Half-Pixel Arcade

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An experiment -- Half-tone uses dots, so why not replace dots with pixels?  Thus, Half-Pixel Arcade was born.

Info: Created on 31st July 2016 . Last edited on 7th August 2016.
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9 Comments

Comment by Goatmeal 7th August 2016

Every time I turn around, someone is doing something awesome.

You win...my wow, my admiration, myawe. Everything.

Comment by thalamic 8th August 2016

A perfect example of glyphs in the unusual group of "pixel-meets-3D". Novel and eye catching. For me this has TP quality.

Comment by Aeolien 8th August 2016

@thalamic & @Aeolien - Thank you both for the kind words!  In looking at the two versions, I believe that Arcade is better suited for the half-tone process because it a more "substantial" font than the very narrow LCD version (more pixels with which to work).

Either that, or my LCD sample just didn't showcase it very well, because on-screen, I think that one looks pretty good, too...  ;^)

Comment by Goatmeal 8th August 2016

Excellent halftone work!

Comment by four 10th August 2016

@four - Thank you for the kind words!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 10th August 2016

Making the letterspacing more consistent will allow for the row of the small size 'pixels' on the right of characters to overlap with the row of small size pixels on the left of the next character. Each character should be placed like 'A': start in the row of cells to the left of the vertical blue ruler. The letterwidth ruler should sit tight against the right side of the last row of cells occupied by that particular character. It sounds more complicated than it is when I try to describe it...

Comment by four 10th August 2016

@four - Actually it is that way for 'most' of the capitals (try it in the User Input).  Since it's a monospace font, you will get lots of letters, especially the lowercase, that do not overlap.  Feel free to clone and make it proprotional!

Comment by Goatmeal 11th August 2016

Apologies Goatmeal, I didn't realise it was monospaced as it doesn't show up as such in the categories. The font works beautiful as it is and the suggestion may work as well, so I may have a go at that clone.

Comment by four 11th August 2016

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