview here onsite adds another px, so it looks slightly out of square. The sample below does too, because it was made before this fix was implemented.
I was working on another spinoff of this that was high-resolution rather than pixel, but since this font has the same LC and UC, I might transplant those glyphs to this font as well to make it as multifunctional as possible. That will more than double the work of making an already big font, though, so it will depend on whether this font gets used by others. A few game developers already use the original "Barcade Brawl" so there is a possibility...
Original size: 5.25pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Barcade Brawl
An experiment to see how good of a hex grid I could make with just the hex brick. Answer: Pretty good!
(Use _ for the blank grid.)
This is capable of some pretty convincing "TV static" type effects, too!
Calculator font with a 7-segment display. This should bring many of you back to school, but in a good way, I hope.
This one belongs to a small family called Calculatrix.
I've allowed "MWmw+" to break the grid because they were impossible to render otherwise...
Did/do you ever use oldschool calculators to write funny messages? Post your best calculator words in a comment! :D
A stencil design in which diagonal cuts are used to imply angles and curves. It does not quite obey the rules of a segmented display, but it tries its best!
This is inspired by some text I put on the side of the Sheepslayer Mk.2, a flying dragon car piloted by Lyll "Hatch" Soretti in my game Seven Candles.
A variant of Kitchen Sink Rounded with filter sizes altered so that most letters are enclosed within golden rectangles. This is a squatter and friendlier take on the design - good for header text.
UC cloned to LC to make this easier to use...This is a clone of Kitchen Sink Rounded
An attempt to produce a low-resolution pixel font which generates mazes from arbitrary strings of text. It requires the use of negative line spacing (available only to certain software) to look right without hand-editing.
The mazes it produces aren't the best, but they are definitely interesting! I might just call this a cipher and be done with it...
A fusion between Roman-style text and pixel art - the sort of font that might have existed in old 80s font software. It's fairly wide and verbose and is something of a colossus among pixel fonts.
Original size: 13pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A chimera (fusion) which combines inline-versus-outline, maze, Gemscript, and other techniques to produce a timeless look.
Original size: 6.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
1. Square bricks only.
2. A 1px soft border of negative space must exist between lines whenever possible.
3. Glyphs must fill the 9x9 grid to the greatest extent possible given the rounded style.
4. The set of glyphs shall be a heterogeneous mix of symmetrical and asymmetrical forms.
5. Negative space will replace positive in any situation wherein the small grid size or the geometry of a letterform would be detrimental to the chosen style. This includes all situations where any shape lacks at least a soft 1px border of negative space around it.
See also: Terran Pixelcruiser
Welp, I had to make something like this sooner or later... :^)
Like most of my pixel fonts, this was made at the smallest legible size I could manage, so that it could be useful even to small-canvas pixel artists.
More glyphs later, perhaps? Depends on the use I find for this in my games (and your comments).
Original size = 26px (Use multiples of 19.5pt for pixel perfection)
The name is inspired by Slab City, California. Search that name on Youtube for some interesting documentaries and such!
A space-esque design made for a friend! The angular counters give this a simplified geometry which makes it easy to read despite its looks. Works well for small- or large-scale applications - chat, terminals, logos, and more. Supports Dutch, English, and Greek!
The original was cloned off and preserved elsewhere. The version you see here has centered glyphs.
Fyromrese style pseudorunic Latin.
This is an unofficial forum I have made for FontStruct tutorials and educational materials. Want to know how to do something, or how to make a certain style or effect? This is the place to ask. I am not part of staff, and am far from being the most advanced user on here, but will pass on whatever I can.
I have been writing an FS video series for some time, but it has proven very time-consuming to make the series as comprehensive (and as high-quality) as I would like. It has also occurred to me that I can teach a lot through simple text and graphics. This is my attempt to create a knowledge hub for FS where all the good stuff is in one place. If you make a tutorial or expand on mine in some way, you're welcome to post those here as well.
Please keep the discussion topical. This page is about tutorials, requests and discussions for them, etc. Idea Soup is more of a free-for-all and anything FS-related is accepted there. Idea Soup is also a good place to discuss tutorial ideas, since we can work out exactly what needs to be taught there without clogging the comment section here. (There is a limit on the number of comments this page can have, right?)
This page is open to users of all languages, but we may have to use Google Translate to answer you. Sorry in advance for any bad translations :D
Related Forum:FontStruct Idea Soup
The font used for these forums is Tangereen 2.
