Experimental effects font. To me it looks like pins, hot air balloons, weird trees, icecreams, map points, and more!
Some puzzling boxes, indeed! These are named for Lemarchand, maker of the puzzle box which appeared in the movie series "Hellraiser".
This design has a variety of textures and optical illusions up its sleeve. See the sample for a few of them.
Original size: 47pt (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...
Since this is a doodle, I'm not sure how I'll complete it yet. Presently, the best idea I have is to clone the uppercase to the lowercase, then alternate the checkerboard patterns on the lowercase so that each letter can be animated. This would result in something a lot like Pixel Flames, but much more eye-straining to look at.
Or, I could make the lowercase set match the negative spaces on the uppercase, so that we get more of a "blinking neon" effect.
Alter version of Game of Strife. These two designs are for a project that is in progress. They're made to animate and swap between each other so that the text they print seems "untrustworthy".
(If you guessed that this text was being printed by an evil AI, you've won! Here's your free Nothing.)This is a clone of Game of Strife
A font which looks like a board game. It has no relation to Conway's Game of Life, although that may change. :D
Experimental multiline design.
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!
If this design is modified, it will break. But, it has been tested and seen to produce no graphical glitches.This is a clone of Nirvanite
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)
I'm having agrate time here! I can hardly cage my excitement.
This effect font can achieve many looks - riveted plating, segmented displays, spectrograms, grills, cages, formations of vehicles seen from high altitude, jails, and more!
A pixel font disguised as a high-resolution one. It's a pretty effective disguise thanks to the gaps between bricks.
Another of my many doodles. Fun to make!
Finally, a design where all the diacritics blend in and look natural!
A doodle made with Brick Basket.
This has many uses! It works as a pixel font or a high-res one, and can generate a surprising range of visual effects.
Made via subtractive methods.
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
Squareish halftone patterns on a square grid.
(Use "_" for the blank grid.)
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.
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 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
An experimental 25-segment display. This one is also made to produce various optical effects at different sizes.
Framed, perfect symmetry, seamless tiling, no composites, no filters, no MSG.
This was made in the style of a reticle or selection field, but it is capable of much more. It can create the appearance of a cargo net, electric grid, or caution-taped area. It's high impact and captures attention quickly, much like an electric caution cargo net.
Use with 0 line spacing for the best effect!
DANGER: ENTERING DIAGONAL ZONE! Unless you're a glyph. Then you only get to use 90-degree angles!
(Use _ for empty space.)
What's the matter? Don't you like square bricks? :D
An experiment to see how good of a hex grid I could make with just the hex brick. Answer: Pretty good!
(Use _ for the blank grid.)
This is capable of some pretty convincing "TV static" type effects, too!
Some letters were recently reworked to make them more consistent with the others in height.
Another experiment. I made a grid out of the pinwheel shapes, then started drawing on it. Not sure why the bugged glyph count... hope nothing goes wrong...
Try viewing at 2x Pixel size to see how it is intended to look!
Type one of `|\^ then a letter to texture the background as well!
Type _ to create the blank pattern between letters.
Original size: 51pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
1. Alphabetic glyphs must fill the pinwheel grid space as much as possible.
2. The pinwheels must not touch any letter's perimeter line. Nor must they deviate from their formation, except when being deleted to make room for the perimeter lines.
3. 90-degree angles only.
A grunged-up/faded Gumshoe. Made to be used at smaller sizes for a faded & distressed look. It can be used with or without antialiasing, and will generate many optical effects which look like grunge or sponge brushes. It also has a bit of an "ink flow" effect where serifs overflow a bit into each other (see "S", "2", etc.).
Check out the Pixel view!This is a clone of Gumshoe
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Another simple experiment with composites, this time trying to make a font which can easily accomplish a "diamond encrusted" or "disco floor" style effect within my graphics software.
SPOILER: I succeeded. :D
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A pixel font made to look like fire! Now you can answer (and ask!) your burning questions...
Drawing and editing these takes more time and effort than most other forms of pixel art. Don't expect them to look perfect without some time and effort from YOU, as well. An effect like this requires hand adjustment of every part at every stage.
The coloring, infill color, and effects you use with this font make a drastic difference as to what looks are evoked by its shapes! Scroll down for lots of examples. :^)
Alternates on lowercase!
TODO: Alternates for .,?!@_*#$%&()+/:;<=>[\]^`[|]~†123456890
Original size: 18pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)