This is a larger variation of my smaller 8-bit Nostalgia series, and assumes 16pt rendering. It's inspired in large part by the computers from my past: the Commodore 64, Atari, and IBM PC. In many ways, this font is closer to the font used for VGA text -- this font is on an 8x16 grid, while the VGA used a 9x16 grid. However, the VGA font has more letters with serifs, while this font avoids that whenever possible (aside from the typical I/i, L/l, J/j). Only a few other glyphs get serifs when they wouldn't otherwise need it to appear reasonably well-kerned.
This font uses an 8x16 pixel grid. The top three rows are reserved for ascenders and diacritics. The bottom four rows are reserved for descenders. This leaves nine rows for the capital forms, and seven rows for the lowercase forms.
- The "A" and "V" is angled a bit more than usual in a font of this type.
- The "B" has a narrower top half in order to offset the fact that the top and bottom are equal height.
- "J" more closely resembles its lowercase form.
- "g" is a double-story form.
- "3", "4", "5", "6", "9" numerals are fairly unique forms
Published: 3rd November, 2015
Last edited: 3rd November, 2015
Created: 1st November, 2015
This is a 7x7 8-bit font reminiscent of the computer fonts from the '80s.
Most letters are 7x7; a few are 6-pixels wide or 8-pixels wide as needs require. A few characters are 8 pixels high.
I took a little more liberty with a few characters in this font than in my 6x6 font, namely A, B, G, J, O, R, V, Y, a, g, v, y, 0, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9.
Most characters are sans-serif, except G, I, L, g, i, j, 3, 7.
Inspirations include Commodore 64 and Amiga 1.x font, IBM CGA font, Atari 400/800 and ST fonts.
Published: 31st October, 2015
Last edited: 31st October, 2015
Created: 31st October, 2015
An homage to the typography of 8-bit computers from the 80s. Grid is 8x8 and most characters fill 6x6. A few characters are 7 pixels wide, and ascending/descending characters are 7 pixels high.
A few characters are stylized, including 3, 4, 7, g, j/J. Most characters are sans-serif, excluding I/i, J/j, L/l, g, n, r, u, 1, 7.
- Atari 400/800 font
- Commodore 64 font
- IBM CGA font