Westward ho! This is a recreation of the font used in the PC version of the classic game, 'The Oregon Trail'.
INNERCITY — Geometric future retro display grotesque
Geometric unicase display sans with a stylistic filled counter-like (Uc) set and monolinear 'bare-boned' geometric grotesque (Lc) set.
— Full alphanumeric dual-variant font !!
Elmoyenique's "zenzura" (a very stylish work in it's own right, make sure to check that one as well) anyway,
His 'zenzura' font kind of struck me with a healthy fresh dose of motivation. In the past I've explored somewhat similar style designs, but none of those ever really got consolidated into the extensive and complete work Elmo delivered with his stunning zenzura.
So I decided to dig up one of my older such projects and see if this new motivational boost could turn 'half'-a-font into a complete piece.
Long story short, this update is the result of that venture.
Where previously this project came in just one style (filled counters), with no additional glyph alternates. Basically a complete absense of the lowercase-string all together, and only very limited complementary set of symbols and punctuation marks were present. Neither did the previous version had a great deal of refinement in terms of metrics / kerning and overall horizontal distribution of type-set material. So, it was nothing more than a plain doodle of the idea I had back then, that had to be preserved for a later stage.
But being drawn into more recent projects at the time I eventually ren dry on motivation to fully finalize this I ended up publishing it in its rough state.
ABOUT THE UPDATE:
The'bare-boned' lowercase is a somewhat futuristic geometric looking form, whereas the filled uppercase set has a strong retro vibe.
Combined in 'mixed-case' it can make a cool optional decorative style capitalization for your text. Used in isolation the two styles (Uc, Lc) both could be used as two seporate fonts, allowing stylistic text hierarchy.
In addition to the stylish retro-like, and partially filled forms I included a glyph-alternative set that strips the letterforms down to their monolinear core-geometric essence.
The design of this set is characterized by the spacious, sharp and clear appearance, that looks slightly futuristic but fashionable still.
With this new addition being the more legible and clean form of the two style sets, I placed this variation into the lowercase-string, making this the default-style for the font.
For the numerals, symbols and punctuations, I tried to remain committed to the stylish filled nature of the uppercase set.
A full alternative monolinear and 'bare-boned' numeral counterpart is located in the 'Full Width' Unicode block. Two extra weight variations for the brackets are also included for a more precise personal preference..
— And so it finally could respectably considered being a full font after all.
Thats all folks.. Enjoy !
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TUBULAR LUMINII - Rounded inline display sans
◇◆◇ ❒ ＣＯＮＣＥＰＴ ￭ ￭
⇛▸⇛ Font that mimics electrical gas-discharge tubes (Neon)
◇◆◇ ❒ ＢＡＣＫ ＳＴＯＲＹ ￭ ￭
A larger potion of the Neon-fonts that are found on the web often have these quite strong emphasis on their decorative design aspects, and a lot of them come in elaborate looking complex styles and form. Besides the numerous optional different personalized conceptual decorative elements implemented into the design, many typefaces also regularly use more commonplace modifications such as; ▸multi-linear, incisions, patterned etc.
◇◆◇ ❒ ＴＨＩＳ ＦＯＮＴ ￭ ￭
Instead I went with a clean, simple basic geometric letterform, one that is essentially mono-linear at it's core. The one major key element that I have incorporated to the concept is that unmistakable in-line stroke. This was done to give it more of a convincing 'tubular'-concept as is the case with a real neon gas tube.
The other less pronounced but nonetheless fundamentally important design feature are the closed stroke-endings. Apart from being this extra little personalized element, it also suits a technical purpose. That of which is; "To fully preserve all 'in-lined'-negative (white) space in full isolation". This enables somewhat easier 'end-use' access to layer atributes or compound paths in graphic design software.
◇◆◇ ❒ ＦＳ ＴＥＣＨＮＩＣＡＬ ￭ ￭
It's constructed mainly of connector bricks and a set of custom composite bricks, expanding FS's default connection brick set. Enabling greater viariational depth and complexity for custom shaping.
