Last week my beloved iMac stopped working for good. It's been more than a decade of a fantastic relationship, but now I have to accept the fact that it won't be with me anymore... With that in mind, I've collected these vintage Mac icons, most (maybe all) made by the great Susan Kare in the best 80's. Curiously, you will see that many of them have remained until today with very few modifications, but others (that dot matrix printer, those faxes, those floppy disks...) have definitely passed into the History. I remember with particular displeasure the d*** Bomb, which appeared unexpectedly when the computer crashed -too frecuently- and you then lost all the work not saved manually. Freaky old times. My favourite character still being Clarus, the dogcow (at the Z, of course). Hope you like them.
A: Mac-happy / B: Mac-unhappy / C: Mac-working / D: Bin / E: Bomb / F: Watch / G: Save / H: Save-as / I: File-text / J: File-vector / K: File-graphic / L: New / M: New-text / N: New-vector / O: New-graphic / P: New-type / Q: Compress / R: Font-kit / S: Font-stack / T: Alert / U: Prompt / V: AppleLink / W: Fax / X: Fax-to / Y: Command / Z: Dogcow (Clarus).
a: Print / b: Arrow / c: Hand / d: Inbox / e: Inbox-in / f: Inbox-out / g: Mail-drown / h: Mail-wings / i: News-headlines / j: Newspaper / k: Easy-access / l: Quick-access / m: Direct-access / n: Folder / o: Folder-speedy / p: Folder-hierarchy / q: Compress / r: Box / s: Desk-drawer / t: Top-drawer / u: Global / v: Library / w: Personal-archive / x: Threaded / y: Volume / z: Zoom.
0: OK / 1: New-blank-file / 2: Pencil / 3: Eraser / 4: Lasso / 5: (Idem) / 6: Brush / 7: Fill / 8: Spray / 9: Apple-logo.
I find there is a particular charm in the crudeness of some solutions compared to subsequent iterations or other 5x7 pixel fonts (see, for example, the numerals and |C|U|Y|).
I reproduced only the characters shown in the aforelinked image, placing them in what I considered to be the appropriate Unicode place.
I tried to look for some more glyphs (comma anyone?) but failed to find reliable sources.
I wanted a perfect representation of all the classic typeface of the old days of gaming. Now you can have one too! :) Pop in your cartridge, grab your joystick and get ready to play!
Inspired by grotesk sans serif fonts made between the 1830s and 1960s. Also inspired by Bebas Neue. This font's name comes from the German word "anzeig", meaning "display". What characters/character sets should I do next?
hello people this is my first attempt at a font, feel free to private message me if you want to use it for anything. i intended this for use with old style games but you can use it for anything as long i'm credited for my work
Art-deco style font developed from the letter s (which wasn't that easy to make).
Personally the title is just as important as the typeface itself. My goal was to create something just as fun as the title. My inspiration was 70’s style typography and design. I wanted to create a groovy feel while still being legible to give it the strength of more than just a title font. Bazoova is funky font ready to be the reinvention of the 70’s.
Agent Dagger is a font inspired by the 1983 Atari arcade game
"Cloak and Dagger" / "Agent X" featuring a full range of retro hacker styled characters with various glyphs and symbols
created by: Abstract Lion (Christian "Kiko" Lopez)
Based off of the old British street signs made of cast iron. Created on 07.06.2019.
UPDATE (08.06.2019): Added more characters! Glyph count is now set to 94.
ORIENTFAHRTEN - A semi connected script style font design.
It is losely based in the lettering seen on a poster design by German designer/painter Ottomar Carl Joseph Anton. (original shown in comments)
When completing the full alphabet I tried to incorporate the features from the provided letters the best I could while creating the remaining missing characters.
SInce its a semi connected style lettering, certain characters were deliboratly disconnect and some weren't. For example the Uppercase string is almost completelty disconnected, whereas most of the lowercase characters connect.
