Continuing on the theme of overzealously antialiased pixel fonts, here's a 3x5 no-wasted-matrix design. The shading enabled me to make many glyphs which normally need to be truncated or compressed (MWaemswz@«©»®, etc). Looks best at 2x Pixel size!
This gives me an "old newspaper" feeling and seems like the kind of font that would be used for the text of such newspapers in old adventure games.
Unfortunately, I could not get the shading effect to work in any graphics software except by turning antialiasing on, and this ruins the look. So if you want to render text in this font, I recommend going to View -> User Input, typing your text here on this page, and then screen capturing it...
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 grunged-up/faded Gumshoe. Made to be used at smaller sizes for a faded & distressed look. It can be used with or without antialiasing, and will generate many optical effects which look like grunge or sponge brushes. It also has a bit of an "ink flow" effect where serifs overflow a bit into each other (see "S", "2", etc.).
Check out the Pixel view!This is a clone of Gumshoe
This font is based around the theme of 'Filth' and took direct inspiration from a piece of dirty netting. The convex effect the grid pattern has on the letters reminds me of 3D digital drawing software, could be used for something within that field. Intended to be used for display text.
Spray.ME is a classic stencil typeface, a bit inspired by Impact, but with a little twist. Hold Shift while typing for a dirty effect of fresh paint dripping from the letters. Stains, splatters - just like it was sprayed a few seconds ago. "!" hides behind "\" and "|".
I realize that there are tiny holes scattered over letters with the paint effect, if this font is going to be disqualified for that, I can remove them. :3
Ah - there's a tiny spray can dingbat!