I started doodling and ended up with this - a semimodular design that looks like a fusion of Coptic, Elder Futhark, Hebrew, and Latin. Arabic numerals included, of course!
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By request, "a font where all the letters look like Mega Man capsules."
By request, a "junk font". Looks pointy, glitchy, fuzzy, janky, grungy, burned, rusty, distressed by power tools, or some superposition of ONE OF THESE OR MORE, depending on the size used and the rendering effects (antialiasing, smoothing, etc).
Rather than force the letters into convincing classical forms, I focused on making sure each letter was thoroughly scrambled. This design could in theory be used with an image-recognition script in order to be put to cryptographic uses... the result would be fun, but not very efficient or crackproof. UC is the same as LC, at least for now.
The original brick-of-bricks is located on ".". This is the template from which the other glyphs were made.
1. Up to 25 distinct bricks from the palette may be used in the overall construction.
2. Each glyph will incorporate a heterogeneous mix of these bricks.
3. Bricks may not be flipped, rotated, stacked or composited.
Hollow version of Radio Grave. Though it's not a cipher, it does have a cryptographic look about it...
Original size: 12.75pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)This is a clone of Radio Grave
A multi-outline design with intentional aliasing.
At the original size, it looks nicely textured. The illusions become more harsh as one zooms in.
Original size: 12.75pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
A spirally design which tries its best to be lineal. Check out the "M" to see the "ammonyte". :D
Well, for some time I've wanted to make a font entirely with spirals. This is not that font, but it's as close as I've gotten to actually carrying out the idea. This is also small enough to use for body text, which is likely more than will be able to be said about an actual 100% spiral font.
Original size: 15.75pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
Version 1.1: All 144 glyphs accounted for, changed to monospaced.
A style of writing based on Orcish architecture, culture, and mythology. The main design rule was "no diagonals".
The name is inspired by Beogh, god of orcs in the Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup video game.
Original size: 6.75pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
A compressed, squareish microfont. 4x4, monospaced, no wasted matrix.
I like how this one uses all the space it occupies. Glyphs like ijl1 fill out the words they're in rather than creating voids. Also, i looks kind of like a lit candlestick, and I like that.
Original size: 3pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
Some kind of great big ol' chain.
In retrospect, I think it looks like a jewelry chain from a dwarven civilization. Perhaps the hypothetical jeweler cut and ground the stones in an imitation of some dwarven font!
When glyphs are used in isolation, they somewhat resemble carved signets or seals. Increasing the letter spacing allows you to create a variation of the design. (This is something that must be done in-software since the font will render as monospaced by default.)
12SEP2018: Added lowercase... the low resolution combined with the design method make it very difficult to render distinctive lowercase versions of every letter, but I'll keep working on it. There's a lot of similarity between pairs like S/5, Z/2, etc., so this font is most effectively used in forms of writing wherein context suffices to inform the reader as to the identity of each glyph (lists, prose, and technical writings). If you want to use this in a password system or something, I recommend using one case's glyphs only.
1. Negative spaces will be areas of 0.5 bricks' effective length or width.
2. Negative spaces may exceed the 0.5 measurement only by increments of 0.5 and in only one dimension at a time.
3. Glyphs will fill their framed canvasses to the greatest extent possible while adhering to the other rules.
"Mythical Bursts" is an anagram of "Bismuth Crystal". The design is inspired by said crystals as well as Mayan/Aztec carvings (or at least, the comparatively simple forms they have in popular media) and sgraffito art in which a surface is scratched off to reveal a contrasting material underneath.
12SEP2018: I've edited every glyph in order to disconnect the letterforms from their enclosing shapes. This makes the font much more readable and consistent.
Original size: 42pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)