Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type

Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type

Toshi Omagari  (Autor)
Arcade Game Typography presents readers with a fascinating new world of typography - the pixel typeface. Video game designers of the 70s, 80s and 90s faced colour and resolution limitations that stimulated incredible creativity: with letters having to exist in an 8x8 square grid, artists found ways to create expressive and elegant character sets within a tiny canvas.

Featuring pixel typefaces carefully selected from the first decades of arcade video games, Arcade Game Typography presents a previously undocumented `outsider typography' movement, accompanied by insightful commentary from author Toshi Omagari, a Monotype typeface designer himself, and screenshots of the type in use. Exhaustively researched, this book gathers an eclectic typography from hit games such as Super Sprint, Pac-Man, After Burner, Marble Madness, Shinobi, as well as countless lesserknown gems. The book presents its typefaces on a dynamic and decorative grid, taking reference from high-end type specimens while adding a suitably playful twist. Unlike print typefaces, pixel type often has bold colour `baked in' to the characters, so Arcade Game Typography looks unlike any other typography book, fizzing with life and colour.
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Saadavus kauplustes
  • Tootekood: 9780500021743
  • Ribakood: 9780500021743
  • Lisamise aeg: 29.08.2019
  • Autor: Toshi Omagari
  • Kirjastus: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Ilmumisaasta: 29.08.2019
  • Raamatu formaat: Pehmekaaneline
  • Lehekülgi: 272

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