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Arcade Game Typography

Arcade Game Typography

The incredible aesthetic and design choices of retro arcade games is undeniable. Chunky, chiptune soundtracks and pixelated blocky letters are indelibly linked to the video games of the ’70s, ’80s, and beyond. For all you nostalgic nerds, there’s a handsome coffee table book to celebrate the world of pixel typeface. Arcade Game Typography has been available since 2019 but is now being released in an exclusive limited-edition hardcover copy. Released by Read-Only Memory, Arcade Game Typography features 250-pixel typefaces with accompanying commentary and illustrations along with 4 illustrated essays on video game typography theory and practice. Within its pages you’ll find examples from Super Sprint, Pac-Man, After Burner, Marble Madness, Shinobi, and more. The hardback edition has been limited to 2,000 copies and is available for purchase now.

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