Sprocket is a display font inspired by the use of old Film stock found in VHS tapes, Cine cameras and Film photo cameras. It contains elements of Origami to create a sense of fluidity and as if some characters were formed from one peice of film stock. I named it Sprocket after the use of sprocket holes on the edges of the font, the holes are used to help keep the frame centered whilst traveling through a camera or tape.
Based on a font identification request over at Typography.guru.
Only |J|Q|Z| are done from scratch, but most letters still needed some interpretation in order to choose what to keep as a detail and what to discard as just an artefact.
As per the samples available, it's just uppercase (plus the lonely lowercase |c|).
It is possible that the original wasn't a pixel font after all, or that the pixels weren't square, and probably it had a higher resolution than 13×13.
This is a work in progress.
After making Ticketmeister, I got curious about the idea of 35mm film glyphs. I wanted to see how accurately the shape and proportions of the film could be recreated with Fontstruct bricks. I used a 1px = 1 square = 1mm conversion, and think I've nailed the original film look. It's symmetrical, so one glyph in isolation will look as if it were spliced out.
"Space" lacks borders, so it can be used to show a continuous reel - useful for enlarging and making imagery with.