For this, I just wanted to make the squarest design I could. But, it wasn't enough to just force everything into a square shape. I wanted to find forms that were distinct and aesthetically pleasing, as well. So I started to "pinch" certain corners and vertices. I rather like this result! Looks weird, but not glitched.
Continuing on the theme of overzealously antialiased pixel fonts, here's a 3x5 no-wasted-matrix design. The shading enabled me to make many glyphs which normally need to be truncated or compressed (MWaemswz@«©»®, etc). Looks best at 2x Pixel size!
This gives me an "old newspaper" feeling and seems like the kind of font that would be used for the text of such newspapers in old adventure games.
Unfortunately, I could not get the shading effect to work in any graphics software except by turning antialiasing on, and this ruins the look. So if you want to render text in this font, I recommend going to View -> User Input, typing your text here on this page, and then screen capturing it...
Telos Unicase with overzealous antialiasing applied to it. It looks as if it were automatically antialiased by 16-bit hardware - a bit smudgy, almost pencil-shaded. Check it out at 2x Pixel size!
Despite its simple looks, this font is just about the densest thing I can create on a 5x5 grid without obfuscating the letters themselves.
While using this font I discovered some unforeseen uses for shaded styles such as this. Since the "antialiasing" occurs in only one shade and never overlaps or replaces solid pixels, it can be easily mass-selected. One can quickly and easily recolor sections of the font, convert it to the non-antialiased version, or clone the layer the translucent pixels are on and achieve more interesting effects.This is a clone of Telos Unicase
A 5x5 Greek pixel font designed by request for a friend. This is going to be used in some amusing comics! Too bad I won't be able to read them. :D
(This also supports Dutch and English.)
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)
Font from the ingame marquee display of Barcade Brawl, a 2015 game by yours truly. This was made to look similar to the system fonts from old arcade boards, PC microsystems, etc. You've probably seen the fonts I'm talking about; they're everywhere and many people refer to them singularly as "the arcade font" or "the NES font".
This is 7x7 with no wasted matrix, but it looks better without monospacing since not every glyph is the same width. It also makes a decent terminal & chat font, at least for those who don't care about the case of the messages they read and write.
Feel free to use this in your games, etc.!
Original size: 5.25pt (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)
Experimental 5x3 font. This went through quite a few iterations! The result is surprisingly readable, but still not quite something I'd want to use as a chat font.
In making this I did my best to avoid compression and truncation, trying instead to use the interpretation of light as my guide. Many glyphs don't look much at all like what they represent, but as my eye glides over them, they make sense and I read them without issue.
A compressed, squareish microfont. 4x4, monospaced, no wasted matrix.
I like how this one uses all the space it occupies. Glyphs like ijl1 fill out the words they're in rather than creating voids. Also, i looks kind of like a lit candlestick, and I like that.
Original size: 3pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
An attempt at Gridbug in 2x2!
Trying this style out. The name comes from a monster in the game NetHack.
A 5x5 design expanded to 11x11. This gives it a cinematic marquee look.
"Mythical Bursts" is an anagram of "Bismuth Crystal". The design is inspired by said crystals as well as Mayan/Aztec carvings (or at least, the comparatively simple forms they have in popular media) and sgraffito art in which a surface is scratched off to reveal a contrasting material underneath.
12SEP2018: I've edited every glyph in order to disconnect the letterforms from their enclosing shapes. This makes the font much more readable and consistent.
Original size: 42pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)