A double-line style with a twist. Named for the Exage Viral Armada (EVA), a mutagenic virus featured in several of my own games and stories. EVA causes rapid limb bifurcation and the spontaneous generation of butterflies, both of which can be seen in various glyphs from this design.
The exact rules for this are somewhat complicated, and based on structural as well as visual analysis. The basic idea can be seen on glyphs like k and x: Closed loops (double line) are joined by single lines which turn back on themselves to create the illusion of more lines. Of course, this idea had to be modified for most of the other glyphs, for the sake of stylistic consistency and visual interest. Particularly, almost all the spurred glyphs have the double-line structures open up to form the spurs.This is a clone
A miniaturized version of Madufaros with many subtle aesthetic changes.
I may condense it further, by removing certain details (such as the backs of "f" and "t" along with the projecting front part of "l"), but I'm satisfied with it as-is for now... more testing must be done...This is a clone of Madufaros
Pixel prototype of a font for an upcoming game being developed by yours truly. This will likely be used, but only for flashbacks and dreams. The normal ingame font may be a high-res version of this, or something different - tests are still being done to determine this.
English only for now, as there are no plans to localize the game myself.
"Madufaros" = "daughter of Madu".
Original size: 9pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfect rendering)
A plainer, incomplete version of Woodcut Deco. I made this intending to create a 4th iteration of Tangereen, but quickly realized it looks nothing like any of the Tangereen designs. I still thought it was worth keeping, though, so here it is.This is a clone of Woodcut Deco
Inverted marquee made for a friend. A lot of conversations we had informed this design, but those are best kept between us. Suffice to say that the friend in question wanted this font to embody certain principles of his avant-Daoist beliefs, and he is satisfied that the current form of this font accomplishes the goal.
Doodle doodle DOODLE!
The flaws which were previously evident in the counter shapes have been corrected. This design is now suitable for use at any legible size.
V1.1: The More Latin is in progress.
Another doodle... Well, shall I continue this one?
I sort of designed myself into a corner with the uppercase, by not using the same grid size as the lowercase. But, this choice led to an interesting and unique look so I'll keep it.
Version 1.1 - Added Polish.
A font for times when Immersive Mode is turned off. This is used for documents and signage within the Euphedoran Extradimensional Research Institute situated in Euphedora, Greater Azwelkeland, Planet Ashr within ESOSVM.
EERI is known for Fengmiao Fukota, Salva Dheen and Triste Marinan, three of ESOSVM's most-learned and chronologically oldest AI characters. The lattermost of these is often consulted (through a software called MIDAS) for analysis which I use to improve the readability of certain fonts.
Small-grid doodle which creates new combinatorial forms.
I considered this design rather rough and unappealing until I gave it negative spacing. This caused the forms to merge together in unpredictable and interesting ways. The lesson here is that sometimes the metrics, not the aesthetics, are what "make" or "save" a design.
Lunais, but with many extraneous details omitted.
A novel Connected Outline design with spiral-like tendencies.This is a clone of Lunais 2
Semiserif semispur minimalism.
This design uses a few novel glyph-shapes and techniques to achieve its look. Most notable of these is the serifed a which lets the serif protrude to the right. I avoid this feature in almost all designs, especially pixel fonts, because it adds an unnecessary 1px of spacing - but for this font, the feature can be included without changing anything for the worse. Many other glyphs have this same sort of protruding serif/spur, and the slanted geometry of the serifs/spurs affords them a look that "retreats" from neighboring glyphs, rather than seeming to protrude into them.
A small-grid font with character.
- No angles.
- Asymmetry should be present wherever feasible.
A flat-topped Decolike. This was a difficult style to work with!
Font with 4x6 global matrix and no line spacing. Made for a number of specialized uses - bitmaps, marquee displays, media player skins, medium-canvas pixel art, etc.
Original size: 4.5pt
Mildly quirky serif font made for the signage/logos of a certain event. Limited character set.
V0.2.6: Finished Cyrillic.
A small scale faux-bezier design with a cutout-esque look. It offers different advantages at different sizes. Most glyphs are legible down to 4pt.
As this design evolves, it gives me an increasing "board games" feeling. This design seems very well-suited for board game parts, especially cards and smaller plastic pieces.
This has a few notable design features:
- Asymmetry helps keep letters like bdpq from being confused for one another
- Serifs and flags accomplish the same thing for groups of similar letters such as ce and ftſ
- Semiserif style helps reduce the need for kerning to almost zero
- Simplified polygons and counter shapes help pixel optimization
See also:Cartoon Riot
A rounded, incised, spurless sci-fi design with a heavy emphasis on visual balance. Language support is in progress.
Revisiting Celosia, this time with faux-beziers instead of pixels.
Alternate @ design on ©.
Font with a "light rays"/stained-glass effect.
THE MOMENT YOU STEP INTO SPOOK MANSION, YOU REALIZE YOU DONE GOOFED UP. THE DOOR SLAMS SHUT BEHIND YOU AS SCARY PIANO MUSIC BEGINS TO WASH OVER YOU AND TERRIFYING KICK DRUM SOUNDS BEGIN TO PUMMEL YOU. WITHIN MOMENTS, YOU ARE DROWNING IN A SEA OF EERIE AMBIENCE. "WOE BETIDE THE FOOL WHO CONSPIRES TO TAKE MY RICHES!", SHOUTS A GHOSTLY VOICE SOMEWHERE BEHIND YOU. YOU TURN, BUT NOTHING'S THERE. BOO! LOL....................................................
An avantgarde serif with a mild horror theme. It takes advantage of the properties of antialiasing/text smoothing algorithms to render a convincingly handmade aesthetic.
Making attractive, consistent, nonpixel serif designs at this grid size is quite a challenge. Making them look handmade is even moreso. I've tried that many times, but this design is the first such one I felt was truly usable. It doesn't quite look typewriter-esque, but blends well with other designs that are.
For this I used many different serif shapes, with each one depending on how the line it was attached to wanted to bend or terminate. This is in contrast to most other serif designs I've seen, in which the serifs themselves are more consistent in shape. I decided against faux-bezier curves for this, because they all looked way too polygonal. I think this is one of few cases where a rectangular O and S enhance the overall design rather than weakening it.
The original Halberdia as it evolved from from 0.1 to 0.3.This is a clone of Halberdia
A font made for a LuneKnight, a Terraria mod by yours truly. It gets its name because parts of it remind me of halberd, partisan, and/or axe heads. I designed this to have the vaguely authoritation look of a Didone as well as a borderline-gaudy look that prevents this from being taken too seriously. These changes lent some much-needed character to the prototypical Didone from which this design evolved. The uppercase letters are more heavily ornamented, as if to suggest that they are letters from an illuminated manuscript.
The main texture is a diamond pattern inspired by vent holes in medieval armor. These were often made with a square punch, and help the font look more handmade. Actually, most of the quirks this font possesses are present to help present a handmade look.
The wider letters are incised, which seems to lessen their perceived wideness by breaking up the shapes. For me this effect lent a more natural flow to the reading.
The ornamentation rules are complicated and factor in lettershapes, English letter frequency, and the existing design parameters. One thing I can concisely explain is that glyphs which normally look fairly plain are ornamented to such an extent that they make others look plain instead (CGJLT1 among others).