Introducing Pixeluxe Font Family by Jan Erasmus

I have just received an email from Jan Erasmus introducing one of his latest creations, a new font family. I have shared Jan’s work, Laibela font family, before on this journal.

And I’ve just realized that Jan actually first made contact with me in June of 2008, almost a year before I discussed sharing the Laibela font family with readers of this journal, when he suggested I list his company, Cybergraphics on skout.

He told me that he found skout neat and useful, but the one thing missing was a South African Font Foundry to develop custom fonts for the local market.

Jan also worked on one of my favourite font, which was custom-made for Nandos.

Quoted below is the email from Jan Erasmus:
Pixel fonts are once again out in full force. They have taken over airports, railway stations, cell phones as well as every small digital devise that uses text to convey information.

Due to their current importance, I decided to have a look at the pixel font and take it to the next level.

Conceptually it was based on some of the most clichéd symbols that designers use according to Google. Each pixel in a character was replaced with a symbol. Thereby imbedding specific meaning into the font.

The symbols also bloated the data. In the case of the cap ‘A’ in ‘Death’ font, it has 95 times more data than Helvetica cap ‘A’. That is why I could only output this family as PostScript Type 1 fonts that works on screen and prints.

Attempting to output it as TrueType which doubles the curve nodes, did not work.

Visit Cybergraphics to have a look at the pixeluxe family and other great fonts by Jan Erasmus.