Deconstructing The 8-Bit Arcade Font

Fonts are some of the most considered elements of anything man-made we see — a typeface you can't immediately read and interpret is beyond worthless and fails at its one mission. But one font had a completely different set of parameters that influenced its design — the 8-bit arcade font. Vox tells the origin story of one of the world's most recognizable fonts and how it became an icon.

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