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An original dot matrix typeface designed for the new millennium! Warning - this memory-resident font only works with printers for the following microcomputer systems: Tandy Corp / Radio Shack TRS-80 (all models) ; Commodore 64 ; Vic 20 ; Atari 400/800/XL/XE series ; Apple II series ; and IBM PCs & PC Clones running MS-DOS versions 1.x-6.22
Info Created on 5th February 2011 . Last edited on 19th November 2011.
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Welcome to 1982 - again.
Comment by Goatmeal 10th February 2011
Comment by Goatmeal 10th February 2011
Simple yet elegant. I like this mucho much.
Comment by thalamic 10th February 2011
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “21st Century Dot Matrix” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 10th February 2011
Well done, GM! And the lovingly recreated roll-fed paper texture completes the package.
Comment by William Leverette (will.i.ૐ) 10th February 2011
simple and good looking
Comment by naveenchandru 10th February 2011
@thalamic, @naveenchandru & @will.i.ૐ - Thank you all for the kind words!

I tried to make this one as legible as possible. Though it is a strange mixture of serifs, sans serifs and 'curves', it follows my "Dot Matrix Maxim":

1. There are only eight rows where dots may be placed on the 8x8 grid.
2. Dots may be placed in 1/2 positions horizontally, but not vertically.

And I had a lot of fun with the graphic; my uncle used to bring home reams of this type of paper in the late 70s/early 80s, and I would spend hours drawing upon it!

@meek -- Rob, as always, I am both humbled and appreciative of the Top Pick.
Comment by Goatmeal 11th February 2011
Lots of new family members for 21st Century Dot Matrix!
Comment by Goatmeal 21st February 2011
Comment by Goatmeal 21st February 2011
So creative. Nice looking and clean. Anything to add? Naw. One of the fonts to be built off of. Great. 10/10.
Comment by Drgrit 21st February 2011
Thanks for the kind words, Drgrit!

I hope people find the new 21st Century Dot Matrix family additions (combinations of bold, italic and underline) to be useful...
Comment by Goatmeal 22nd February 2011
Awesome work! I think it would work well with my dotmatrix font to create awesome retro graphics. :)
Comment by Noah (winty5) 20th March 2013
@winty5 - Thanks, and I completely agree! :^)
Comment by Goatmeal 20th March 2013
Comment by Goatmeal 12th April 2014
Well, Happy Fontstruct Birthday!

As I can see in your profile, your membership dates back to 25th March 2009. Never mind we slightly missed the exact day of this splendid occasion. The important thing: we stop for a moment, look back, and remember. Remember all the good and bad, the successes, struggles, and hopes that made this 5 years so special and memorable.

Many happy returns of the day!
Comment by Frodo7 12th April 2014
@Frodo7 - As always, many thanks for your kind words, my friend! :^)
Comment by Goatmeal 12th April 2014
Happy Anniversary. 5 very productive years (as your 29 pages of fonts testify).

Wishing you many more enjoyable years at FS.
Comment by p2pnut 13th April 2014
@p2pnut - Thank you, Ray.

Though my output has slowed as of late, I'm still here... waiting for font inspiration to hit! :^)
Comment by Goatmeal 13th April 2014
Wow. I hadn't really thought about the time being here. I've also been here for 5 years. I joined right about the same time you did, I believe it was in March also, though I changed my user name recently (I used to be sarreyn). I changed it due to the fact that I didn't want my fonts under that name, as I no longer use it. Congrats to us old-timers, lol. :)
Comment by TCWhite 17th April 2014
@TCWhite - Yes, congratulations on _YOUR_ 5 years here, Sarryen / TCWhite! :^)
Comment by Goatmeal 18th April 2014

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