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For this font I decided to do several things I almost never do with other pixel fonts.

First is the use of an 8*8 grid. I consider this size tough to work with so I tend to stay away from it, preferring X*7 or X*9.

Second is the rounding or softening of all 90° angles. 3- and 4- way intersections are exempt from this rule. However, some other acute angles were rounded as well.

Third is kerning, which helps ease this font back into microfont territory a bit by reducing excess space. I usually design pixel fonts so they don't need this, but not this time!

Fourth is the embrace of asymmetry throughout most letterforms, which is almost a natural consequence of making a font on the 8*8 grid.

Fifth is extending MmWw. I usually try to truncate these letters to fit my grid. Sometimes I make a symmetrical design for them, but this time I just let 'em sprawl.

Despite all these differences in methodology, I think this font looks rather like a hybrid of "Marengi" and "AMFA". Very pleased with the result!

Info: Created on 3rd May 2018 . Last edited on 3rd May 2018.
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