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Hours standing up, both pockets filled with quarters, puffer vest, ball cap, no need for sustenance. Yep, that was our life at the arcade in the ’80s. We never thought about the pixilated fonts everywhere in the name, the branding, on the low-res screens. This throwback book by typeface designer Toshi Omagari captures them in full color (250 typefaces, categorized and redrawn for publication), and even delivers detailed essays to educate us regarding these old-school digital typefaces. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Galaga, and many more are covered here, spanning the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. The paperback edition is special enough, but you can also get a limited-edition hardback that uses a double cover, metallic ink, and will only have 1,000 printed. The irony of the present analog medium that brings us back to the digital past isn’t lost on us.

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[Shop]  You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice. Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease. And don’t worry, there are keys included in case you get frustrated.