Loading, please wait...

Arcade Game Typography - by Toshi Omigari (Paperback)

Arcade Game Typography - by  Toshi Omigari (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Arcade Game Typography - by  Toshi Omigari (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Shipping
Free standard shipping with RedCard
Loading, please wait...

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Digital

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Author: Toshi Omigari

Language: English

Street Date: October 29, 2019
TCIN: 76593657
UPC: 9780500021743
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-3243

Description

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 color and resolution limitations that stimulated incredible creativity. With each letter having to exist in a small pixel grid, artists began to use clever techniques to create elegant character sets within a tiny canvas. This book presents typefaces on a dynamic and decorative grid, taking reference from high-end type specimens while adding a suitably playful twist. Arcade Game Typography recreates that visual aesthetic, fizzing with life and color.

Featuring pixel typefaces carefully selected from the first decades of arcade video games, Arcade Game Typography presents a completist survey of a previously undocumented outsider typography movement, accompanied by insightful commentary from author Toshi Omagari, a Monotype typeface designer himself. Gathering an eclectic range of typography, from hit games such as Super Sprint, Marble Madness, and Space Harrier to countless lesser-known gems, Arcade Game Typography is a vivid nostalgia trip for gamers, designers, and illustrators alike.

If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Recommended


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.