◇◆◇ ❒ ＦＳ ＭＥＴＲＩＣＳ ￭ ￭
❖ ❖ Metrics ⇒ 〔measure in ⇒square grid units〕
￮ Brick Size Filter: ～ ２ ： ２
￮ Cap-Height: ～ ４．５ ✕ ４．５
￮ Ascent / Descent: ～ ０．５ ✕ ０．５
〘▸〙〔Font Metrics〕 ❖ ❖
￮ Font Size: ～ ７．５
∗ Full Em square (incl. ⇒ symb. & punct.)
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OP-TWIZT - Twisted optical illusion inspired style
The characters represent twisted 3D objects with impossible geometry.
Heavily influenced by monogram logo design.This is a clone
SJABL00N - A futuristic looking display stencil
It is far from perfect, and especially the symbols and punctuation marks could here and there be better.
I think this was initially inspired by the likes of Wim Crouwel and similar graphic designers.
I hope you like itThis is a clone
STF_ELEGANZA (Therapy) - Contemporary geometric humanist sans
A font style, that while simplified by old tradition, saw new light by modern sophistication.
It comes in a solid medium weight that is very suitable for body style text with good readability, But it does perfect clear headlines or advertisement as well.
The goal was to make a clean but somewhat more contemporary and playful take on a 'Grotesque' sans-style.
In an attempt to break away from the traditional trend of Grotesque type designs which evolved more around pure geometric shapes and aim for perfect circular, triangular or square shaped letterforms, and in return give many of them a somewhat harsch and featureless mechanical appearance. I choose to achieve the opposite, aiming for a softer, friendlier and more humanized feeling instead.
Dimensions: (in grid units)
X-Height: 1 .625
Cap-Height: 1 .875
Type Size: 2 .375
Em: 3 .5
Brick Size filter: 2 : 2
This is the 'Therapy'-style in the 'ELEGANZA' typeface family. This version basically aims for the exact opposite effect than what the Tight' version did. The name 'Therapy' relates to its 'opened-up' appearence and the overall de-stressed propperties of this version. The more relaxed and spacious distribution remotely resembles the characteristic feel of a typewriter face. But the main purpose for this version is to create visual hierarchy in your layout.
The other style vatiation can be found here ELEGANZA (Tight)
I hope you like it...This is a clone of STF_ELEGANZA (Tight)
3-D TWIST - Incised contemporary display sans
A simple contemporary geometric sans with insicions that give it somewhat of a 3-dimensional stencilesque look. There is only a limited and basic characterset included in order to make it functional. it's mainly aimed at display use.
I hope you like it..
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Perfectly monospaced 5x7 font.
Note: Some characters are exceeding 5x7 size, though font boundaries is the same and the font itself is monospaced.
Note 2: Some characters are double or triple of horizontal size of a letter, e.g. 11x7 (occupies exactly 2 characters), 17x7 (occupies exactly 3 characters) etc. Been thinking about creating the same font but fully 5x7.
* Basic Latin
* More Latin
* Extended Latin
* Even More Latin
* Greek and Coptic
* General Punctuation
* Superscripts and Subscripts
* Currency Symbols
* Letterlike Symbols
* Box Drawing
* Block Elements
* Geometric Shapes
* Phonetic Extensions
* Number Forms
* Mathematical Operators
* Control Pictures
* Enclosed Alphanumerics
* Brailie Patterns
* Progress bar similar to Fira Code
1.1.0 (4379 chars)
* Coptic letters (different from Greek and Coptic)
1.0.1 (4197 chars)
* Fixed Block Elements grid
1.0.0 (4197 chars)
First release of this font
Fun Fact: idkwimd2 stands for I Don't Know What I'm Doing. The number 2 is in the name because this is the second version of this font (the first one is abandoned).
Feel free to post issues, ideas and questions in the comments!
P.S. On Windows this font will be corrupted and would not install. This problem also occures in some other fonts with many characters in them.
You still can use this font as a file for some programs.
LITERA FACILIOR GOTI ― A 'Blackletter' script style with a twist
Also known as Gothic script, Gothic Minuscule, or Textura, was a script used throughout Western Europe from approx. the 12th untill the 17th century.
