02 April 2013

Too bad Fontspace hasn't got a DELETE button

If Fontspace had an option to delete things, I would dispose of these fonts quicker than you could say "waste of bandwidth".

This was my very first design. And it shows. CasaleTwo is the better version of the Shout font, besides you can't even type DEVO properly in Casale 1. A few of the lowercases border on the illegible.

Dilithium Pixels
The idea behind this one was a pixel font based on the Star Trek logotype that would work on the Super NES. Of course, no one makes Super NES games anymore (they haven't for about 15 years at this point) I never had much of a use for this font personally and it was the first one of mine that I uninstalled.

One Time
I was running out of ideas. So I turned off ClearType and typed the alphabet into Wordpad with 12pt Trebuchet italic. What I saw, I put into Fontstruct but I altered a few things to make it not exactly like pixel Trebuchet. I don't remember why I chose that font or why I even bothered saving it when I was through, but I don't have the least idea what anyone could ever do with it.

Sharp Objects
Another font made by a Fontstruct n00b. I was too lazy to make lowercases or numbers, so I made roman numerals, which of course you can't properly render numbers in.

Basil Gothic
As a pixel font, Basil Gothic works fine. 12 point size only. Anything above that just looks wrong somehow. Schutzgitterhaus-Grotesk showed me that the 45 degree angles in Fontstruct aren't the same width as the vertical and horizontal lines. I guess I forgot or disregarded that fact when I made Basil Gothic. It's not a very good heading font anyway. I'm disappointed that I named such a bad font after such a talented performer.

It's not necessary anymore. BrightonTwo is better. Of course, there couldn't be a BrightonTwo without a Brighton 1 I guess.

Same reason as above. It's not needed anymore.

Meyer Gothic
Yes this is the one I just made. It's got the same problems as Basil Gothic really.

Sebastian Gothic
This was the result of Schutzgitterhausifying Guru Meditation (just like how I added slants to Smart Patrol and made Schutzgitterhaus-Grotesk).

Erbos Draco
I made this without doing any research first. Apparently, I managed to make a type design that is almost the exact same character height and width as FF Call One. If type designs weren't inherently uncopyrightable in the US, I'm sure I'd have heard from FontFont about copyright infringement by now. Somehow it's managed to be my most popular design. WHY? Please to be answering that question! What are you people using it for, anyway?! What's Erbos Draco got that BrightonTwo hasn't? Or Grishenko Novoye? Je ne comprends pas.

And finally, the most depraved fonts I've ever made...

Recombo Round & Square
More n00bism. If I ever saw Recombo on a sign someplace, I'd hit the designer with a magazine and say, "Dude seriously. Just use Comic Sans. It looks better."

1 comment:

Wolf Lambert said...

Sometimes I want that too. But when I was you I shouldn't delete Erbos Draco 'cause it's your most popular font.