8-Bit Fonts Add Retro Flair to Modern Computers

If you’re looking for just the right font for your retro computing project, this collection of 8-bit system fonts from the 1970s and 1980s can help.

Damien G shares, on his personal blog devoted to design and typography, a collection of 8-bit system fonts available for download as TrueType. His collection includes system fonts for the Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 400/800, Acorn BBC Micro, Commodore 64, and more. What makes his collection especially interesting is that he hasn’t just collected fonts together he’s provided an interesting back story to the design of the fonts–each entry includes an “Unusual characteristics” section that outlines unique things about that font and a “Rationale” section explaining why those unique variances are present.

Hit up the link below to read more about the font sets and grab a copy for yourself.

Typography in 8 bits: System Fonts [DamienG via O’Reilly Radar]

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