because negative space is all the rage these days
i put like 0 effort into this so there might still be some font left over, lemme know if you find it
btw how many times has this been done before? i'm genuinely curious
recommended use: don't
alternate name: the emperor's new font
An experiment to see if 3x3 fonts are more legible when drawn in negative space. I consider this to be not only a success, but also the most readable 3x3 design I have seen - particularly the uppercase.
The successors Megashark and S.D.M.G. are more useable and more stylish respectively, while Minishark strikes a good balance.
This is considered an E3x3 because, while it's created in a 5x5 grid, it has an effective drawing area of only 3x3. The outermost square only has pixels drawn in it when the interior design dictates such.
Portable Vengeance in negative. A few glyphs (such as "Q") were truncated for the grid.
Rather than spacing this so the blocks form a continuous reel, as I usually do, I decided to let things be a bit spaced out. This makes the font much better at attracting attention. And, since this is made to show system messages in games and consoles, it works out!
This might be called a "negative counter" design. Alternative 'Y' is on 'y'. Countercomp entry 2.
t.e.r.s. is a font that uses the negative space of horizontally flipped letterforms to hide one's meaning. "Ters" means "reverse" in Turkish. If you need a good typeface to hide your meaning while still looking cool, try out t.e.r.s.! This font was completed in 2 hours for the Fontstruct Reverse Competition!
I am Kimeiga, a game, graphic, and language designer from California. If you want to see more of my work, head to www.kimei.ga !
The theme for this typeface is the word 'Filthy'. The letterform's structures are based on dust and the way it separates when a finger is dragged through it. Dust collects on objects that have been untouched for periods of time, often through neglect. The use of negative space and lack of border draws attention to the dot-work dust that forms around the accents of the letters. As a finger cleans dust, larger piles form where there is a change in direction. This helps identify the individual characters whilst keeping a minimalistic approach. This font can be used for headings and posters, or shop designs and logos. I have always felt this font would go well on a burger shack to help give a rustic or edgy look.