I was making some new bricks to add to Brick Basket when the idea of a segmented display made from composites occurred to me. The result is this experimental 25-segment display.
This achieves some interesting "double line"/"folded line" effects. It also gets some pecuilar distortions at smaller sizes.
A gnarled, pointy design which fits into many historical periods and aesthetics. It makes me think of Wild West woodtype and gargoyles.
Squareish halftone patterns on a square grid.
(Use "_" for the blank grid.)
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)
Clone/continuation of Arc Brick 2:2 by geneus1. If you're new, check that link out - lots to learn from in there. All credit to geneus1 for the idea and the basic design of this font.
I found the tutorial long after I had worked out the Fontstructor myself, but decided to clone the font anyway just to see what was going on. Something about the way his font's preview rendered made me think it was a small-grid creation, 2x2 or 3x3. I wondered how he got shapes like those with such a small grid. But as it turns out, the grid size is much larger.
So, with the desire to experiment, I saw the lowercase letters lacked stems, and decided to set about adding them. Then I made all the preference-based changes I would make when presented with letterforms like these, and now here we are. This is where the "Neurosis" name comes from.
Although I didn't learn much from the experience, I had fun and changed the original work from something I just wanted to tinker with into something I'd like to use. Since esthetic sense and taste are subjective, maybe this was a useful exercise after all. One cannot very well account for others' minds when it comes to art.
This isn't a "fixed" version of anything, just a different one. I've published this for those who, for whatever reason, might prefer this one. This seems to me like a respectful way to do things - hopefully others agree.
Random Notes on Things I Changed And Why:
"abdgmnpqru" were given stems to make them look more bookish (and to quell mild neurosis).
The stems reduced the "roundedness" of the overall font slightly too much. So "aehmn" were made more rounded.
"bdfhijkl" were shortened to match the height of the uppercase.
"j" was extruded so its descender matched that of "g" and "y". This did affect j's spacing but I think it's a net benefit overall.
"M" and "W" were narrowed so they would be closer to the other letters in width.
"kx" made symmetrical so they look more like the other lowercase.
"r" was rounded but its overhang was left in because the flat edge it presents helps reduce the needed kerning. Most of my graphics software doesn't support kerning, so I try to make letters that don't need it. A few other letters might benefit from this same sort of consideration.
"ft" were modified for kerning's sake, similar to "r".
Spacing values were widely modified, again to avoid kerning.
Some glyphs were added.
Finally, filter sizes were changed and letters were slightly flattened to help lend them a more distinctive character and help me cram more lines onscreen when using this as a chat font.
I may decide to continue this one further, since it looks quite nice when I use it as a chat font. Thoughts?This is a clone of Arc Brick 2:2 Sample Font
EXPERIMENTAL BLACKLETTER THING or EBT (codename "Chimera Spine") first came into AMFA custody on July 23, 2018. As of this time it is still considered to be non-dangerous. Study of EBT has proven that there is a relationship between its venomous barbs and English letter frequencies, with more common letters being especially likely to have these barbs. The venom itself, while not lethal to any known form of biological tissue, has [REDACTED] effects on the human psyche.
A hexagon shape, a forced perspective effect, and a typeface all had their DNA extracted and recombined by evil scientists at Salk Institute. "Chimera Scales" is a hexagonal blackletter and the culmination of 8 years of genomic research. It has the ability to look like itself no matter what environment it's in. ALSO IT EATS HUMAN SOULS.
I came up with an original high-res design, then brickswapped to turn everything into square bricks. The result sort of reminds me of Proxima Punch Pixel Squared, but less art deco and more computer-esque. It has a really old and naive look to it which could make it good for retro-terminal use.
"Buttons Foe" = "Obtuse Font". Not only is it an obtuse font in look and construction, it's reminescent of an era when computers were thought of as adversarial magic voodoo boxes. So both the name and the anagram are equally applicable. :^)
Experimental slab-serif. It reminds me of the Wild West and the old cartoon "The Jetsons" at the same time. It uses two kinds of serifs: normal slabs and "hangover" serifs. The hangovers are the ones that look like overhangs. Is there another name for them? I don't know.
This font is set to appear in several games at once! I'm not the developer of any of them! WOO
Despite what you may have heard, a "hoedown" is just a party. ;)
Experimental 49-segment display.
In making and studying other segmented displays, I noticed they tended to have strong-looking right angled lines but weak-looking diagonals. This is my attempt to make a design where both styles of lines look more appealing and join together more solidly.
Letters within letters! Type an uppercase letter followed by a lowercase letter to nest them. Type a period for an inner square, and > for an outer square.
This was an experiment from several years ago that I found half-finished while looking for potential CounterComp entries. I added missing letters and quite dramatically improved the existing ones. It's not perfect, and some combinations don't work so well (I'm particularly unhappy with capital I), but I think it turned out pretty well nonetheless.
Beware: for some reason, the downloaded font is huge-about 6 times the height of most other fonts-which makes it look horrible in e.g. MS Word, due to the pixel optimization at "small" sizes. I'm not sure what causes this, and consequentially, I don't know how to fix it.
An attempt to produce a low-resolution pixel font which generates mazes from arbitrary strings of text. It requires the use of negative line spacing (available only to certain software) to look right without hand-editing.
The mazes it produces aren't the best, but they are definitely interesting! I might just call this a cipher and be done with it...
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)
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Welcome to Tridisaster. It's ALL TRIANGLES, ALL THE TIME. Welcome to Triangle Channel.
Mathematical operators have a distinctive "open" look to help set them apart. There are few exceptions (like ^) because these symbols are used in many non-math contexts.
The only one I'm not sure about at this point is the comma, which works fine for my purposes, but probably makes this font a pain for anyone who tries to read/write at length with it. XD
All Basic Latin is kerned for both cases! Use a mixed case to create weird alien scaffolding! Inverted ",." can be found on "µ¶".
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A pseudo-woodcut look. Kind of western, pirate-esque, or maybe even medieval!
I like the naive looks of this one, and probably won't change it.
An experimental font "antipode". The opposition lies in the fact that in one font there are rounded strokes and pixels. Some letters and characters are completely rounded, some are pixelated, and some have both rounded and pixel elements
52 characters for the basic Latin set, 10 numerals, 36 punctuation characters, 66 characters for the Russian language set
Please let me know what do you think :)
A display typeface based upon some physical type I made from dark food colouring etched into sugar syrup - this is the second part in which the food dye has bled into the sugar syrup much more. This was to represent the brief theme I picked of 'unstable', hence why all the characters are completely induvidual in size and shape. I have also published a first version of this type before the dye bled into the syrup.
A display typeface (probably best viewed small, I'm aware!) based upon some physical type I made from dark food colouring etched into sugar syrup. This was to represent the brief theme I picked of 'unstable', hence why all the characters are completely induvidual in size and shape. I have also published a second version which displays what happens when the food colouring bled into the sugar syrup.
Designed for illegibility. In theory, leverages neuroplasticity so you can read it after practice and nobody else can. May not be useful to anybody else. May not even work for me. Experimental.
Note: This is named "Cryptonomicon Basis", as the general form of the letters is the Cryptonomicon and this is the reference font- other fonts can be made with the same letter form and still implement Cryptonomicon.
An unconventional way to construct 5x5 pixel-based font using nudging facility to give an effect of distortion. Aaand yes, it's readable at pixel size.