The 5x5 pixel font used for the Virtual Gremlin, an old emulator/game I wrote. The standard font for ingame text.
This font was also designed to work well with IRC clients and ASCII games (see sample).
Breaking the 5x5 grid was unfortunate but necessary in order to make legible characters in non-Latin languages.
A semibold Gongclonker made to the same specs as the original - 5x5 with no wasted matrix.This is a clone of Gongclonker
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.
A single line is bent on itself to trace letterforms in 5x5.
This is part of my "IVO" series (Inline Versus Outline) wherein 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.
An attempt to make low-resolution, circled letters without the use of filters. Reminds me of branding irons or stencils. The name is based on a friend's joke about lost marbles. :^)
TIP: This one looks best at smaller sizes (24pt or less) and with antialiasing/ClearType turned on!
For my 300th Fontstruction, a more open and airy deco style than those I usually make. It has a strong sense of the "negative space has been sliced out" look about it which I tend toward in an art deco design.
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.
A space-esque design made for a friend! The angular counters give this a simplified geometry which makes it easy to read despite its looks. Works well for small- or large-scale applications - chat, terminals, logos, and more. Supports Dutch, English, and Greek!
The original was cloned off and preserved elsewhere. The version you see here has centered glyphs.
Making a pixel font series.
Things that don't look good: (x, 1/4, 1/2)
Best font size: multiples of 7This is a clone of 5x5 pxl
A stencil design in which diagonal cuts are used to imply angles and curves. It does not quite obey the rules of a segmented display, but it tries its best!
This is inspired by some text I put on the side of the Sheepslayer Mk.2, a flying dragon car piloted by Lyll "Hatch" Soretti in my game Seven Candles.
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.
See also:Psycho Wave
A design inspired by school uniforms, sports team jerseys, etc.
UC cloned to LC to make this easier to use...
An attempt at an angular, futuristic Fraktur design. It's also inspired by ancient Greek stonecarvings, or at least, the way such carvings are depicted in comics and cartoons. It has a lot of intentional asymmetry to make it look quirky and slightly comical. (I tried making everything symmetrical with composites, but it looked boring!)
I welcome any suggestions for this one. I've never tried to make a "normal" Fraktur, only avantgarde ones, so I'm not very knowledgeable about the style.
Another conlang/conscript from my own works. These are the Symbols of Starborn Lightness used by Asgari.
Asgari is an artificial sun orbiting Gara, an interstellar planet. It was built to use Starborn Lightness symbols as concept-units in order to electronically convey information to the Garai people about itself. So, these symbols were originally something like status indicators. Until C.Y. 1997, they could be seen on displays in the Celestial Telemetry Room at Magong Stack One in Upper Netazeca.
However, some Garai re-used the symbols to make constructed languages and ciphers. Monsaic Sun is unique among these in that it uses only the existing symbols, without any alteration. So this font can be used to write either language.
Appears in: Seven Candles Trilogy (2013)