Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow
May 15, 2019 8:03 AM   Subscribe

Design your own pixel font with Bitfontmaker2

Previously, in 2005: Bitfontmaker1
posted by Iridic (10 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, nice! And check out all the fonts people have made - you can test them or download them as you see fit
posted by rebent at 8:41 AM on May 15

Wow, the gallery is filled with amazing fonts! Also, I'm so delighted to be reminded of the Sphinx pangram.
posted by Phredward at 9:03 AM on May 15

Ah, this reminds me of the heady days of 1986 or 7, creating ridiculous pixel fonts on a Mac 512 by editing the font suitcases. I made the stupidest novelty fonts, like one where each letter was displayed on a gravestone, and one where each letter spelled out the corresponding word from the Military Phonetic Alphabet. Can’t wait to play with this!
posted by ejs at 9:41 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]

"Cozy squid gives Linux job, irks wrathful temp" was always my go-to when setting type
posted by pagrus at 9:51 AM on May 15 [3 favorites]

oh hey it's bitfontmaker! I made one of these years ago, it was fun!
posted by taquito sunrise at 6:28 PM on May 15 [2 favorites]

Did anyone fill out the thing in SkyMall where you turned your handwriting into a font
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:15 PM on May 15 [1 favorite]

This is super cool. So easy and fun to use.
I am working on a Futurama Alienese Font right now, even though I should be working...
posted by Megustalations at 2:52 AM on May 16

Cecil Adams liked 'junky qoph flags vext crwd zimb.'
posted by box at 7:05 AM on May 16 [1 favorite]

the kids these days like 'pack my box with twelve dozen liquor jugs'
posted by LiteS at 8:35 AM on May 16

My favorite, which has some overlap with the post headline but with a sexier twist, is "Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz."
posted by ejs at 6:50 PM on May 16

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