8x8 pixel art generator. It can be used to draw at any size once you understand how it works. Feel free to write your own scripts/code to automatically draw with this!
Glyphs are mapped to pixels as follows:
ABCDEFGH will make a horizontal line at the bottom edge, HPXfnv3. would make a vertical line on the right edge, and so on.
- INSTRUCTIONS -
Type to draw! See the sample for an example of how I do it.
1 space = 1px of spacing. Use 8 spaces to start a new block and 16 spaces to start a second block which is 8px away from the first. This fine space exists to allow any sort of pixel art to be drawn within an infinitely large "canvas".
- COMING SOON -
A guide to preparing any text for PixelGen 8x8 (I'm figuring this out now!)
If you draw something with this font, feel free to show it off in a comment. This is an unusual way to draw, but it has many unforeseen potential uses!
One form of beauty in this type of art is that your code IS the art. And, the code and art are yours to recreate and modify endlessly as you desire, all without ever having to draw, save/load files, or even touch an image editor.
- PREDRAWN ART -
(To see them, copy them, scroll up and use View -> "User Input" -> Ctrl+V)
1. 8x8 Black Square: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789,.
2. 16x16 Black Square: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789,. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789,.
3. 8x8 Circle: CDEFJOQXYfgnovx26789
4. 8x8 Square Border: ABCDEFGHIPQXYfgnovw3456789,.
5. 8x8 Chessboard: ACEGJLNPQSUWZbdfgikmprtvwy02579.
6. 8x8 Sword: ABEIJKLMRSTZacghjlsu13,.
7. 8x8 Smiley Face: CDEFJOQSTUXYdfgiknoqsvx26789
8. 8x8 Rosary: DLSTUbehiklnovw356789,
9. 8x8 Cartoon Bomb: BCDEFGIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnpqrstuz089,
10. 8x8 Microscope: ABCDEFGHLMRSTUVWYZaghkostwz015678
11. 8x8 Bomberman: BCFGKNQSTUVXZabcdegilnoqtvw356789,
12. 8x8 Slime: BCDEFGIJKLMNOPQRWXYZabcdefghjkmnprsuyz0178
13. 8x8 Double Stars: EGMNOTUVWXdhjpqrwxyz06
14. 8x8 Brick Wall: ABCDEFGHIMQRSTUVWXaeghijklmnoswxyz01236,
15. 8x8 Floppy Disk: BCDEFGIKLMNPQSTUVXYfgijknoqsvwy0256789
8x8 grid (6x6 capital letters) font. Full version: https://www.dafont.com/staxblox.font
For this font I decided to do several things I almost never do with other pixel fonts.
First is the use of an 8*8 grid. I consider this size tough to work with so I tend to stay away from it, preferring X*7 or X*9.
Second is the rounding or softening of all 90° angles. 3- and 4- way intersections are exempt from this rule. However, some other acute angles were rounded as well.
Third is kerning, which helps ease this font back into microfont territory a bit by reducing excess space. I usually design pixel fonts so they don't need this, but not this time!
Fourth is the embrace of asymmetry throughout most letterforms, which is almost a natural consequence of making a font on the 8*8 grid.
Fifth is extending MmWw. I usually try to truncate these letters to fit my grid. Sometimes I make a symmetrical design for them, but this time I just let 'em sprawl.
regular https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/1514701/script8x8This is a clone of Script8x8
Continuos Script 8x8
Bold Version: https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/1515192/script8x8-3
Official font of AMFA (Yvidora), the main rival of MARENGI Omnisystems in Endless Sea Of Stars. Appears throughout my games (especially those using the ESOS and ESOS-Lite engines) and is used as the main font of Terminal A.
Between 2012 and 2014, ESOS Journey-Depth AI entities collaborated to produce this specific arrangement of pixels as the most legible form of 1px-line, monochrome 8x8 Latin for electro-optical systems (Marinan Interpretability Value 9.29).
This font is useful if you want to write some really efficient text recognition software for a robot with a camera, or if you want a pixel font which elicits a high degree of reading accuracy. Some would argue that the uppercase makes it less readable, but you'll be hard pressed to find another font that is THIS readable in uppercase only! To my knowledge, the only possible arrangements which are more readable than this are not nearly as visually balanced as this.
This font never had a lowercase. That is how it was and will be. The lowercase is thus a clone of the uppercase, so that one need not change the casing of one's text to display it in this font. Feel free to clone this if that bothers you, but don't expect to duplicate the results! :DThis is a clone
Yet another polygonal font, this time a diamond. :^)
This one was also designed to combine symmetry and asymmetry. Some letters have central lines and some have offset lines. In this way a greater variety of designs was made possible.
I changed the X. The original looked better, but also looked maybe a bit too much like a manji or swastika for peoples' liking. If you have thoughts on this matter, please post them.
(Also see "Gremlin Skins" for the original 16x16 pixel version.)
Another experimental font for texturing work. This one uses only an 8x8 grid, but since it isn't pixel art, a much greater variety of patterns is possible. Every glyph in the font repeats as a seamless texture in both directions.
At present most of these patterns have a 2x2 structure as their basis. Expect lots of pinwheel-/houndtooth-esque glyphs. I'll make more 4x4 and 8x8 structures as time goes on and I get better with all the bricks!
This font is ideal for high-res applications. Treat it like vector art. You can use it with or without antialiasing, depending on what you want. It looks good either way.
I welcome all suggestions. :^)
WORK IN PROGRESS!! ):) (:(
Sorry if the sone of the Kanji is unreadable, but I have to do it within an 8x8 grid...
6200 Glyphs Reached!!
Any double vowels or vowels where there is a consanant in between them should NOT be used!!
Tamil: Use with Consanants: For the O, Use E + Consonant + Aa; for the Oo, Use Ee + Consonant + Aa; For the Au, Use E + Consonant + Au Length Mark. Use the vowels itself: For the Au, Use Oo + Vowel Sign Au Length Mark
Malayalam: Use with Consonants: For the Ai, Use E + E + Consonant; for the O, Use E + Consonant + Aa; For the Oo, Use Ee + Consonant + Aa, for the Au, Use E + Consonant + Au Length Mark. Use the vowels itself: For the Ii, Use I + Au Length Mark; for the Uu, Use U + Au Length Mark, for the Ai, Use Vowel Sign E + E, for the Oo, Use O + Vowel Sign Aa, for the Au, use O + Vowel Sign Au Length Mark.
A fan-favorite for many gaming geeks! A blast from the past from the 1980s! A video game font that everybody has came to know and love over the years! No quarters are required for this nostalgic font, but a FontStruct account is! Just give it the ol' TrueType download, and you're all good to go!This is a clone of KonaM
Latin block is traced from Linux stock VGA8 font. Designed to fit 8x8 grid including spacing, so most symbols are 7x7 =WARNING= Line spacing is stuck and cannot be edited within FontStruct, you can edit it manually, see http://designwithfontforge.com/en-US/Line_Spacing.html for example.