A rigid all-caps font, display/signage style. No curved shapes - I wanted something in the same spirit as "ITC Machine" (Designed by R Bonder and T Carnase in 1970). Thus with a little less compact approach, making it more versatile. Zoomed out, It’s like an edgy, bold and slightly condensed neo-grotesque.
(This fontstruction may be part of a client project, therefore it is fully licenced - at the moment. Hopefully I´ll make it downloadable under the fontstruct licence.)
Inspired by a type identification request over at Typography.guru.
During developement, the tool has taken over, also helped by the scarcity of letters available in the original, making the design more sans than serif, and with strong MICR vibes in some places.
The name means "shoe shop" (also shoe repair or shoe making) in Italian.
At the moment the language coverage is limited to Western Europe.
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
A 5x5 design expanded to 11x11. This gives it a cinematic marquee look.
After Floraeolien which was intended to give simple blocky decorative elements, and the usual text-suitable fonts I make, I simply had to mix the two... Meet CARRELAGE, the tile for the visually challenged.