by Abneurone Fluid Types
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IMO, the sizes and numbers of arrays of this cool and strange font make it difficult to use as a strictly defined pixel font. It's not a micro font ; it's a hybrid, free art, more than a legible latin font, I'd say. (Ouch ! OK : it's 100 % legible once the Alien laid in me !-)
@dpla: Glad you liked my 2 Neuromicr, because they demanded a lot of work despite the low number of bricks finally involved. It's not that easy to propose a unique, and really personal approach on such a domain. My baroque general esthetic (see my other fonts) pushed me to prefere and develop a coherent new esthetic work rather than respect the strict rules of what could be a pixelfont or a microfont.
Apart from this, minimalism is not only a story of squares, you could check out the lowercase set of my recent "TESTAMENT / Dizzy Molecules" for instance.
Yeah, a lot of work and thinking, as seen in your lowercase, dense and pretty original. I finally added it to my collection, under a folder named "XxX fonts"… this should explicit the conflict between free art and strict typography I explained (DECO vs CODE, my own pun).
« strict rules » are not my invention ; they are necessary to the IT (Information Technology) ; everything else is an added value (we can discuss my assertion) ; starting from the contrary would carry linguistical, social, even philosophical drawback, IMHO.
Dizzy Molecules by Abneurone Fluid Types = http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/785339
Agreed, c'ked & c'ted. :-)
This is a usable and complete font (!),
since there is no visible duplicate
(cf. my reminder about incomplete fonts in this link :)
The main difficulty that may arise once again IMO (and currently as a raster font),
from your breaking « the strict rules of what could be a pixelfont or a microfont »,
it's the storing and displaying, in such a complicated, hence thin and large grid.
Don't forget that such blocky fonts got this shape from their simplicity,
which is computer-related (uniform rows of pixels save a lot, computationally).
The more blocks, the less pixelated, which is counterproductive for them.
“TESTAMENT / Dizzy Molecules” is a lot less blocky, of course, somehow hybrid…
« Minimalism is not only a story of squares »… well, of dots, that's the same,
so it does not prove that your Molecules are nothing else than pixelated chrs,
where we only need the right distance to catch the hidden shape (a magic trick).
Replacing or/and moving slightly the blocks can always be achieved successfully,
in the artist's eye, never absolutely in common chr recognition (cf. captchas).
Yes, « Art Can Open Mind »… a pity we have to blur it to get it sometimes !-)
« It's a genuine latin pixel font »… I could read “genuine pixel font”…
The name 'bitmap' being (more) self-explanatory (than raster or pixel),
am I wrong if I suggest you (too) are trying to fool people
by submitting vector fonts as raster-compliant ones ? :-))
No, you just think about the style, which 'pixel' should stand for,
instead of the boring 'bitmap' meaning and its task of design, for sure (?).
I'm just afraid even 'bitmap' and 'raster' lost their meaning here… :-/
I just need strict bitmap fonts,
that's why I signed in FontStruct.com,
but I'm afraid you are embroiding this word,
which I cannot follow because of coding concerns.
Still, I enjoy the artwork.
(Thats helps me swallowing the pill after so many deceptions,
which is a compliment in my mouth of r.a.s.t.e.r. fonts designer or vague artist.)
Unusual and fun, Basmachi is a high-contrast, modular script with a Central-Asian flavour.
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