White Spirals

Fonts

screaming_neon_title

Style: Techno Square Sans Serif

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

Screaming Neon started out as an experiment around the concept of a zero kerned font, that is, one where the letters butt up against each other. Unfortunately, the font was very unreadable, however interesting looking. And the shapes of the characters were very boring. So I revised the character designs with rounded corners.

Examples:

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Rachel's Requiem

Style: Roman Serif

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

My sister passed away in 2018 and in her memory I wanted to design an elegant serif typeface.

In Memoriam
Rachel Susanna Moss Cavender

Examples:

Rachel's Requiem sample 1 Rachel's Requiem sampe 2 Rachel's Requiem sample 3

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Neck Romancer

Style: Horror Serif

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

The Neck Romancer typeface is based on sharp edges and points. The first characters I designed were the capital F and P, which look like axes. I added the suggestion of fangs, stakes, axe heads, bat wings, and Gothic cathedral arches to the shapes of the characters to invoke the vampire theme.

The name of the typeface is a pun based on the word “necromancer” since vampires like to bite necks.

Examples:

Neck Romancer sample 1 Neck Romancer sample 2 Neck Romancer sample 3

Uses:

The Neck Romancer font was used for the track listing and credits on the AncolagE dark ambient album Desolation.

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Jabba the Font

Style: Latinized Star Wars Aurebesh Alphabet

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

The Star Wars franchise has an in-unverse alphabet called Aurebesh that appears in the various forms of Star Wars media, such as on the side of Rebel pilot helmets or on signs in cities. The alphabet isn’t readable without knowing the analogs for the Latin alphabet. Since some of the Aurabesh characters look similar to Latin alphabet character shapes, I decided to make a Latinized version of the Aurebesh alphabet that can be read rather than needing a conversion.

Examples:

Jabba the Font sample 1 Jabba the Font sample 2

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Android Insomnia

Style: Sci-Fi Sans Serif

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

The Android Insomnia typeface originated with an earlier, round san serif typeface that I called Round One. The forms of the Round One letters were readable, but not interesting. So I decided to experiment and came up with a typeface that looked more like a science fiction title font. It is free for commercial use.

The name of the font comes from a line I wrote parodying the title of Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? My version was, “Do insomniac androids dream of electric sleep?”

Examples:

Android Insomnia sample 1 Android Insomnia sample 2 Android Insomnia sample 3

Uses:

Most prominently, Android Insomnia appeared in the "Extremis" episode of Doctor Who (Season/Series 10 Episode 6) as the typeface for the Doctor's sonic sunglasses.

Android Insomnia has been used for a watchface design for the Pebble smartwatch.

Android Insomnia has also been used by Pasquale Piccolo for an audio player app for WhatsApp.

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Minimus

Style: Minimalist

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

Minimus began as a typographic image in which I attempted to depict the word ‘minimal’ with minimalist characters around August of 2014. In late 2017, I started developing the designs from the image into a full set of characters. During the design process, some of the letters in the original image changed in design to better conform to the design of the rest of the character set.

Examples:

Minimus sample 1 Minimus sample 2 Minimus sample 3

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Section 9

Style: Techno Square

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

Section 9 was a typeface I designed initially in September of 2016, but didn’t finalize and release until late December of 2017. The typeface contains only vertical and horizontal bars with no curves or diagonal lines. It was designed with a futuristic science fiction computer readout or interface in mind.

The name Section 9 is a reference to Public Security Section 9 in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.

Examples:

Section 9 sample 1 Section 9 sample 2

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Airstream Futuropolis

Style: Art Deco / Streamline Moderne

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

The Airstream Futuropolis typeface orginated as a sketch of characters that I sketched on a page of notes around 2001 or 2002. It was originally called TRANSITION since that was the first word that I wrote in the typeface.

As I started to develop the typeface into a full set of characters in 2014, I sought a name that reflected the theme of the typeface most appropriately. I decided to name it after the working title for a fictional art history project in the William Gibson short story The Gernsback Continuum:

“Cohen introduced us and explained that Dialta [a noted pop-art historian] was the prime mover behind the latest Barris-Watford project, an illustrated history of what she called “American Streamlined Modern.” Cohen called it “raygun Gothic.” Their working title was The Airstream Futuropolis: The Tomorrow That Never Was.”

— William Gibson, “The Gernsback Continuum”

Examples:

Airstream Futuropolis sample 1 Airstream Futuropolis sample 2 Airstream Futuropolis sample 3

Uses:

Airstream Futuropolis was used by Rose Pedals Electric Effects for its logotype and labels on guitar fuzz pedals.

Airstream Futuropolis was used for the title typeface on the cover of the short story Flight of the Mariner by Zachariah Wahrer.

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Future n0t Found

Style: Techno Square

License: CC BY 4.0

About:

Future n0t Found was my first released typeface design. I sketched typefaces and experimented with calligraphy for about 15 years, but hadn’t actually made a typeface design into a font until October of 2014.

The concept behind the Future n0t Found typeface originated from the HTML 404 error “file not found.” I’ve always liked the cadence of the term and the ubiquity of the error in the age of the internet. In the 90’s, I even had a website called File Not Found where I published my prose and poetry. The typeface began when I conceived of a graphic design project called Future n0t Found that played on the 404 error, specifically the fact that the number 4 starts with the letter F. Thus 404 became F0F, with the O in the word “not” becoming a zero.

The general concept for the Future n0t Found project was a futuristic, digital world that isn’t what we might currently predict from present circumstances. It would be an unexpected, absurd world filled with abstract concepts bordering on incoherence. As I worked on the project, I started creating the typeface as a blocky, angular typeface, almost like a futuristic version of an old Soviet propaganda poster typeface. As I designed the typeface, I liked it so much that I wanted to flesh it out into a full set of characters, and thus the Future n0t Found typeface was born.

Examples:

Future n0t Found sample 1 Future n0t Found sample 2 Future n0t Found sample 3

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Murder is Suicide

About: Murder is Suicide is a hard-boiled detective novel set in Portland, Oregon in 1937.

Description:

“It’s not every day you investigate your own murder.”

When the police find a body that looks a lot like private investigator Joe Garrison, it’s time for Joe to find out who did it and if he was the intended victim, before the police try to blame him for it.

Follow Joe through a world of dirty thugs, dirtier cops, and treacherous dames in 1930s Portland, Oregon – a world where morality might be black and white but the truth is always a shade of gray and where Joe may find out along the way that Murder is Suicide.

Murder is Suicide’s Joe Garrison follows in the shadowy footsteps of Chandler’s Philip Marlowe and Hammett’s Sam Spade, but with his own cynical take on the world filtered through several glasses of whiskey, glaring personality flaws, and the piercing insight of the femme fatale he encounters. Garrison experiences historical events, circumstances, and locations of Portland, Oregon in 1937 while he seemingly investigates his own murder, mixed in with novel inventions for the sake of the narrative.

Murder is Suicide started as an interactive web comic that was very time consuming to develop. As time went on and I made less progress than I would have liked, I decided to finish the project as a novel instead.

Purchase Link: Amazon Kindle and Paperback editions

Website: murderissuicide.com


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Where does the name “White Spirals” come from?

The name White Spirals is the term my significant other uses to refer to the phosphenes that you see when you close your eyes in a dark room and roll your eyes to the extreme edge of your eye sockets.