This can also be seen in the original Ottomar poster.
For the connected lowercase characters there has been made a alternative glyph that disconnects to make more pleasing looking breaks, and are located in the Unicode Block “Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms”.
It contains both proportional oldstyle (default) & lining numerals, with the lining located in the Unicode Block “Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms” as well.
I hope you like it!
60's - 70's intergallactic television shows were the inspiration for this font, while it originated as a simple Arial Bold font. Stretched and squeezed through space and time itself, this typeface is sure to have geeks and nerds alike on the edge of their seats and begging for more.
Fitzgerald Sans is a retro, art-deco inspired typeface to be used for large text and display purposes.
Inspired by a type identification request over at Typography.guru.
During developement, the tool has taken over, also helped by the scarcity of letters available in the original, making the design more sans than serif, and with strong MICR vibes in some places.
The name means "shoe shop" (also shoe repair or shoe making) in Italian.
At the moment the language coverage is limited to Western Europe.
This font was designed around the theme word Elegant. I was inspired to create a typeface that was ornate and palatial; it is a ode to Baroque design.
I have tried to emulate columns for the body of the font and created a crowned frieze for some of the letters with decorative toppers for the remaining characters.
OTTO FONT SCHIRACH - Art Deco tile mosaic lettering design.
It's designed to craft layers of typographic mosaics. It can create very subtle clear display text combinations when only layering text with just one or two backgrounds max. This will result in nice retro-ish mosaic typography. But beware, combining two or more background patters with for example different blending modes on each layer, this seemingly peaceful boy becomes capable of recreating the big bang!
All patterns are located in the Unicode block for Block Elements!
You know what, lets make this one clonable for everyone.
Inspired by a poster in one of the maps in Team Fortress 2. Serious. No joke
But I took it serious like how serious a rounded font should be treated.
I'll probably make a sans version. Wait for dat
Ten years ago, a StumbleUpon Fontstruct on April 8, 2008 has been one of the highlights of my life. Few things have provided so much joy and fewer things have kept my interest for so long. Type design has always been a fascination for me and the simplicity of the UI/UX of fontstruct has allowed me to explore all that I can imagine without getting in the way while letting me do as I please for the most part. In times of creativity, fontstruct was there to let it flow, and in times of personal lows, fontstruct was there to allow me to ignore that which was beyond my control. Furthermore, the overall civility and helpful nature of the fontstruct community is still one of the best on the internet. I have been using the fontstruct website almost daily for 10 years now and rarely do I not see something new that is amazing and awe inspiring. The creativity of the designers past and present is incredible.
I wish to thank FontShop for sponsoring fontstruct for so long allowing it to grow. Most importantly, I wish to thank Mr. Meek for creating and constantly enhancing this incredible gift of creativity and a calming haven for over-active minds.
Fancy Pantaloons is a typeface for when you are feeling a bit silly and pretentious without wanting to be too over-the-top. This typeface reminds me of old lettering on signs from the early 1900's. A combination of Victorian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and a bit of Techno.
My first time create typeface. Inspired by vintage patterned bricks Vietnam in the late 19th century and and Old English. Each glyph has same curves. Suggestions and critiques are welcome. Thanks!
The font used in Super Mario 64 when speaking to people or reading signs. These characters are mostly derived from the game and used to recreate the font. Glyphs such as the asterisk and curly bracket are made with modified or existing characters used in-game (star instead of asterisk, curly bracket made from parenthesis, etc.)
I hail from Kerala, Malayalam is the native language of my state.
Through this project I wanted to design,
something which is different from its complex rounded forms!
That’s how I came up with Videshi. It means foreigner in Malayalam,
the form of the font is more geometric and structured compared to
the existing Malayalam fonts which are more of round shape.
Hence it is a foreigner to the existing Malayalam fonts.
Font based on the letters used in Intellivision games. I do not own this font, this is simply a recreation to make it easy for others to find.