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Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type, Toshi Omagari
Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type, Toshi Omagari
Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type, Toshi Omagari
Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type, Toshi Omagari
Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type, Toshi Omagari
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    Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type, Toshi Omagari

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    Arcade Game Typography presents readers with a fascinating new world of typography – the pixel typeface. Video game designers of the 70s, 80s and 90s faced colour and resolution limitations that stimulated incredible creativity: with letters having to exist in an 8x8 square grid, artists found ways to create expressive and elegant character sets within a tiny canvas.

    Featuring pixel typefaces carefully selected from the first decades of arcade video games, Arcade Game Typography presents a previously undocumented ‘outsider typography’ movement, accompanied by insightful commentary from author Toshi Omagari, a Monotype typeface designer himself, and screenshots of the type in use. Exhaustively researched, this book gathers an eclectic typography from hit games such as Super Sprint, Pac-Man, After Burner, Marble Madness, Shinobi, as well as countless lesser- known gems. The book presents its typefaces on a dynamic and decorative grid, taking reference from high-end type specimens while adding a suitably playful twist. Unlike print typefaces, pixel type often has bold colour ‘baked in’ to the characters, so Arcade Game Typography looks unlike any other typography book, fizzing with life and colour.

    Published by Thames & Hudson
    Softcover with dust jacket
    272 pages
    230 x 170 mm 
    ISBN 9780500021743

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