Brush script, art deco, classic engraving, three genera of gothic (sans serif, blackletter, and ancient alphabet!), runic, hieroglyphic, and yet still some futuristic tendencies all informed me. But do they blend?
The handwritten quality of a broad-nibbed pen or skillfully wielded marker provides the binding agent. An emulsion of all these influences, it is at once all and none. Even the strict modularity begins to melt into the background. Yet so distinctly fontstruct...This is a clone
A star font which combines a pixelated look with halftone shading.
It needs some form of antialiasing to be legible at small sizes. (See sample below or try the Pixel views). At larger sizes, you can use it with or without antialiasing!
Original size: 12pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
An experimental 12-segment display, and my 100th published Fontstruction. It's the calculator of yesterday's future!
This one belongs to a small family called Calculatrix.
This font is monospaced to ensure segments are always where they "should" be (as if the text were printed on one giant display).
24-segment display. This one belongs to a small family called Calculatrix.
Like Calculatrix 12, this one is spaced so that every segment appears in its proper place, as if the text were being rendered on one giant display. (If using this in your own software, you will want to check the line spacing as it can vary depending on the software.)
I suppose this font could be used for weaving or embroidery work, as well... it has that look about it...
TIP: Try zooming out while already at Pixel size!
Just an octagonal sans-serif design that I kept working on here and there.
"Are ya EVIL?" - Racer X, "Evil Joe"
X marks the spots! It's friendly-looking, despite being built from things usually used as cautionary symbols. This is a property which I also perceive in many of the sprites and setpieces of the "Metal Slug" video game. Hmm... maybe I should Fontstruct some actual Metal Slug fonts!
This works as a pixel font, but only at 2x the original size or more because of the close spacing. Smaller sizes will create distortion unless you modify the spacing in-software.
A big hulking Brutalist design.
Original size: 19pt
See also: Solidity
Halftone patterns on a square grid. Gives me a "crime lab" feeling for some reason. Maybe it's the resemblance to frosted glass...
Neon-style lettering in 5x5. I tried to keep the considerations of neon tubes in mind. Most forms are simple and several of them get repurposed for other glyphs. Further, the bends which would occur in actual neon tubing were taken into account while routing each glyph.
A closer look will find some advanced glyphs which would have to be produced by a master glassblower in order to work as neon fixtures (such as DHJKXOQ08*#+).
This is spaced like a pixel font so that it can be used as one. Fonts which work especially well in both pixel and high-res mediums can be considered Hybrids.
"Lightened Son" is an anagram for "Neon Delights".
Idea for Improvement: A wiring solution - some system designed to be on a layer behind the letters so that they look convincingly wired up.
See also:Technokratz family
A doodle made with Brick Basket.
This has many uses! It works as a pixel font or a high-res one, and can generate a surprising range of visual effects.
See also:Psycho Wave
A pixel font disguised as a high-resolution one. It's a pretty effective disguise thanks to the gaps between bricks.
A small, Italic RC Family design. Makes me think of racing banners and advertisements.
I'm having agrate time here! I can hardly cage my excitement.
This effect font can achieve many looks - riveted plating, segmented displays, spectrograms, grills, cages, formations of vehicles seen from high altitude, jails, and more!
Experimental 24-segment display or massive monochrome Mondrian matrix. Pixel compatible!
The thinking behind this one was that with incongruously sized segments arranged in the proper way, I would create a design which was effectively 5x5, but which accomodated more glyphs than 5x5 usually does. Negative space is incorporated into the structure of many glyphs, though not enough to classify this as an IVO design.
"Qualtron" is the name of an imaginary entity that a friend believed in - a being meant to represent the result of "a mathematical equation that can rule the universe". I didn't inquire further about it... :D
1. Segments can have interior length/width of 2 or 5.
2. The central 2x2 square must always remain open.
3. Square bricks and 90-degree angles only.
Original size: 20.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Experimental multiline design.
Alter version of Game of Strife. These two designs are for a project that is in progress. They're made to animate and swap between each other so that the text they print seems "untrustworthy".
(If you guessed that this text was being printed by an evil AI, you've won! Here's your free Nothing.)This is a clone of Game of Strife
Some puzzling boxes, indeed! These are named for Lemarchand, maker of the puzzle box which appeared in the movie series "Hellraiser".
This design has a variety of textures and optical illusions up its sleeve. See the sample for a few of them.
Original size: 47pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
An experiment which attempts to harmonize soft curves and straight lines while eschewing angles. The result is this "inkflow" design. What is the opposite of an inktrap? I don't know, so I'm calling it inkflow.
This could also be viewed as a hybridization of neon-style lettering and normal sans serif... it is not quite made to be either one, but could act as a decent companion font to them. Most neon fonts need a larger size and are thus more suited to headers, while this design is well suited to body text.
This could also ALSO be considered a Hybrid because it works as both a pixel font and a high-res one.
A design that looks like a gallery of paintings or postage stamps. Made with glyphs from my 5x5 designs - the pixel ones as well as the high-res ones!
There are very few sizes/ratios which make every glyph look pristine. This lets the user incorporate its own presentation into things! I think this looks best at 2x-4x Pixel size.
I'll make more glyphs once I have more unique designs to sample glyphs from! Perhaps some glyphs can be based on letterforms which I liked but didn't develop into full fonts...
Can you identify every font represented here? If so, good for you! I can't. :D
Another mirror font! I made it in a square style so it would mirror more neatly. This also had the consequence of giving the font a "runic" look.
Looks best at Pixel sizes, but works with any size!
The name "Mirror Mang" comes from two things: the Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band song "Mirror Man" as well as the way my friends from New Zealand say "man".
Original size: 7pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
A chimera (fusion) of Lounge Lizard, Minishark, and Zigourat.
A stencil design in which diagonal cuts are used to imply angles and curves. It does not quite obey the rules of a segmented display, but it tries its best!
This is inspired by some text I put on the side of the Sheepslayer Mk.2, a flying dragon car piloted by Lyll "Hatch" Soretti in my game Seven Candles.