Welcome to Orwellian Barcode Prison, antithesis of Chicken Wire. The only thing to do here is squint.
A spirally design which tries its best to be lineal. Check out the "M" to see the "ammonyte". :D
Well, for some time I've wanted to make a font entirely with spirals. This is not that font, but it's as close as I've gotten to actually carrying out the idea. This is also small enough to use for body text, which is likely more than will be able to be said about an actual 100% spiral font.
Original size: 15.75pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
Version 1.1: All 144 glyphs accounted for, changed to monospaced.
A style of writing based on Orcish architecture, culture, and mythology. The main design rule was "no diagonals".
The name is inspired by Beogh, god of orcs in the Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup video game.
Original size: 6.75pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
Confidento is a typeface based and styled on the word Confident, aiming to produce a type which uses features that are strong and bold. One of the main characteristics I have aimed to encorporate throughout this process is the use of a balanced type design, enabling the design to not become too heavy. I achieved this through the means of having large variation in width across different aspects of the text.
While walking through Glitch Forest, you spot a sudden movement behind the Sprite Trees. It's [EVIL_ANGATONIST]! With a twisted smile, s/he/it converts your words into text written in this font. ZOUNDS! How will you get through summer school now?
This was made to reproduce an amusing glitch found in MIDAS which caused insanely high ratings of 17.3×10^213 (17.3 septuagintillion). The glitch has since been fixed.
Logotype made by request for a friend.
An extension of ideas present in "Gehenna".
A font wherein each glyph is depicted through the placement of exactly 5 pixels on a 5x5 grid. This was inspired by basketball where only 5 players per team are on the court at once.
I feel these glyphs could be useful for board games since it takes very few pieces to render these shapes.
Cybernaut turned inside-out! The result is mostly illegible except when used at multiples of the original size and with antialiasing turned off. At the original size (2x Pixel size), it's capable of some magnificent cybernetic aesthetics.
Original size: 21pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Cybernaut
An experimental 15-segment display which looks rather like a fence.
There's no DE-FENSE against DE-FENCE!
See also:Lonewolves Guild
Nirvanite Fossil with round shapes changed to diamonds.
I think this one is the toughest to read in the family - even harder than Nirvanite Pixel. Oh well!This is a clone of Nirvanite Fossil
Pixelated demake of Nirvanite Fossil. It introduces more size variation than its predecessors, and proves even harder to read. The size variation was necessary to prevent these sprites from being too large and to make them more unique from the glyphs in Nirvanite Fossil.
Original size: 25pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A pixel font which uses diagonal arrangements only, resulting in several optical illusions at once! It can appear to have solid lines, gradients, polka-dots, and more.
The negative spaces within the glyphs are as few as possible, to facilitate coloring them in. A few of them ("V", "W", "7", "^" etc.) are a bit arduous... I recommend zooming way in while coloring them...
A font which looks like a board game. It has no relation to Conway's Game of Life, although that may change. :D
A form of alien mirror-Latin which the wizard Iacedrom used to summon mustard spirits. Looks like a forest which grew while subject to radiation poisoning.
If you make any ambigrams with this, I'd love to see them!
Alternate take on Nirvanite, this time with bullseyes rather than solid circles as the large segments.
This one is a lot more organic than its predecessor, but also a lot more confusing. Looks like clusters of alien tadpole eggs to me!This is a clone of Nirvanite
Pandora's Blocks is a new kind of box. A better box. A box that contains things unheard of in the world of humans, a box that dissolves problems and anxieties and casts them unto the wind, a box that turns the words you say and the thoughts you think into ambrosia. Do the right thing and don't not not de-un-open the box. There are bad things living in there.
You must repost this message on Facebook within 30 seconds. If you don't warn at least 12 people about the dangers of pixel fonts by tomorrow, your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandma will rise from the dead and raid your kitchen. She was a master Sandwichologist employed by Sir Francis Bacon himself. Repeat, DO NOT OPEN THE BOX.
Experimental mosaic... or maybe a new mineral species?
This one started as a doodle. I began placing circles to see what kinds of complex shapes I could make, and this was the result.
It achieves a new visual effect at almost every size up to the original. Also try slowly moving the zoom slider for some interesting animations!
This font is now nearly 1MB in size! I guess it has to do with the intrinsic complexity of circles.
Experimental 24-segment display or massive monochrome Mondrian matrix. Pixel compatible!
The thinking behind this one was that with incongruously sized segments arranged in the proper way, I would create a design which was effectively 5x5, but which accomodated more glyphs than 5x5 usually does. Negative space is incorporated into the structure of many glyphs, though not enough to classify this as an IVO design.
"Qualtron" is the name of an imaginary entity that a friend believed in - a being meant to represent the result of "a mathematical equation that can rule the universe". I didn't inquire further about it... :D
1. Segments can have interior length/width of 2 or 5.
2. The central 2x2 square must always remain open.
3. Square bricks and 90-degree angles only.
Original size: 20.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Another attempt at alien Latin. It's made to have an organic, almost writhing look, but also to be easily written with a brush or spray paint.
A font which looks like sunbursts, fires, explosions, and more depending on its presentation. Seems like a design that would be used when its ability to get noticed is more important than its legibility...
A single line is bent on itself to trace letterforms in 5x5.
This is part of my "IVO" series (Inline Versus Outline) wherein 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.
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.
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)
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
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Original size: 5.25px (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
I started with an omega symbol, then bent and twisted it many times. This is the result. Is Weirdo English my new calling?
Original size: 5.25px (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
A continuation of ideas present in Technokratz, with some imagination added for good measure!
This creates new ambigrams and ambiguous words. Here are a few that I found:
AND = ROD
FACE = FREE
FONT = FROM
FOX = HOT
FREE = TREE
INTO = TOMB
LAY = EAT
PHYSICS = EXISTES
SOLD = SAID
TECH = MECH/MEEK/NECK
THE = AXE
TOXIC = MOXIE
VICTORINOX = LAWSUIT (hah, just kidding)
WATER = TAMER
YEATS = TEAMS
Since I like this ambiguity so much, I will keep working to make letters resemble other letters even more! The real trick is finding these synergies while still preserving enough variability in forms that things can still be read flawlessly.
A 117-segment display made to have a more "mosaic" look. Try using this one at odd sizes, especially with antialiasing off! The resulting distortions occur in a consistent way which leads to many new uses for the font.
Original size: 38pt
Experimental 12-segment display. This is my attempt at making an ultra-small segmented display suitable for printing on actual pixel art screens. As far as I know, this is the first fusion of Latin-style microfont and segmented display.
Initially I tried making this with 3px long segments, but the result looked almost exactly like Calculatrix 12. So I shrank it down to 5x5 to ensure it would take on its own look.
Of course, your pixel art style still needs to be a pretty big one for this font to work well - I recommend a display area of 82*7px or more.
See also:Pandora's Blocks
An experimental 25-segment display. This one is also made to produce various optical effects at different sizes.