Feeling inspired after reading Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type by Toshi Omagari, I set out to make my own 8x8 pixel font. I worked with a similar approach to the one I used in the larger grid font offstruct rgb.
First started in Adobe Illustrator, each character consists of three iterations of the same 6x6 pixel letter: in RGB Red, Green and Blue. These were layered, offset by one pixel diagonally, filling the 8x8 box. To achieve additive blending, I applied the "Lighten" transparancy setting. Combinations of overlaying these three primary RGB colours result in the secondary RGB coloured pixels Yellow, Cyan and Magenta. In the additive mixing of coloured lights, the equal blending of all three primary colours results in White. All pixels were then entered manually into the fontstructor and black pixels were added for display purposes.
I found a few fonts and alphabet images based on the idea of overlapping geometric shapes, all with different approaches.
This started off as something inspired by Michael Biggs' letter design for the B-series of Irish Pound banknotes (1976-1993).
Lughnasadh (1 August) is the Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season.
Offstruct RGB is a pixel colour font made using Adobe Illustrator and Fontstruct's new layers feature. It is inspired by the additive colour model in which Red, Green, and Blue light are mixed together. More samples here: BehanceThis is a clone of offstruct
Clone of Dot24Pin Sans Outline.
Still dreaming of 24-pin printers...
This original 24×15 typeface is designed around the limitations presented by the near letter quality (NLQ) output of dot matrix printers (DMPs) during the '80s & '90s. Partially inspired by J. David Sapir's DOS font design program, LQMATRIX, it could have easily been created using that program back in the day.
(The "smart phone"-looking character in the À position is simply a placeholder, used as a quick reference to set vertical height lines while FontStructing.)This is a clone of Dot24Pin Sans Outline