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Old 13 April 2006, 03:55   #3
Abimagica
 
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Lightbulb Follow-up #0003

My OldSkool fonts compilation is still on its way,
and I still need the ones I listed above...
>> You can help, Atari ST & Amiga freaks! <<

Before I can release it, I builded this long post*:
1. more Bitmap Color Fonts,
2. logos with or from Bitmap Color Fonts.
(Note for the EAB moderators: all images links and thumbnails are drastically optimized for this BBS (and boards in general). I hope you will not see the contents too irrelevant; Feel free to move the whole post (e.g. outside the Sprites topic), or create your own messages with my links. There is no bandwidth theft and I think the artists and webmasters agree with this kind of tributes with no loss of profit in mind.
(* Statistics: ~15 days (design only - Please don't ban me!), >7H for >30MB (up/dl traffic for hosting + ~1H (reuppings + fixings)), >100 ads scripts (blocked), >30KB (EAB message), 1000s of files, many software/OS crashes.)



ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ


1. MORE FONTS (ripping?)

a)
Quake fonts*.
32x32 & 16x16 pixels; 512x512 & 256x256 CharSets; PNG + Alpha Channel.
Freeware, I guess.
My overview showcases the majority of their charsets;
I retained only "01ABab" to facilitate your browsing =

(666x1111, 207 KB)

* If their Apache Server temporarily claims that the site is "403 - Forbidden",
you can try this alternate page: Moon[Drunk]'s Quake Graphics, or perform a Web Search.


b)
123Glitter.Com for your online texts. Animated GIFs, some very cool...
Free of use, but redistribution/storage of their fonts is not allowed I think.



ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ


2. FONT LOGOS (ripping?)

Because Old School logos have the nicest fonts
here are 173 logos designed with bitmap fonts.
The artists used 2D, PS, vector, and 3D tools.


This collection/gallery/tutorial features:
147 logos from Pout _____(3.66 MB, 3 846 340 bytes)
_18 logos from ExoticA ___(2.41 MB, 2 531 816 bytes)
__8 logos from EAB, Abme (_393 KB, _ 403 190 bytes).
In total: 6.47 MB (6 781 346 bytes), well compressed...


To save you time (and to get the original filenames,
and to relieve ImageShack.US*, the hoster), you can
download the logos archives at .DE* :
FontLogos_Pouet.ZIP (3.65 MB, 3 831 774 bytes)
FontLogos_Exotica.ZIP (2.45 MB, 2 579 962 bytes)
FontLogos_EAB-Abime.ZIP (434 KB, 444 992 bytes)
FontLogos_THUMBNAILS_Pouet,ExoticA,EAB-Abime.ZIP (2.01 MB, 2 111 515 bytes; See "()" below).
* Files are subject to quick deletion! Namely, there are deadlines: 30 days for .DE, and (maybe) 1 year for ImageShack.US. So, if one of these files is not accessed (downloaded) during this period, the hosters delete it for good; You'll then have to look for the individual, original logos (non optimized) at: Pout logos folder, ExoticA galleries, EAB@Abme search (try "logo" in titles)...




Before getting to the individual links/thumbnails of the images,
let's detail the main purposes of this message:
a. you may compare the logos using the chart,
b. you may design your own logos in the same style,
c. you may build a finer/richer classification (tutorials, plugins...)

About my classification (v1.0) :

First, the 'tools' (processes) the designers used to build their characters:

(563x173, 45 KB)


Second, the chart that lists these 'tools' in this logos collection:

(640x2800, 321 KB)


Third, a few notes:
a) These 16 ("0"-"F") basic tools can only show the very first steps of fonts creation. Everything else is not mentioned and beyond this topic, especially: classic distortions (e.g. quadrilateral perspectives, spherical warpings), transparencies and brilliances (e.g. details of reflections, light/defocus/smoke effects), classic textures (e.g. flat fillings, secondary reliefs).
b) These tools are related to the main text (characters) of the logo, front/top face first. They are sometimes subjective (See c. above - and it's v1.0), often piled up ("low" & "high" may coexist), but are always significant (I did not mention them if their use is not quite important). These tools detail also the shadows (esp. projections and outlines). Chronology (steps): n/a. Softwares: independent.
c) My unmodified SolidTime3D (See previous post) uses [[0][3][5]] tools; Quake fonts (See above) use mainly [[0];[5];[C];[B];[D];[3];[4];[7];[9]] tools (decreasing sorting).

Assembled keywords: font, logo, design, gallery, Pouet, Exotica, EAB/Abime.




OVERVIEWS

Quick overview - All logos (173 small thumbnails, no info):

LoFi JPG (888x1600, 162 KB)

HiFi PNG version (718 KB)

Detailed overview - All logos (173 large thumbnails, with info):
LoFi JPG (1600x3888, 650 KB)

Last edited by Abimagica; 14 June 2006 at 22:42. Reason: (All links should work again now)
 
 
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