The 8-bit Arcade Font, Deconstructed

In his book Arcade Game Typography designer Toshi Omagari breaks down the evolution, design, and history of arcade game fonts. In this video from the Vox by Design series he’s interviewed and asked about his favorite 8-bit fonts.

Video game designers of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s faced color and resolution limitations that stimulated incredible creativity. With each letter having to exist in a small pixel grid, artists began to use clever techniques to create elegant character sets within a tiny canvas.

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