A single line is bent on itself to trace letterforms in 5x5.
The latest entry in my "IVO" series (Inline Versus Outline) in which inline and outline elements are split, merged, and altered to make them ambiguous and to allow new styles to emerge. They may look like maze fonts, but they have a different design methodology altogether.
Made via subtractive methods.
For my 300th Fontstruction, a more open and airy deco style than those I usually make. :^)
Even though this is legible at a small size, I consider it a display font since many of its details are subtle. In retrospect I think this looks slightly Broadway-ish... but, this was just my attempt at a 5x5 deco.
"Gongclonker" is my nickname because I am a gong player.
I'll add more to this if there is interest!
A fat deco. :^)
Definitely a display font since the thin lines disappear at small sizes...
I'll add to this if there is interest!
Just a chip off the ol' block.... or the ol' shoulder :^)
See also: Solidity
An experiment in subtle asymmetry (it's most evident in the upper case).
This font has nothing to do with Doctor Who. I just think Badwolf is an apt name! :D
A gnarled, pointy design which fits into many historical periods and aesthetics. It makes me think of Wild West woodtype and gargoyles.
A 4x5 design made for legibility, aesthetics, and an almost authoritarian regularity. This makes it suited for comics, tutorials, general reading, and more. It can be easily read at its original size with the same effort it would take to read a high-res design of the same size.
Not every glyph is 4x5 - for this design I allowed many glyphs to offset or break the grid for the sake of looks. But this is still a very regular design despite these quirks.
This design has been tested and reported to make an excellent font for IRC and other chat clients!
Original size: 4.5pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Another rounded sans-serif. Gives me a slight "noir" feeling.
The shapes and spacings were fine-tuned to look good at every legible size, with every letter having a constant width (except "I") and standing distinct from its neighbors.
"X" makes four undesired bends, "V" is too sharp for my liking, and "Y" is a bit too short. But I have tinkered with composite pieces trying to fix them for hours now. Maybe someone else has the patience to continue on...
Neon-style lettering in 5x5. I tried to keep the considerations of neon tubes in mind. Most forms are simple and several of them get repurposed for other glyphs. Further, the bends which would occur in actual neon tubing were taken into account while routing each glyph.
A closer look will find some advanced glyphs which would have to be produced by a master glassblower in order to work as neon fixtures (such as DHJKXOQ08*#+).
This is spaced like a pixel font so that it can be used as one. Fonts which work especially well in both pixel and high-res mediums can be considered Hybrids.
"Lightened Son" is an anagram for "Neon Delights".
Idea for Improvement: A wiring solution - some system designed to be on a layer behind the letters so that they look convincingly wired up.
See also:Technokratz family
Military related icons. The 4 stars are meant to represent a player number. You can easily erase the stars to make pieces for Players 1, 2, and 3.
Got a request or idea? Let me know.
- SERIES 1 -
A - Tank
B - Anti-Aircraft Gun
C - Jet Fighter
D - Stealth Bomber
E - Battle/Explosion
F - Big Explosion/Nuclear Explosion
G - Missile Truck/Mobile Launcher
H - Flying Cross Medal - for distinguished aviators
I - Strategic Map
J - Military Convoy Truck
K - Bullets
L - Shells
M - Bombs
N - Strike Zone
O - Sm. Helicopter
P - Surface-to-Air Radar
Q - Surface-to-Surface Radar
R - Infantry Section
S - Civilians
T - ICBMs
U - Radar/Comms Coverage Area
V - APC
W - POWs
X - Opposing Forces
Y - Navy & Marine Corps Medal - for noncombat heroism
Z - Communications Satellite
a - Reconaissance Satellite
b - Weapon Satellite
c - Satellite Array
d - Patrol Boat
e - Frigate
f - Destroyer
g - Aircraft Carrier
h - Submarine
i - Mines
j - Depth Charges
klmnop - ???
q - Terrain (Road)
r - Terrain (Woodland)
s - Terrain (Mountain)
t - Terrain (Mountain Range)
u - Terrain (Calm Seas)
v - Terrain (Rough Seas)
w - Terrain (Desert/Sand)
x - Terrain (Wetlands/Mud)
y - Terrain (Hills)
z - Terrain (Lake/River)
. - Falling Bomb
, - Transport Plane
10x10 fantasy- and RPG-related icons. The bigger they are, the better they look!
The first eight (A-H) were made for a friend's request. Now I'm adding more on my own. :^)
Since I have encountered quite a few bugs while making these, each glyph is now tested for clarity at every size. A few had to be altered in order to comply.
Got an idea or request for a new item? Let me know and I'll add it. I am trying to add an item for every "character class" I can think of before I move on to start adding second items for them. This helps keep the assortment diverse.
