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
A sans-serif typeface design that was inspired by Tessellation. I choose to do it on a pretty small grid similar to small bitmap fonts. This had me running into a couple of small difficulties with structing some of the glyphs (a,e,s,x and #) untill I finaly was satisfied with them. This since I don't have a great deal of knowledge about small grid bitmap fonts. Also I did quite a bit of tweaking back and forth with spacing, width and kerning before it really felt ballanced to me! Overall I tried to keep it very simple from a design technical point of view.
EnjoyThis is a clone
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!
I keep experimenting with crosses to make a 'Christian' font. This is my third or fourth attempt. The letters are nicely shaped but they don't seem bold enough. Make them bolder and they would have all sorts of interesting irregularities. I also might try serifs. I like the serifs on the 'I'.