Forma – New font!

A few weeks ago, out of nowhere, I remembered Memphis. Not the place (never been there, don’t want to go there) but the 1980’s Italian design & architecture movement.

That ever happen to anyone else? … No? Just me?

If you’re not familiar with the Memphis group, their designs featured a lot of really strong geometric shapes (circles, triangles, squares, etc) combined with bright colors and loud patterns.

Crazy stuff, right? This sort of thing would make a pretty striking SVG font, if I actually had the time to work on that sort of thing. But just like making pixel fonts is fun due to the restrictions, the sheer lack of restrictions in something newfangled like SVG fonts is very daunting. In other words: pixel fonts!

Usually when I make fonts, I do my very best to make sure everything is legible. After all, what’s the point in a font you can’t read, right? Then again, fonts like Wingdings and Webdings exist, so I guess anything goes. Still, I made sure to make this at least partially legible, for the most part.

I’m not sure what situation a font like this would be useful in, but I hope someone finds it helpful!

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