Seeing is Believing font rebuild

It’s been a long time since I quit the Amiga, way back in the mid 1990’s, but unlike the rest of my memory, I can remember a hell of a lot of Amiga shit, sadly not 680×0 coding but something is better than nothing.

But this font from Anarchy’s Seeing is Believing demo has always stuck in my mind. I’ve used it on a lot of web sites, and wrote a JS script to replace any H2 tag with png images of each letter. Completely useless.

But I’ve always wanted to use the font somewhere properly, but this is were again size matters.

This font is so smalled on 720/1080 resolution that it’s not really viable unless you make it bigger, and well what idiot would spend hours doing that huh.

Er, well I would. Well there was fuck all else to do in early 2020 with the lockdown, so fuck it.

I doubled the size and created the outlines of the fonts, and updated the shades of RGB to something better. And that’s pretty much where I left it, I probably wouldn’t use all three but find some other texture to do instead, but here it is anyway.


Phenomena Enigma font

A little bored today, so decided to do something I’ve been meaning to do since 1991.

I love Phenomena’s Enigma demo, especially the music which I have five different remixes of and it’s not unheard of to listen to it all day while working from home.

There are some superb graphics as well by Uno of Scoopex, many of which I’ve tried to replicate in the past in Adobe Photoshop. But it was always the end screen font by Terminator of Phenomena that bugged me. Because it’s in medium resolution, the pixels are twice as high as they are wide, so when you rip it and try and use it, it looks like this:

Well that’s shit isn’t it.

So with too much time on my hands, I took that image and started to rebuild it for my uses.

Just stretching the image just makes it look incredibly blocky, so it was a manual process of redrawing a few characters and copy and pasting them onto the others, until I was moderately happy.

I’ve rearranged the characters to be in ASCII order, but moderately happy with it.

Not sure it was worth the 29 year wait and hour or so of work it took, but sure I can use it somewhere.