Courier (PC Recreation)
A vaguely Courierlike OSD (Onscreen Display) font which tries its best to be casual. The name is inspired by the old computer joke: "Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?"
No filters or faux-beziers, just stock bricks and a bit of stacking/nudging!
More about the design:
It started as a doodle and an attempt to make a smooth, low-resolution, low-poly font, and then it became a Courierlike. I have other fonts that tried to do polygonal round shapes before this (such as Cartoon Riot) but this design is my first real success in this area.
Initially, I made the angled glyphs before the round ones. I didn't want to change the angled ones, so glyphs like C, O, and Q became a bit wider than they are tall. I'm quite fond of this, because in most designs these glyphs tend to have a tall and narrow character. I think the mildly squat look of this font makes it cuter and gives it more personality.
A lot of glyphs were altered in specific ways to look more like metal type, especially anything with diacritics which touch the letters themselves. Other glyphs were altered specifically to be interpretable at small size. I also use angled contours and actual round bricks alongside each other within the same glyphs, another technique which is geared toward style and interpretability at small size.
This font came with many new challenges and an array of new techniques had to be designed. Loops were an insurmountable challenge because of the low resolution and heavy line weight, so I drew rounded areas to suggest them. You can see it on letters like Greek γ, ζ, and ξ.
This started out as an attempt to make a Courier with vertical as well as horizontal serifs. Why do so many of my fonts look like a pirate made them?
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)
Made experimentally as an alternative to "Nimbus Mono L". The serifs just sort of do what they want, sometimes fitting in naturally, sometimes not.
It's not meant to be monospaced, but is meant to have the same sort of neat constant-width look. All uppercase letters and numerals are 5 width, while most of the lowercase letters are 4 width.
3x3 slab serif. This is based on Wallerton, Anachronistic Gunslinger, an IRC-based "TV show" which I used to write and produce. All the characters in the show were my AIs pretending they were cowboys.
Well, I managed to successfully produce a lowercase for this one!
Recommended: Use with kerning.
A very stubborn version of "Gumshoe" which insists on its purity of design even as it handicaps itself with that purity. It has no curves whatsoever and is slightly more open than the original. All of these facts are traits of the character for whom this font is used. :D
(I know many of the serifs don't join properly with the lines. That is part of the aesthetic. It's slightly wonky - just like some royals.)This is a clone of Gumshoe
A grunged-up/faded Gumshoe. Made to be used at smaller sizes for a faded & distressed look. It can be used with or without antialiasing, and will generate many optical effects which look like grunge or sponge brushes. It also has a bit of an "ink flow" effect where serifs overflow a bit into each other (see "S", "2", etc.).
Check out the Pixel view!This is a clone of Gumshoe
Trying a Courier style. The lowercase has a slightly bottom-heavy design, while the uppercase keeps it consistent. Serifs everywhere!
It fits into typewriter/detective type aesthetics as well as rustic and western ones.
This one is made for a friend. We'll see if they ever end up using it. :v
EDIT: It seems as if said friend is never going to make their webzine... so, feel free to do with this one as you wish.