- SERIES 1 -
A - Knight's Blade
B - Warrior's Shield
C - Paladin's Helmet
D - Samurai's Armour
E - Wizard's Potion
F - Thief's Keys
G - Monk's Rosary
H - Dwarf's Pickaxe
I - Necromancer's Scroll
J - Sorceress' Staff
K - Shaman's Totem (Spider)
L - Ninja's Glove
M - Assassin's Bow
N - Cleric's Holy Symbol
O - Viking's Hammer
P - Bandit's Buckler
Q - Barbarian's Axe
R - Druid's Mandrake
S - Priest's Altar
T - Jester's Crowns
U - Warlock's Book of Shadows
V - Witch's Lantern
W - Dancer's Lei
X - Hypnotist's Charm
Y - Miner's Hat
Z - Explorer's Map
- SERIES 2 -
a - Trapper's Caltrops
b - Demolitionist's Arsenal
c - Vampire Hunter's Boomerang
d - Herbalist's Bag
e - Archaeologist's Fossil
f - Goblin's War Trumpet
g - Gourmand's Covered Platter
h - Musician's Harp
i - Gladiator's Net
j - Oracle's Beads
k - Bard's Singing Sword
l - Spelunker's Rope
m - Merchant's Abacus
n - Gambler's Dice
o-z - ??? (not yet drawn)
- SERIES 3 -
0 - Skeleton
1 - Kobold
2 - Goblin
3 - Bone Dragon
4 - Pumpkin Head
5 - Slime
6 - Vampire
7 - Imp
8 - Dragon
9 - Mimic
. - Chest
, - Pile of Loot
A quadratic design which also kind of looks like a hedge maze viewed from overhead.
The idea here was that I had 4 quadrants with 90-degree angles in them, and I would turn or modify those quadrants so they looked like letterforms.
A fusion between Roman-style text and pixel art - the sort of font that might have existed in old 80s font software. It's fairly wide and something of a colossus among pixel fonts, hence the name "Verbossus".
This is kerned, but not entirely. I plan for more language support so I don't yet know the entire list of combinations that will need kerning.
In publishing this I've now shared over 30,000 glyphs!
Original size: 13pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A design inspired by four-leaf clovers and rotational symmetry.
See also:Methods Emerge from Madness
Reticular octagonal inline vs. outline thing. Made using an additive method in which no template bricks were removed - though many were replaced with square bricks. The original form is on ",".
It's split horizontally. An uppercase letter one line above the same lowercase letter produces a full 5x10 letterform.
Unlike other fonts with similar ideas, this one is made in a nonstandardized way. Some letters can be extended beyond 2 lines of height without changing their structure and some can't. By experimenting with these forms one might discover new styles.
Despite what the preview shows, there is no line spacing at all.
"Tameshigiri" means "test cutting".
Original size: 4pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A work in progress, much like its parent font "Sonder Slab". More glyphs and improvements will come.This is a clone of Sonder Slab
A 7x7 outline design which is made to form solid-looking masses from the glyphs while still allowing the outer perimeters of words to take on some unique shapes.
Original size: 5.25pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Made experimentally as an alternative to "Nimbus Mono L". I'll add more glyphs if there is interest.
This one is proving to be a good challenge and might take a while... I haven't forgotten about it, though!
A font made to have an early 16-bit look, kind of like the HUD font from Sonic the Hedgehog games. These glyphs are rounded off for consistency and the lowercase has been narrowed.
It seems like nearly everyone has done a version of the Pigpen Cipher. This one is done according to actual source material, and it's 5x5 so it's extremely small.
Just a simple font that's made to look like klaxons, blinkers, sirens, warning flashers, etc. I made this design small so that the klaxons could be placed onto other pixel art.
Perhaps I'll do a bigger version of this which animates like a rotating police siren! That would likely take 8 frames or more for each glyph, so it would be fairly arduous.
Original size: 10.5pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Just a font doodle. :D
Perhaps I'll embellish them further with charms/baubles hanging from the bottom of each?
Making these look like glowing lanterns should be easy! Just create some yellow or orange behind them, blur it, and set its layer blending mode to Additive or Screen.
Addendum: Well, it seems like FontMortar encounters many problems with rendering this one. I can't make a sample for the time being...
How much detail can you get by expanding 3x4 to 3x5? Not a whole lot, as it turns out. Still, this is nice and readable.
A 5x5 unicase design made to be very open and airy.
It has a much higher degree of internal consistency than most of my other designs. This was achieved by opening up the forms (A,E,F,J,K,P,Q,R,W,X,Y), minimizing the use of diagonals (A,K,X,Y,Z), using a soft 1px break to indicate curves (B,C,D,G,O,P,Q,R,U), and squaring off a few areas that are normally angled or rounded (M,S,W,Z).
"Ash Isotope" = "Apotheosis". Bit of an in-joke between friends. :^)
A rounded version of Pixelcruiser Flagship. I think rounding it off both made it better-looking and more readable! This now looks like something I'd use in pixel comics.This is a clone of Pixelcruiser Flagship
Want to see a magic trick? This font quickly loses readability when it is shrunk or enlarged from its original size! It's like an anti-font, judging you for wanting to use it.
I think this makes excellent placeholder text at small sizes, though to the uninitiated it might just look like blurry Braille.This is a clone of CelLCD
A tiny font made for pixel art tutorials and streamer use. The inspiration comes from old art of video game controllers which I used to make, in particular the letters ABCLRXYZ which I drew many times on many controller buttons. The more complex letters (B,E,M,W) take on slightly abstract forms for neatness' sake.
Since these glyphs are all 4x4 unicase, compositing them for use in Fontstruct tutorials might save you a lot of work. Feel free to clone this for such a use.
Original size: 3pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)