Westmobster NRC — Magnetic Ink Character Recognition style
A typeface design inspired by the MICR aesthetics style.
I haven't checked and compared this against any of the others already in existence, but due to this it's obvious that this is going to share several resemblances with other similar fonts that are out there.
But I'm pretty confident that this isn't just your next Westminster or Data70.
Just to point out one of the unmistakable difference here for example, is the more distinct Sci-Fi characteristic, which is especially strong within it's uppercase set.
This sort of fonts have been strongly associated with computers technology, especially in the late 1960s and early-to-mid 1970s. Nowdays these lettering concepts are frequently used to indicate computer involvement in television series, films, books, music fashion and several other media.
In the 1960s, the MICR fonts became a symbol of modernity or futurism, leading to the creation of look-a-like "computer" typefaces that imitated the appearance of the MICR fonts.
It still requires some minor adjustment and tweaks, but the global concept is finished.
Let me know what you think,
Based on a font identification request over at Typography.guru.
Only |J|Q|Z| are done from scratch, but most letters still needed some interpretation in order to choose what to keep as a detail and what to discard as just an artefact.
As per the samples available, it's just uppercase (plus the lonely lowercase |c|).
It is possible that the original wasn't a pixel font after all, or that the pixels weren't square, and probably it had a higher resolution than 13×13.
STF_VAQUUM 67 - A MICR style font
The font is loosely based on a screenprint named "Vacuums"
taken from a 1967 portofolio work by Eduardo Paolozzi.
It's not an accurate 1:1 copy, instead I tried to make it slightly more proportional version inspired by the original work. The font is done in all caps with some glyph alternatives in the lowercase string in order to slightly more accurate mimic the original print text.
The original print was most likely based on the "Westminster" typeface
that was designed by Leo Maggs and was inspired by the MICR(magnetic ink character recognition) system used on bank cheques.
Several other imitations of Westminster are out there, with most well known probably being the "Data 70" typeface.
RABBITRON is a nod to the fonts you'd find on checks and other magnetic ink character recognition typefaces recreated in picel art. RABBITRON is free to use. please credit and tage @rabbitking.pxl
This typeface was designed as a response to the shift towards Online and Digital Communications that communities practice in modern society. Since the emergence Internet, people has more frequently resulted to email, messaging and other online connections as a means of communicating with each other as supposed to speaking directly in person.
This has limited the power of communication and removed many organic aspects of conversation. I feel this is particularly prevalent today as a result of the Covid pandemic and as people continue to feel more isolated, we loose the important subtleties in the way we discuss and exchange.
The character’s design was based off fonts like CMC7, MICR E13-B, CRT Screen Typography, the works of Gerard Unger, Wim Crouwel and other pieces of design created for the exchange of digital information between machines.
Theo D'Cruz 2020
Inspired by a type identification request over at Typography.guru.
During developement, the tool has taken over, also helped by the scarcity of letters available in the original, making the design more sans than serif, and with strong MICR vibes in some places.
The name means "shoe shop" (also shoe repair or shoe making) in Italian.
At the moment the language coverage is limited to Western Europe.