I've noticed that most influential renditions of Wim Crouwel's fonts are incredibly literal in finding solutions to readability.
My influences come from several places and I plan to create "chamfered" and "rounded" iterations of this typeface.
Wim Crowel's "Neue Alphabet" is the primary driver, hence the font name. Crowel's Foundry specimen is reliant on a 5x5 grid with chamfered, 45 degree corners on glyphs.
For this "Classic", bitmap-styled design, I opt out of utilizing any non-rectilinear principle, but keep the 5x5 grid. Characters have been heavily modified with readability in display as the primary driver, and an invented symbol and number system is created to suit the new system.
Published: 15th September, 2009
Last edited: 9th June, 2011
Created: 15th September, 2009
A recreation of the "Block Out" font I created in early 1997. What originally took me days, just took me less than an hour using FontStruct.