Mechanical Horse resembles the engravings which might be found on a mechanical horse such as the one from Vampire Hunter D. What qualifies me to say this? Well, I watched Vampire Hunter D a couple of times and have been speculating wildly for decades, which is more than enough time to get good at it.
Please exercise caution when handling Mechanical Horse. Its edges can be pointy.
What would happen if we combined a segmented display with a CACTUS? This. This is what would happen.
By request, a skewed, spooky sans-serif.
"Xenopyre" is an anagram of "Pyroxene", in much the same way as this design is an analogue of Basalt.
Another 2x2 doodle. :^)
An experimental logotype and another attempt to create a distinctive design in 2x2. Some words look better than others... it's best for 1-2 word phrases rather than body text.
"B", "P", and "R" are compromise designs... no satisfactory way exists to create their curves while maintaining the optimal line width, so their counters were filled a bit to give them the same sense of solidity as the other letters.
A "denghon" is a giant, many-limbed, extradimensional creature found throughout my games, especially ESOS.
Experimental brush/pen thing. Has a slightly spooky look. Because of their tapering curves, many glyphs can render with a "split" or "stencil" look about them. This is due to software-imposed limitations on vector rendering. Designs which share this property can be considered Pseudostencils.
This design is not informed or inspired by any existing typographical traditions. I set out to make the "claw" bricks (as I call them) into a font and this is the result.
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 gnarled, pointy design which fits into many historical periods and aesthetics. It makes me think of Wild West woodtype and gargoyles.
A font which looks like a sea urchin, the eminent anemone enemy.
A 5x5 design inspired by trimarans, which are boats with three parallel hulls. A lot of these letters also look like tridents, nets, or fishing gigs - so, nautical theme it is!
Here at Marengi Omnisystems, we like to put a twist on the ordinary. Consider the plus sign. Normal plus signs have four termini. But, after dozens of minutes of modification, the plus sign can be transformed into myriad other shapes, all of which are even pointier than the original. Don't Worry, No Frankenplusses Here! These are actually organic, free-range, grass-fed plus signs that we chopped up and glued together. Don't you wish all stories could end so happily?
5x5 sunburst design. I think it can be made more legible, but I'm not sure if it can be done without sacrificing style...
My 200th Fontstruction! :^)
This font, especially the "M", has been kicking around in my mind for years. I wanted a design that looked "kinda like a Metroid". Then, I tried to Fontstruct it. That brings us to the present.
(This font has nothing to do with the "Gods Will Be Watching" video game. I just think the name Xenolifer has the right ring to it.)
See also: Xenolifer Pixel
A highly exclusive language used by people on Bysonce Island, Planet Ashr in my video game Endless Sea of Stars. This one is used for private documents and old government records, and its brother language Eudastiphos Hand is used for public court documents.
Calystiphos Hand is much simpler than its brother language, despite looking much more complicated. Each glyph refers to highly specific concepts and so it is most used to record time-tested, factual information rather than stories or fiction. However, these glyphs can still be considered as runes, as each one is host to whole mysteriums of information and idiomatic knowledge which have been associated with it.
Bysoncians use a base-8 system of numeracy. 9 would thus be written as 81, 10 as 82, etc. There is no numeral 9.
Calystiphos is the Ashrian god of siroccos. The simplest way to put it is to say that he represents the "yin" of the pantheon.
This is a take on a classic arcade font with crowns and points. Best used for large type.
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