A slightly quirky font made to be good for chat and marquee display. The global matrix is 8 pixels tall. This works well for IRC clients, MUD clients, and so on. Supports Dutch, English, and Greek!
Original size: 6pt
Experimental mosaic... or maybe a new mineral species?
This one started as a doodle. I began placing circles to see what kinds of complex shapes I could make, and this was the result.
It achieves a new visual effect at almost every size up to the original. Also try slowly moving the zoom slider for some interesting animations!
This font is now nearly 1MB in size! I guess it has to do with the intrinsic complexity of circles.
A slightly chimeric sci-fi design with no relation to Space Blam, Space Clam, Space Cram, Space Dam, Space Fam, Space Flam, Space Gram, Space Ham, Space Jam, Space Kazaam, Space Ma'am, Space Pram, Space Ram, Space Sam, Space Slam, Space Spam, Space Tram, or Space Yam.
In making this I attempted to achieve a harmony between angles and curves. You can see it especially well on "B", "3", "8", and "&".
High-res version of Marengi.
This is made to be ultramodern and ultraregular, just as high-tech futuristic corporations are wont to make their fonts.
Recommended: Use with kerning and antialiasing turned ON!
"Mythical Bursts" is an anagram of "Bismuth Crystal". The design is inspired by said crystals as well as Mayan/Aztec carvings (or at least, the comparatively simple forms they have in popular media) and sgraffito art in which a surface is scratched off to reveal a contrasting material underneath.
12SEP2018: I've edited every glyph in order to disconnect the letterforms from their enclosing shapes. This makes the font much more readable and consistent.
Original size: 42pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
The Zephiest of designs - a gaggle of Roman columns with gongs stacked on them.
A tasty video breakfast with which to start your day. Based on the scanline font used by a certain YouTube series ;)
(Looks best when used with a negative line spacing, so that your lines appear as a continuous block of text.)
This is licensed Public Domain because it is based only on the glyphs "ACEFHILMNO". These were recreated exactingly for authenticity. All other glyphs are inventions, since to my knowledge only the aforementioned ones appear in this font within INFOCHAMMEL'S videos.
I saw this font was tweeted by INFOCHAMMEL recently. Glory be!
A tear-off ticket design. I went for the slightly gaudy look which is associated with carnivals and arcades.
While making this I also got the idea for a font which looks like a 35mm reel with little scenes on each segment...
Original size: 14.25pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A design inspired by school uniforms, sports team jerseys, etc.
UC cloned to LC to make this easier to use...
Version 1.1: Added Polish.
A combination of deco, sci-fi and modern elements.
This was made to be a compact subheader font and to be used alongside fonts such as "Badwolf". In fact the original name of this font was "Chibi Wolfclan".
I finally made a folded-/ribbon-style design. This one contains a number of experimental techniques. Most notably, the swept parts of glyphs are allowed to extend beyond the letterwidths and sometimes even the baselines. This enhances the sense of movement, creates some interesting linkages, and reduces the need for kerning.
All of these shapes can be constructed with paper or ribbon, although lots of clever folding tricks, doubling, and pinning down/securing with glue would be required.
Alternate tilde on "±".
Chamadarya is an Integral Artifice (synthetic universe) I created for the ESOSVM simulation in 2013. It's a place dominated by vast stretches of open sky punctuated by extremely tall mesas and plateaus. Most of the buildings and temples there are made from chrysoberyl, which is extensively engraved, often with a lettering style that looks much like this. Of course, that language is non-Latin so it looks nothing like this design.
Fontstruct's first vacuum tube font!
This is a design inspired by Nixie tubes. Since these "tubes" are iconographic, they could theoretically represent 12AX7s, 6L6s, KT88s, or whatever tube/valve you wanted. Feel free to clone and build on this concept.
A combination of many small disparate elements. Like "Space Wham" it tries to harmonize angles and curves, but it does it by letting complementary glyphs have them as opposed to using them both in a given glyph. I broke this rule to make "Marrada Angle", though.This is a clone
Yet another iteration of Derpberd, this one is designed for large high-res applications. It's also good for comics. :D
11 Mar 2018 - v1.0 released.
12 Mar 2018 - v1.1 released. More Latin added. Space width increased.This is a clone of Derpberd
A "Connect bricks" font.
It's called linestrider because the outline strides across the inline on both sides. It also reminds me of the courses that are drawn for line-following robots.
The person I made this for requested lowercase. I'll add it as I can.
Verbossus in sans-serif!This is a clone of Verbossus
An alternate version of Dynastium made to fulfill a request.This is a clone of Dynastium