Inspired by a font I saw in a children's book. The artist had drawn a map of the world on canvas and used a tiny serif font to label important points on the map. The letters had such a cute hand-made feel to them that I just had to recreate it in FS.
Uppercase letters are 6 grid squares (3 bricks) tall; lowercase are 4.5 (2.25 bricks). IIRC nudging had recently been introduced; this definitely would have been impossible without it.
I've been wanting to do this kind of font for ages, think of it as a soft square or a hard circle. Since it's been so long, I can't really remember the exact source of inspiration, but I do remember it had something to do with kix and his work.
The ability to kern now has obviously made the spacing better than it would have been otherwise. Thanks, Rob.
Another marker-style experiment, this time with inktraps. The grid size makes for many difficulties, so some characters could be better (S, Z, e, x, etc.). Suggestions are very welcome for these glyphs, or any others. Thanks and enjoy!
5/16/14 S, Z, f, x, 2, $ and accents were tweaked by nudging. V1.1
1/30/15 The old, un-beautiful e and 7 have been fixed. Still looking for a solution for the 2. Also added Œ and œ. V1.2
6/7/16 Adjusted the 2 again; still not perfect, but better than before. Also narrowed the 7. V1.3