Tag Archives: font

Julian Hespenheide‘s design for the Hard Fork podcast, 2022. Cool choice of font!

Postcodes around London by Nigel Cottier since 2019. From his Instagram. Similar to his Letter Variations fonts.

More posts on Cottier.

Jgs font by Adel Faure, 2022. A font family where the characters connect to one another, making it ASCII-good. Also includes some non-ASCII characters. Work in progress. A tribute to Joan Stark (jgs).

Check out his other good tools here.

More posts.

Letterform Variations, a set of 10 variable fonts and a book by Nigel Cottier, 2021.

More posts on Cottier

Maakhaven Display, designed by Lennarts & De Bruijn 2018.

Topaz Unicode by Screwtape, 2024. Adds a rich set of Unicode characters to the default Amiga 500 font, and offers it as a TTF-font. New characters include

  • all the Windows Glyph List 4 characters, including Cyrillic, Greek, and the MS-DOS CP437 symbols
  • everything in the Box Drawing Unicode block
  • everything in the Block Elements Unicode block
  • a lot of things in the Symbols for Legacy Computing Unicode block
  • anything else that caught my eye or seemed useful

The font is available as TTF at GitLab.

h/t: Ne7

Minkowski, a variable typeface by Nigel Cottier, 2022. It’s based on Minkowski distance curves. From his Instagram.

More posts on Cottier.

FF Beowulf by Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum, published in 1990. A typeface that looks different every time it’s typed, because there is Postscript code to randomize the outlines. The original authors have made a new version called LTR Beowulf.

Calcula by Shiva Nallaperumal and Tal Leming, 2017. A square kufic typeface that has thousands of ligatures to change the letter according different combinations.

Lena Weber makes incredible variable typefaces that are very graphical, like Gradial used here. It doesn’t look like it, but all this is made of (variable) text characters. Like these:

Videos and images from her Instagram and website.