Terminal
Terminal Grotesque : Regular
Grotesque
Terminal Grotesque : Regular
In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.
Terminal Grotesque : Regular
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Terminal Grotesque : Regular
In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.
Terminal Grotesque : Open
In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.
Terminal Grotesque : Regular
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A cousin of the pixel fonts but enhanced enough to be organic while staying punk and technical.

Project initiated by Raphaël Bastide. Jérémy Landes forked it to create the open version.

Raphaël talks about Terminal Grotesque

Terminal Grotesque is a font that I started in December 2010 while working for a game project, on a pixel font called Modulicon. The characters of Modulicon are not alpha-numeric but a series of icons designed to be displayed in small sizes. After some time spent completing this font, working with pixels made me want to start another drawing that could be used for titles within higher sizes. This side project, was given the temporary name of Junkette and then became Terminal Grotesque: a pixel font inspired by Paul Renner's Futura and some features of Radim Peško's grotesque drawings.

The first versions of Terminal Grotesque were designed using the online app Fontstruct. Later, the project migrated to the open source software Fontforge.

The design and production of Terminal Grotesque were simultaneous, so the typographical details are refined during the versions. The constraint of the pixel as a module element causes certain curiosities that are sometimes difficult to circumvent. This personal exercise has no specific purpose except to help my initiation to typographic drawing. Such work, in my opinion, should not be finalized, its status as a "Beta project" is suitable for its perpetual modification.

Terminal Grotesque is and will remain open source, i. e. freely downloadable, usable and modifiable by everyone. Thus, it will benefit from the modifications of its designer but also from the contributions of other authors who have decided to modify it. This principle is no longer reserved for the code, but extended to texts, images, machines and ideas.

Terminal: In computing, a terminal refers to a set of output devices (screen...) or input devices (keyboard, mouse...), in a way the end of a network. Grotesque: or "Grotesk" in German, is frequently used as a synonym for "without serif", i. e. without serifs in typography.

Description en français

Terminal Grotesque est une police de caractères que j’ai commencée en décembre 2010 alors que je travaillais pour un projet de jeu sur une police pixel nommée Modulicon. Les caractères de Modulicon ne sont pas alpha-numériques mais une série d’icônes prévues pour être affichées dans de petits espaces. Après quelque temps passés à compléter cette police, le travail du pixel m’a donné envie de commencer un autre dessin utilisable pour des titres en texte courant avec un corps élevé. Ce projet mené parallèlement à mon travail a porté le nom temporaire de Junkette puis est devenu Terminal Grotesque : une police pixel inspirée par la Futura de Paul Renner et certaines caractéristiques des typographies de Radim Peško.

Les premières versions de Terminal Grotesque furent réalisées avec l’application en ligne Fontstruct. Plus tard, le project migra sur le programme open source Fontforge.

La conception et la réalisation de Terminal Grotesque ont été simultanées, ainsi, l’identité typographique s’affine au cours des versions. La contrainte du pixel comme élément de module provoque certaines curiosités parfois difficilement contournables. Cet exercice personnel ne vise aucun but sinon celui d’accompagner mon initiation au dessin typographique, Un tel travail, selon moi, ne doit pas être finalisé, son statut de “projet en version Bêta” convient à sa modification perpétuelle.

Terminal Grotesque est et restera open source, c’est à dire librement téléchargeable, utilisable et modifiable par tout un chacun. Ainsi, elle bénéficiera des modifications de son concepteur mais aussi des contributions d’autres auteurs qui auront décidé de la modifier. Ce principe n’est désormais plus réservé au code, mais étendu aux textes, aux images, aux machines, aux idées.

Terminal : En informatique, un terminal désigne un ensemble de périphériques de sortie (écran...) ou d'entrée (clavier, souris...), en quelque sorte l'extrémité d'un réseau. Grotesque : ou “Grotesk” en allemand, est fréquemment utilisé comme synonyme à “sans serif” c’est à dire sans empattements en typographie.

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This typeface is open-source. As such, it has been modified over the time and you can see here the different major versions it went by and the people working on these versions. You also can have access to the older versions of the files if you are a nostalgic person. Check all our design history on our fontlog page.

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    • Terminal Grotesque is a font that I started in December 2010 while working for a game project, on a pixel font called Modulicon. The characters of Modulicon are not alpha-numeric but a series of icons designed to be displayed in small sizes. After some time spent completing this font, working with pixels made me want to start another drawing that could be used for titles within higher sizes. This side project, was given the temporary name of Junkette and then became Terminal Grotesque: a pixel font inspired by Paul Renner's Futura and some features of Radim Peško's grotesque drawings.

      The first versions of Terminal Grotesque were designed using the online app Fontstruct. Later, the project migrated to the open source software Fontforge.

      2 November 2011

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