Ever since I saw jonrgrover's "Heavy Chain", I wondered what forms of Celtic knotwork and chainmail weave could be created on a small grid. This design contains all the ones I have found so far. Feel free to clone this or make suggestions!
All these designs are 1x1 or 2x2; I made larger swatches to show how they tessellate and can form even larger shapes.
If you clone this, I recommend opening another new FontStruction at the same time, then copy-pasting the knots you want from the cloned project over to the new one. This will help reduce the chance that your creation gets corrupted.
This is a basic font for building words, each letter is one block made of a 3x5 composite, somtimes with stacking. Wish this were not a clone, since it is a root clonable from which clones can be made. Some letters need nudging when building words: Nudge left: filt, Nudge right: mvw. The numbers need to be nudged down. The lower case letters are designed to not touch either the top or the bottom of the edge of the brick (except the g).This is a clone of Dungeoneer
A vertical take on Morse code. These glyphs are read left-to-right from the bottom up and spaced so that 1 pixel = 1 unit of time, whether moving horizontally or vertically. Letters have 3 spaces between them and words have 7 spaces.
The result is a concise design that can easily be fed to tone-generation or image-to-audio software (e.g., AudioPaint) to produce accurately encoded & timed Morse code, no matter the frequency (speed) of the transmission. You can use this principle to create and place messages into music or games, make messages match a tempo or beat, arpeggiate words and turn them into music or sound effects, and much more.
The name is a pun. :P
21NOV2018: I've recently learned that many radio stations use an expanded version of the International Morse Code, adding many symbols and punctuation to it. Though these new glyphs are not part of the standard, they are commonly used and agreed on, so I will keep adding them as I find them.
Original size: 4pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
149 custom bricks for your perusal! Only custom bricks are in the palette, so you can clone this and easily start drawing right away.
I'll definitely be adding more with time. I love this sort of experimentation!
Lincoln Log-inspired font with a custom set of composite bricks. Feel free to clone this and make new creations from the composites!
B/8, S/Z, and 2/5 are exactly the same... still brainstorming on how to deal with it while adhering to the design rules...
Original size: 20pt
A design for Perler bead and other fused bead artists.
These letters are designed to use a small(ish) amount of of beads while still being sturdy enough to make into charms, keychains and such. The letters are on a 7x7 grid and require an average of about 44 beads to make.
I recommend filling in the negative spaces with more beads, but if you fuse both sides, these designs should work fine on their own. I'll test some myself and post images eventually...
Original size: 5.25pt
The idea of this font is to be a root font which can be cloned and then the 41 shapes in the font can be changed en mass by replacement. This allows you to build a font extremely quickly.
Font built on a dotted grid. The sort of font you might create with a geoboard.
A pixel font made to look like fire! Now you can answer (and ask!) your burning questions...
Drawing and editing these takes more time and effort than most other forms of pixel art. Don't expect them to look perfect without some time and effort from YOU, as well. An effect like this requires hand adjustment of every part at every stage.
The coloring, infill color, and effects you use with this font make a drastic difference as to what looks are evoked by its shapes! Scroll down for lots of examples. :^)
Alternates on lowercase!
TODO: Alternates for .,?!@_*#$%&()+/:;<=>[\]^`[|]~†123456890
Original size: 18pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Another experimental font for texturing work. This one uses only an 8x8 grid, but since it isn't pixel art, a much greater variety of patterns is possible. Every glyph in the font repeats as a seamless texture in both directions.
See also:Gremlin Skins (pixel version)
I designed this 16x16 pixel font to facilitate texturing and dithering for pixel artists. Not every piece of art software has tools designed for texturing/dithering, and loading lots of custom brushes for the purpose can slow one's software way down as well. This font was made to attempt to solve these problems. Now you can dither, shade, and texture by typing! Every glyph repeats as a seamless texture both horizontally and vertically.
The name comes from my emulator/game, "Virtua Gremlin". Although these patterns weren't in the game (it used 9x9 tiles, not 16x16), many of the patterns here are based on that earlier work. "Skins" is a reference to graphical skins, of course. :D
A-Z = textures
a-z = dithering/shading patterns
0-9 = scanlines
The rest is sort of a mishmash... I'll organize it better once I have enough glyphs to warrant a good classification system...
Have an idea for a pattern? Want to see a particular sprite or aesthetic included? Let me know :D
Original size: 12pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Tip: View this in the Character Map so you can more easily grab and paste glyphs when designing!
See also: Gremlin Skins HD