I'm not really into typography, I mostly do it for fun or when a graphic designer is not around and the project involves a specific look feel for a font. It's a tedious process and an art form by itself so kudos to people who actually sit down and spend hours checking spacing between letters, their curves and lines.

What I find fun about it is that you have to create a unique design language for each font. Once you set the design language for a few characters you move on to problem solving, trying to figure how every other character will follow the rules you created and how they will look unified. 

Not sure how often I will bother to experiment with fonts but will be collecting my experiments in this page.


Triangular Alien Font 

I was trying to come up with a font that looked like it belonged to another world or some alien culture but was also familiar and readable at the same time. 

It uses triangles with sharp edges and diamond like dots to create the alien feeling. At first glance it looks like it was made out of random lines but if you take your time and try to read it, you will find out that it follows the latin alphabet very closely. Feels like translating the alien language : )

It is not meant to be readable or to be used as a replacement font for actual text aimed to be read, its more like a filler for spots where you need gibberish walls of text or decoration



Nostra Experimental Font 

Experimenting with a font inspired by digital screens, radars, sonar screens and orbit lines. Essentially designed for titles or singe words, it has some issues with spacing on some of the lines and needs minor fixes on some characters to match the overall style but it still seems good enough as a conceptual start for a font.

ASCII Experiments

I had a page on Ascii experiments so I decided to merge them with this page since ascii is also related to playing with fonts. 
Back in stone age people used ASCII art because early printers often lacked graphics ability and thus characters were used in place of graphic marks. Later on people used it to text their girlfriends with tiny 10 digit mobile phone screens. These days I use it to waste time and ruin my eyesight for no meaningful reason.

Ah, and Ascii stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, if you ever wonder but im sure no one ever cares any more... (apart from die hard roguelike fans)

Ascii weapons

Weapons and a green blob

Ascii xcom snakeman

Snakeman armed with a plasma rifle

Ascii art Chryssalid

Xcom Chryssalid