5x5 pixel serif design with no wasted matrix AND no kerning! For a long time I didn't think such a design was possible, but here it is.
Just when you thought I was out of 5x5 pixel font ideas...
Pixel demake of Arizone Unicase. Same glyphs as the original.
For this, I just wanted to make the squarest design I could. But, it wasn't enough to just force everything into a square shape. I wanted to find forms that were distinct and aesthetically pleasing, as well. So I started to "pinch" certain corners and vertices. I rather like this result! Looks weird, but not glitched.
Telos Unicase with overzealous antialiasing applied to it. It looks as if it were automatically antialiased by 16-bit hardware - a bit smudgy, almost pencil-shaded. Check it out at 2x Pixel size!
Despite its simple looks, this font is just about the densest thing I can create on a 5x5 grid without obfuscating the letters themselves.
While using this font I discovered some unforeseen uses for shaded styles such as this. Since the "antialiasing" occurs in only one shade and never overlaps or replaces solid pixels, it can be easily mass-selected. One can quickly and easily recolor sections of the font, convert it to the non-antialiased version, or clone the layer the translucent pixels are on and achieve more interesting effects.This is a clone of Telos Unicase
A 5x5 Greek pixel font designed by request for a friend. This is going to be used in some amusing comics! Too bad I won't be able to read them. :D
(This also supports Dutch and English.)
A chimera made from Byzantine Exasperation and Terran Pixelcruiser.
There's also a squared version of this called Mechanos B, but I want to see if I can make it more distinctive before I publish it...This is a clone of Mechanos B
A font wherein each glyph is depicted through the placement of exactly 5 pixels on a 5x5 grid. This was inspired by basketball where only 5 players per team are on the court at once.
I feel these glyphs could be useful for board games since it takes very few pieces to render these shapes.
Megashark's hard 1px outline was experimentally converted to a soft 1px outline. This result is far less readable to my eye, though it does look cool! Its printed words have a balloon-esque, almost organic quality.
"S.D.M.G." stands for "Super Dolphin Machine Gun", a weapon from the game Terraria. The Minishark and Megashark are from the same game. :^)This is a clone of Megashark
A minimized Minishark. How does that make it Mega? Well it's MEGA COOL.
I think this is the first 5x5 connected-outline design on FS!This is a clone of Minishark
An experiment to see if 3x3 fonts are more legible when drawn in negative space. I consider this to be not only a success, but also the most readable 3x3 design I have seen - particularly the uppercase.
The successors Megashark and S.D.M.G. are more useable and more stylish respectively, while Minishark strikes a good balance.
This is considered an E3x3 because, while it's created in a 5x5 grid, it has an effective drawing area of only 3x3. The outermost square only has pixels drawn in it when the interior design dictates such.
Another free 5x5 pixel font for game developers. This one has a vaguely authoritarian quality thanks to the hard 90° angles.
Looks like a Game Boy font to me!
A single line is bent on itself to trace letterforms in 5x5.
This is part of my "IVO" series (Inline Versus Outline) wherein inline and outline elements are split, merged, and altered to make them ambiguous and to allow new styles to emerge. They may look like maze fonts, but they have a different design methodology altogether.
It's split horizontally. An uppercase letter one line above the same lowercase letter produces a full 5x10 letterform.
Unlike other fonts with similar ideas, this one is made in a nonstandardized way. Some letters can be extended beyond 2 lines of height without changing their structure and some can't. By experimenting with these forms one might discover new styles.
Despite what the preview shows, there is no line spacing at all.
"Tameshigiri" means "test cutting".
Original size: 4pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
It seems like nearly everyone has done a version of the Pigpen Cipher. This one is done according to actual source material, and it's 5x5 so it's extremely small.
A 5x5 design made to be very open and airy.
It has a much higher degree of internal consistency than most of my other designs. This was achieved by opening up the forms (A,E,F,J,K,P,Q,R,W,X,Y), minimizing the use of diagonals (A,K,N,X,Y,Z), using a soft 1px break to indicate curves (B,C,D,G,O,P,Q,R,S,U), and squaring off a few areas that are normally angled or rounded (M,N,S,W,Z).
"Ash Isotope" is an anagram for "Apotheosis". Bit of an in-joke between friends. :^)
The most friendly and rounded 5x5 pixel design I can make! It gives me a "The Simpsons" feeling - the sort of font I'd expect to see in a well-made Simpsons game.
"Sage Rigour" = "Gregarious".
5x5 font with a distorted, skewed, or glitched look about it. Plays well with actual glitch effects.
A 5x5 design inspired by trimarans - boats with three parallel hulls. A lot of these letters also look like tridents, nets, or fishing tackle - so, nautical theme it is!
Experimental 12-segment display. This is my attempt at making an ultra-small segmented display suitable for printing on actual pixel art screens. As far as I know, this is the first fusion of Latin-style microfont and segmented display.
Initially I tried making this with 3px long segments, but the result looked almost exactly like Calculatrix 12. So I shrank it down to 5x5 to ensure it would take on its own look.
Of course, your pixel art style still needs to be a pretty big one for this font to work well - I recommend a display area of 82*7px or more.
See also:Pandora's Blocks
An omnilingual cryptographic system which disguises itself as a scrambled substitution cipher. Glyphs are prearranged in groups of four and it is the differences between items within these groups which comprise the actual information. These "words" represent and describe any sound made by any method with any frequency content, and their "strings" (monolinear arrangements) describe the shape, structure and context.
The details of how to properly encode/decode these symbols will remain secret. This is designed in part to inspire others to invent their own systems of this kind. Think about how to do what I claim here to have done, carry it out, and you will have devised yourself something which is human-readable on its own yet as secure as a One-Time Pad.
Gemseeker texts feature in several video games of mine, although the system is only used to display jokes and Easter Egg messages. People know I'm on this site by now, so I can't give them all away on here, can I? ;)
Joketext font from ESOSLite. This is very similar to the original ESOS Lite Terminal, but turned 90 degrees counterclockwise.
This text prints in one or two ways: either as it displays here on-site or in a RTL columnar format where the body of text is rotated back 90 degrees clockwise. The latter is usually used for jokes about weeaboos; I play 100% Orange Juice and watch Katekyō Hitman Reborn! so I pretty much am one.
A 5x5 design inspired by architecture, geometric design principles, and terracing. Many letters look precarious - only a good architect could build structures that balanced so well.
Despite having achieved a satisfactory and distinct look with this, I'm not sure if Architecture is the best motif for it... it may evolve more...
5x5 sunburst design. I think it can be made more legible, but I'm not sure if it can be done without sacrificing style...
A 5x5 font which has vertical bilateral symmetry, as if a mirror were covering half of it. Surprisingly readable!
Pixel demake of Xenolifer. Check Xenolifer's page for the origin story.
5 rows, 5 columns, 5 minutes. 5 is a fun number to work with, don't you think?
An attempt at Fraktur in 5x5.
Since Roman numerals have no zero, I have put X on 0.
The lowercase is really rough... consequences of using 5x5...
A fairly standard 5x5 design with a little added flair. The sort of text you might expect to see in fantasy maps and atlases.
Original size: 3.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
5x5 pixel font in which no lines are allowed to bend or touch at all. Where they would bend or touch, they are segmented instead.
Possible non-game uses for this: Circuit design, light arrangement, wiring design, αPX electronics, primitive writing systems...
Original size: 3.75pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)