This FontStruction was aimed at mimicing the aesthetic approach of a ― ‘Textura’ variant of the Gothic Minuscule script style, more accuratly refered to as ‘Littera Textualis’. This style is most characterized by its strong sturdy letterforms, with distinguishing sharp, straight and angular features as oposed to the other variations in this catagory.
In terms of authenticity to the original predecessing formal script family, my ‘Litera Facilior Goti’ didn't took a whole lot of care for authenticity. The idea was to take a more independent and experimental approach to shaping the letters and forms, so it wasn't necessarily inspired by any specific typeface in particular, it rather recycles certain characteristics of a ‘Textualis Quadrata’, but beyond those aspects of general guidelines it evolved on its own.
Some of the areas where the design tends to really stray away from the tradition is for example the serifs:
It's often that I have some trouble with the weight ratio distribution of serifs and such elements in simplified modular based geometric Blackletter fonts. In many of such designs they tend to have been left pretty static and equal in thickness throughout the full character set. Which I think is often either having some letters look clumsy or even weird, and generally speaking also often making them appear too thick.
So this was one of the things I had to try and adress, I experimented a little with the style and forms of the serifs. Eventually this resulted in multiple deviations in variety to mix and create a more dynamic distribution. similar to what was done in less formal scripts. Over time they became ever further simplified, letterforms that involved less reorientation of the pen, in pursuit of styles that were quicker to write.
But taken as a whole typeface I find that it is having this certain ‘random-ish’ characteristic that is simply working for the better of these particular style fonts.
I'm still working on improving its overall rhymes and reasons to a certain point that is acceptable, balanced and with enough consistency. But up to this stage I personally think that the concept worked out quite successfully so far. And that even despite the fact that its stripped down of most ornamental decorative calligraphic extravaganza, it still managed to capture a convincing portion of that ‘Medieval ’ looks and personal flavour.
But I think that in the end this became a pretty neat looking font and it would classify somewhere between a hybrid mix of simplified Blacklettering and a drunken man's ‘Textualis’.
― No filters used!
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Prajna is a Sanskrit word meaning wisdom, understanding, insight. Simple on the outside, with some depth on the inside. Looks like it could be 1:1 bricks, but it actually uses a 1.5 sized brick width, giving it additional curvature that wouldn't be possible on a 1:1 scale.
I was supposed to release this a year ago, synchronous to the Peace 2.0 sculpture that was publicly unveiled which utilized Prajna to spell out "Peace" in 12 different languages. I like to think that since the sculpture was written with Prajna, it has a literal connection with wisdom, understanding and insight. I release it now with the hope that you may write with Prajna of your own.
MIKITA - A "Chrome Script" style font based on the "Makita" logo type.
It is a simple 'semi' connected script, with only the basic character set. I don't feel like this requires having tons of typographic features. It is just aimed at writing simple things in this script style.
I hope you like it nonetheless
KROEPOEK -Letterforms influenced by the orient.
Simple geometry based design that tries to imitate Asian style letterforms.
The font comes as a "all-caps"(majuscules) with the lowercase string used to include a set of glyph alternatives for the uppercase set, but cutting the descending parts of the glyphs.
As a little bonus, a set of underlined lowecase vowel alternatives (a, e, i, o, u and y) was also included to allow a small level of personal depth. These can be found in the Unicode block for: 'Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms'
Besides the letters there is also a set of essential punctuation and symbols present to make the font proper functional.
I hope you like it,
Fleurella - Simple modern yet elegant sans-serif typeface design.
WIP (See discription in the comment sections sample image posted bellow.
What I forgot to mention is that the big decorated "fleurella" monogram is in fact an experimental different weight that might become a new font.
All the decorative ornamental parts (animals, plants) are located in the "The Private Use Area (PUA)"
Accessing them on Windows is easiest using Character Map
- Start Menu, type ‘character map’ and select the relevant app
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BACELAR & İRMAO — All-caps (Majuscules) 'Art Deco' display sans
Revival of the Art-Deco lettering seen on the medical supply store sign of
"Bacelar & Irmao, Lda."— Porto, Portugal.
I tried to keep it as faithful to the original as I could without compromising too much.
