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)
Halftone patterns on a square grid. Gives me a "crime lab" feeling for some reason. Maybe it's the resemblance to frosted glass...
A space-esque design made for a friend! The angular counters give this a simplified geometry which makes it easy to read despite its looks. Works well for small- or large-scale applications - chat, terminals, logos, and more. Supports Dutch, English, and Greek!
The original was cloned off and preserved elsewhere. The version you see here has centered glyphs.
A big hulking Brutalist design.
Original size: 19pt
See also: Solidity
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 evil electromagnetic zigzag tape reel. Looks almost embossed, as if the letters were "pressed" into the waves somehow. In that way it reminds me of old hand-operated label makers. It also makes me think of electricity, TV static, ocean waves, tire tracks, fractured glass, and more depending on font size and color.
The name is inspired by an attack from a notorious NES game, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".
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).
A variant of Radio Grave which took many hours to produce. I think the effort was worth it! This is a functional Multi-font and can produce a broad range of effects, especially when used at down near the original size.
1. Use the darkest tone on the outermost concentric region and get lighter as one progresses inward.
2. Let the 5x5 region surrounding the exact center of each glyph use the lightest tone, except when this would place the lightest tone into its neighboring region.
3. Glyphs with diagonals and glyphs which use a smaller than 5x5 drawing area may bend rule 2 for the sake of more consistent and/or interesting shading.
See also: Fuzzy Logic
Original size: 12.75pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Radio Grave
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)
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!
An experimental design which looks like it's obscured behind chicken wire. Best used with negative line spacing so the rows form a continuous surface.
Font for Razma TV, a procedural TV show generator.
This has already proven quite useful for making scanline art!
A chimera (fusion) of Lounge Lizard, Minishark, and Zigourat.
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
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
Experimental font doodle made with the pizza slice brick. It reminds me of the keeled scales of a viper.
This creates many distinct visual effects depending on size and coloring!
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!