Sirquette 8Bit Closed

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The best of mid-1980's technology. All 256 colors. 

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Makes me reach for my soldering iron :)

Comment by p2pnut 10th january 2016
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Sirquette 8Bit Closed” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 11th january 2016

i would change the x... looks a little misleading

Comment by h1k765 12th january 2016

but overall great font

Comment by h1k765 12th january 2016

Thanks for the comments and the TP from meek.

@h1k765.  The x as swastika. The conversation has been discussed here before. But the x has been intentionally designed in deference to the original ancient meaning in Buddhist traditions for thousands of years. In its upright position with counter-clockwise arms, the symbol stands for prosperity and good fortune for all. 

It only takes a slight transformation and rotation to corrupt meaning - to the point where this is all the world knows now, and everything that looks like it must be it. Flip the original symbol horizontally and rotate it 45 degrees, and it stands for prosperity and good fortune for only a few, at the expense of everyone else. A symbol meant to stand for unity toward an auspicious future of mankind, is twisted to symbolize its greatest separation and division into depravity. 

As a self-professed purveyor of peace, my intention is to increase awareness of our own symbology towards a realization of seeing worldly things as they actually are beyond our own judgement. The dark is getting darker, but the light is getting lighter, making things appear as either black or white. This makes it harder to see all the gray scales in between, and thus prevents an accurate perception of the big picture. I think this is important for us as font creators, who develop the core elements of alphabetic symbols with emotion and meaning that visualize thought forms.

Comment by geneus1 17th january 2016
Comment by elmoyenique 17th january 2016

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