Published: 9th November, 2010
Last edited: 9th November, 2010
Created: 28th September, 2010
This is my first fontstruction for a typeface project at UWE. I chose to make a font under the theme “repetition” and wanted to create a simple, pixel art styled typeface with certain continuous elements in it to make my theme clear for the viewer. 1Lifer is a display font inspired of gaming culture, especially the 80s' classic arcade games, such as Tetris, early Super Mario Bros. and Space Invaders. I found the tiled shapes used in these games as a helpful resource to creating my own font – 1Lifer is also made from simple, pixel based forms. I was also inspired by the gaming arcades' bright, blinking lights. The name of the font stems from terms in relation to gaming and is a playful merge between the two expressions "1 up" and "no lifer."