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Talk – Digital

The Forgotten Masters of Videogame Typography

  • Toshi Omagari

    Monotype

Date

Thu 6th June 2019

12pm

Venue

Mama Roux's

Duration

40 minutes

It is fair to say typeface design, lettering, and video games are more popular than ever, but how about typefaces in video games? We know old video games used low-resolution pixel fonts, but do we really know them? Toshi is going to give a crash course of the underrepresented and deceptively rich world of pixel fonts from arcade games. No video game nostalgia required to enjoy the talk!

Speakers

Toshi Omagari

Type designer at Monotype

More info

Toshi

Omagari

Type designer at Monotype

Toshi Omagari is a type designer at Monotype. He studied typography and typeface design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, where he graduated in 2008, and went on to obtain an MA in typeface design at University of Reading in 2011. Since he joined Monotype in UK, he has released a number of revivals of forgotten classics such as Metro Nova and the Berthold Wolpe Collection. He has also been involved in many aspects of multilingual typography and font development, including work on various scripts including Greek, Cyrillic, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Arabic.

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Mama Roux's

An exuberant new venue born from a love of New Orleans and Deep South America. With a completely unique and bespoke venue design, Mama Roux’s offers an entirely fresh concept, full of character and is home to some of Birmingham’s most celebrated events.

The award-winning Digbeth Dining Club next door will tickle your pickle with mouth-watering delights from some of the UK finest street food vendors.

Facilities
  • Nearby Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Toilets
  • Accessible Toilets
Address

3 Lower Trinity St,
Birmingham
B9 4AG

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