My love of typography originated in the 80’s with the golden years of 8-bit home computing and their 8×8 pixel monospaced fonts on low-resolution displays.
It’s quite easy to find bitmap copies of these fonts and also scalable traced TTF versions but there’s very little discussion about the fonts themselves. Let’s remedy that by firing up some emulators and investigating the glyphs.
I’ve been looking at a lot of these 8bit fonts because of recent emulation efforts. I’d like to throw Visi On’s fonts into the fray, too.