What began nearly 8 years ago as an experiment in multi-stage, multi-resolution pixel serif type drafting (starting smallish then manually upscaling x4), took on the robust character you see here after countless edits and some tricky lessons learned along the way.
The initial weight was on the light side (cloned privately for posterity), so I took a leap into this bookish weight by fattening each glyph copy-pasted 1 pixel shifted both up and to the right. A rudimentary technique, by no means novel, yet almost wholly effective. I saw fit from here to only make a handful of corrections, keeping the slightly rounded and slanted serif shape that resulted as well as the subtle reenforcing of a pen-nib construction.
More intriguing is the 1-bit “anti-aliasing” scheme I found myself progressively guided toward while finding the lines of these curves developing the initial light weight. Implied diagonals and said curves – as well as refinement of contrast – are substantially more granular and specific than had I taken a black-and-white posterized, or stairstepped approach.
At half-resolution, the resulting smoothness is acceptible. This type of hinting will be useful in developing a substitution rule set consisting of subpixel slanted or curved bricks to produce a “vectorized” version.
Indeed, such a process could be purely automated by a proficient developer or properly trained neural network (this would be a really interesting future feature for fontstruct pro – rather than hinting a font after painstaking vector construction, why not reverse the process by way of en vogue ai-assisted upscaling?).
Basic accented charaters and numerals are being added as I churn through the extended character set...
Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, IPA Extentions, Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Supplement, Armenian, Hebrew, Devangari, Latin Extended Additional, (Some) Currency Symbols, (Some) General Punctuation, (Some) CJK Symbols and Punctuation, Hiragana, Katakana, Vertical Forms, (Some) Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms, Thai
An experiment based on: "What if an 8 color wheel was a letter O?" A work in progress just to bring up the potential of the new update. P.S. This font has nothing to do with LGBT, these are just rainbow colors.
Inspired by Neoletters.
This is a recreation of an in-game font used in Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Credit goes to Nintendo, GAME FREAK and Creatures Inc.
Cyrillic letters from the Russian-translated hacks.