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In his book Arcade Game Typography, type designer Toshi Omagari breaks down the evolution, design, and history of arcade game fonts.
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In the video above, he guides us through this delightful 8-bit world and breaks it down pixel by pixel.

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Let's talk about sources!
Archive.org has a wonderful collection of vintage arcade games that you can play online. This is where many of the videos of arcade games came from. https://archive.org/details/internetarcade

In addition to that, Barcade allowed us to film their collection of arcades. https://barcadenewyork.com/

Toshi's book served as a blueprint for all the fonts you see in the video. You can purchase it here: https://thamesandhudson.com/arcade-game-typography-9780500021743

Finally, a few great places on the internet I discovered while researching the video:
This arcade font writer created by @photonstorm http://arcade.photonstorm.com/

Archive.org's magazine and manuals collection:
https://archive.org/details/arcademanuals
https://archive.org/details/gamemagazines

This list of websites compiled by Atarimania: http://www.atarimania.com/list-atari-links.html

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