But in order to make them fit a complete typeface when doing these kind of revivals from lettering that were never intended to be a complete 'A-Z'-alphabet can sometimes be tricky not to have certain aspects get lost or slightly modified. As was also the case in this effort...
One of those specific changes for example was with the 'Capital A with tilde'.
In the original store sign the style of the tilde is fairly novel and unique. And seen in that particular situation used 'as is', its pretty self-explanatory of course, and works just fine. But viewed in isolation it is hardly recognizable as a tilde. Not to mention if it was part of a complete typeface that includes multiple accented letters. In that case I thinks it is very confusing and rather useless when it has to resamble the tilde. To overcome this issue I created a new capital letter 'A' with a more traditional and better recognizable tilde.
But obviously I had to somehow preserve that original and quirky novelty as well. So I included it into the location for the capital letter 'A' with ring above. I think it suits that spot much better to be honest. So in the end nothing really got compromised.
I hope you like it
CHAPPELL & Co. Ltd. - A simple bold sans serif display typeface.
Nothing out of the ordinairy here, just nice clean looking letterforms for good readability.
The font was based on the lettering seen on a 19th century sheet music artwork. The lettering saying "CHAPPELL & Co. Ltd."
I made some small changes along the way to in order to complete the full alphabet and extra's.This is a clone
SMEERKAAS - Decorative, squarish geometric and rounded Art Nouveau display type
Modern typeface design influenced by Art Nouveau typography.
At its core it is a plain geometric style, and the real breakaway towards a more decorative 'Art Nouveau' inspired style starts with the elongated letterforms and their irregular descending elements. These give it a slight more interesting and dynamic flow that somewhat resembles a calligraphic or handmade look. Some of the descending elements in the uppercase string slightly differ in length and are more decorative, mimicking a dripping-like effect.
Unlike with a more traditional Art Nouveau lettering, the geometric backbone of this design keeps it quite futuristic looking, and actually provides a nice transitional blend of styles.
It works well at pretty much any point size, even at the very smallest, but keep in mind that the font wasn’t meant for large body style text, and is best used in short decorative setting.
Cap height: 12 units
Body height: 17 units
Point size (Em): 18 units
― I will add extra glyph alternatives in a later update (posted: 09-14-'22)
The name “SMEERKAAS” is dutch for “cheese spread”and it likely needs some further explanation on why this particularly odd name was chosen.
During the eighties we had this idiotic tv commercial that was aired on dutch
television for a cheese spread brand called “Goudkuipje”.
The plot for this commercial was a castle siege during medieval times, and it revolved around the phrase;
― "Ze smelten de kazen!" which translates to; ― "They melt the cheeses!"
The plot further enfolds into the defending part that had run out of hot tar to pour onto their enemies, alternatively they started melting cheese, so that they would be able to pour that down the castle's wall.
To better understand the link between my font and the tv-commercial you should watch the short commercial clip first.
Video Linkhere - youtube.com
But in a nutshell, the name was sort of choosen as a meme to suit the font's dripping-effect decorative theme.
I hope you like it so far...
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LENA (Text) - Geometric retro display type family
This is a part of the typeface family called 'LENA'.
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LENA (Solid) - Geometric retro display type family
This is a part of the typeface family called 'LENA'.
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Basic piano chords. Not sure if this is useful as a font, but I wanted to try something different.
A font perfect for a pixel-based game. Also includes box drawing and block symbols.
Aso see this font by Patrick H. Lauke and this font from Goatmeal, which has some similar letters this font. I made this font in the final days of Everybody Edits, although the letters in the (probably lost now) world have some details that are different from this font.
This font has been expanded to cover CP437, along with (some) legacy symbols.
I still wish we can create a custom .notdef character so we don't have to have the default one on downloaded fonts without having to use FontForge or Glyphs to change it.
MODERN TYPEWRITER - Typewriter style Slab-Serif
The idea was do a simple, clean and solid looking design that mimics the looks of a classic typewriter style typeface used for form fill writing style.
The rectangular shaped concept was carefully chosen to provide this nice mechanical looking forms, and to further enhance the technical style concept of this design.