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Feeling inspired after reading Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type by Toshi Omagari, I set out to make my own 8x8 pixel font. I worked with a similar approach to the one I used in the larger grid font offstruct rgb.

First started in Adobe Illustrator, each character consists of three iterations of the same 6x6 pixel letter: in RGB Red, Green and Blue. These were layered, offset by one pixel diagonally, filling the 8x8 box. To achieve additive blending, I applied the "Lighten" transparancy setting. Combinations of overlaying these three primary RGB colours result in the secondary RGB coloured pixels Yellow, Cyan and Magenta. In the additive mixing of coloured lights, the equal blending of all three primary colours results in White. All pixels were then entered manually into the fontstructor and black pixels were added for display purposes.

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Comment by four 26th march 2023

Feeling inspired after reading Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type by Toshi Omagari, I set out to make my own 8x8 pixel font. I worked with a similar approach to the one I used in the larger grid font offstruct rgb.

First started in Adobe Illustrator, each character consists of three iterations of the same 6x6 pixel letter: in RGB Red, Green and Blue. These were layered, offset by one pixel diagonally, filling the 8x8 box. To achieve additive blending, I applied the "Lighten" transparancy setting. Combinations of overlaying these three primary RGB colours result in the secondary RGB coloured pixels Yellow, Cyan and Magenta. In the additive mixing of coloured lights, the equal blending of all three primary colours results in White. All pixels were then entered manually into the fontstructor and black pixels were added for display purposes.

Comment by four 26th march 2023

Nice! Can’t even imagine how you endured the process of making it, if I get dizzy after around ten seconds of just lookjng at

Comment by Cookielord 27th march 2023

Oops!

*looking at it.

Comment by Cookielord 27th march 2023

@four - Impressive experiment!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 27th march 2023
Comment by four 27th march 2023

Thanks @Cookielord and @Goatmeal!

Comment by four 27th march 2023

WOW! ¡Preciosa! Excellent and beautiful experiment, as @Goatmeal said! I like it even better than offstruct, congratulations! ❤️??

Comment by elmoyenique 27th march 2023

Dizzying indeed those those hard rgb colors

Comment by Sed4tives 27th march 2023

I wonder what this would look like with the RYB colors for mixing paints?

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 27th march 2023
Comment by four 8th april 2023

A toned down version that is a bit easier on the eyes.

Comment by four 8th april 2023

Personally, I prefer the first smashing colors.

Comment by elmoyenique 8th april 2023

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