My most recent debacle is no longer a tragedy thanks to Sed4tives (Thanks!). ;)
I made an extra long space in Specials so that the line height and/or leading would work out with the 2x2 blocks (at least, in Fonstruct previews).
The idea is to have a spinning ying-yang symbol as the pattern to qualify it as a counter. Plus, it's a container, using the negative space where the pattern is broken-up, to define the characters. I also used mini ying-yang symbols to round some of the edges, or perhaps to define a boundry that required it.
This a typeface designed to echo the shapes and patterns found across manholes which cover our network of systems across the UK. Manhole covers have been beautifully decorated with patterns but also act as indicators and safety features. Both patterns and the shaping of letterforms are inspired by manhole covers I have found. Designed to be a display typeface at large scales!
Future Retro is a geometric typeface that has an implied roundness. The shape and contrast within each letter invokes a retro and a futuristic feeling at the same time. Future Retro is a sans serif display typeface with clear readability. Future Retro is great for large scale type in posters, signage, merchandise, headlines, titles, etc.