A doodle made with Brick Basket.
These glyphs are made to look like trellises, wall screens or stained glass windows. But I think they can pull off many other looks as well.
Looks best at massive sizes! Good for logos, title cards, etc.
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.
Another free 5x5 pixel font for game developers.
This one has a vaguely authoritarian quality thanks to the hard 90° angles.
Looks like a Game Boy font to me. :D
A design inspired by school uniforms, sports team jerseys, etc.
A single line is bent on itself to trace letterforms in 5x5.
The latest entry in my "IVO" series (Inline Versus Outline) in which 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.
For my 300th Fontstruction, a more open and airy deco style than those I usually make. :^)
Even though this is legible at a small size, I consider it a display font since many of its details are subtle. In retrospect I think this looks slightly Broadway-ish... but, this was just my attempt at a 5x5 deco.
"Gongclonker" is my nickname because I am a gong player.
I'll add more to this if there is interest!
A gnarled, pointy design which fits into many historical periods and aesthetics. It makes me think of Wild West woodtype and gargoyles.
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
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)
It seems like nearly everyone has done a version of the Pigpen Cipher. This one is done according to actual source material, and it's 5x5 so it's extremely small.
A 5x5 unicase design made to be very open and airy.
It has a much higher degree of internal consistency than most of my other designs. This was achieved by opening up the forms (A,E,F,J,K,P,Q,R,W,X,Y), minimizing the use of diagonals (A,K,X,Y,Z), using a soft 1px break to indicate curves (B,C,D,G,O,P,Q,R,U), and squaring off a few areas that are normally angled or rounded (M,S,W,Z).
"Ash Isotope" = "Apotheosis". Bit of an in-joke between friends. :^)
"A futuristic attempt at 'insular' English. The main design rule was 'make it bend where it shouldn't'. This could symbolize some cyber-dystopia-lord-dude's desire to stop at nothing, or something."
This design inserts a dot into every empty grid square. Off-grid empty squares don't count - there must be an utterly empty space of 1 square's size ON the grid. The dotting further imparts a unique identity to every letter.
Shall I continue this one? Let me know. :DThis is a clone of Technokratz
A futuristic attempt at "insular" English. The main design rule was "make it bend where it shouldn't". This could symbolize some cyber-dystopia-lord-dude's desire to stop at nothing, or something.
The most friendly and rounded 5x5 pixel design I can make!
"Sage Rigour" = "Gregarious".
5x5 font with a distorted, skewed, or glitched look about it. Plays well with actual glitch effects.
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!
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, although dpla has created many fonts that belong to one or both categories.
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 needs to be a pretty big one for this font to work well - I recommend a display area of 82*7px or more.
An omnilingual cryptographic system which disguises itself as a scrambled substitution cipher. Glyphs are prearranged in groups of four and it is the differences between items within these groups which comprise the actual information. These "words" represent and describe any sound made by any method with any frequency content, and their "strings" (monolinear arrangements) describe the shape, structure and context.
The details of how to properly encode/decode these symbols will remain secret. This is designed in part to inspire others to invent their own systems of this kind. Think about how to do what I claim here to have done, carry it out, and you will have devised yourself something which is human-readable on its own yet as secure as a One-Time Pad.
Gemseeker texts feature in several video games of mine, although the system is only used to display jokes and Easter Egg messages. People know I'm on this site by now, so I can't give them all away on here, can I? ;)
Joketext font from ESOSLite. This is very similar to the original ESOS Lite Terminal, but turned 90 degrees counterclockwise.
This text prints in one or two ways: either as it displays here on-site or in a RTL columnar format where the body of text is rotated back 90 degrees clockwise. The latter is usually used for jokes about weeaboos; I play 100% Orange Juice and watch Katekyō Hitman Reborn! so I pretty much am one.
A 5x5 design inspired by architecture, geometric design principles, and terracing. Many letters look precarious - only a good architect could build structures that balanced so well.
Despite having achieved a satisfactory and distinct look with this, I'm not sure if Architecture is the best motif for it... it may evolve more...
X marks the spots! It's friendly-looking, despite being built from things usually used as cautionary symbols. This is a property which I also perceive in many of the sprites and setpieces of the "Metal Slug" video game. Hmm... maybe I should Fontstruct some actual Metal Slug fonts!
This works as a pixel font, but only at 2x the original size or more because of the close spacing. Smaller sizes will create distortion unless you modify the spacing in-software.
5x5 sunburst design. I think it can be made more legible, but I'm not sure if it can be done without sacrificing style...