Typeface designer Toshi Omagari’s visual history of Arcade Game Typography
Growing up in Japan in the 80s and 90s, typeface designer Toshi Omagari was surrounded by video games and their pixel-formed characters and fonts.
Now based in London and working for Monotype, Toshi went back to retro gaming and realised the diversity of pixel fonts in games. ‘These fonts have been with us the whole time, but there was no comprehensive effort to document them. Maybe because it was not considered a serious subject by professional typographers, or maybe too technically demanding…