July 27, 2001
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For fans of the pixelicious design scheme featured on the lomo photography website they now offer downloads of their pixel font/graphics system for free. Anyone have similar web treasures to share?
posted by ooklah (13 comments total)
Two recent ones...

Lido STF - ecvgi
Apple ][ - nathan_teske
posted by hobbes at 3:56 PM on July 27, 2001

That site makes me embarrassed for having defended web designers who defy "usability" laws. That was friggin torture. I spent 15 minutes there and I still don't know what they do.
posted by jpoulos at 4:49 PM on July 27, 2001

I spent three minutes there and am slightly angry now, but at nobody in particular. I have no idea what they do or what they stand for, except perhaps the colour cyan. A tour de force!
posted by frenetic at 5:38 PM on July 27, 2001

I'm assuming you guys are complaining about lomofonts.com... keep in mind that it's meant to be reached through lomo.com, which clearly states what the site is about (well, a lot of it is written in "funny" bad-English, but there IS a "what the hell is lomo?" link and an "about" page that explain the camera and its cult following pretty well. Seems pretty straightforward to me.
posted by bcwinters at 5:44 PM on July 27, 2001

Yes, I had gone to the font page (tricked again by the word "free" -- serves me right). The main link is indeed not as upsetting.
posted by frenetic at 6:08 PM on July 27, 2001

grrr.. to hell with that site.
posted by lotsofno at 6:27 PM on July 27, 2001

Also, it seems as if all of the font downloads are Mac only. Then again, Type 1 fonts should load on any platform.. but I can't seem to unpack SITs with Winzip or WinRAR.

So for those using PCs.. there's a whole bunch of cool bitmapped fonts at:


Least, that's where I got most of mine.
posted by wackybrit at 6:42 PM on July 27, 2001

04 is so cool.

Get some more bitmap fonts at Hi-Type, Miniml, and here.
posted by skyline at 7:36 PM on July 27, 2001

Type 1 fonts should load on any platform.

Not quite. On the Mac, they're stored in the resource fork of the file. (Same for TrueType fonts.) So you need a conversion utility. There's one for Mac, I'm sure there's one for Windows too.

I can't seem to unpack SITs with Winzip or WinRAR.

You need StuffIt Expander, which expands a bunch of different archive and encoding formats (zip, gzip, bzip, lharc, arc, arj, and MacBinary, Binhex, uuencode). in addition to StuffIt. Very handy, it's a does-it-all decoder.
posted by kindall at 7:42 PM on July 27, 2001

that webpage blinded me with science. or was that cyan?
posted by chaz at 8:09 PM on July 27, 2001

I just... don't... understand. What... the hell... was that?
posted by Hildago at 6:57 PM on July 29, 2001

Oh, I get it. Mahir is doing web design now.
posted by Hildago at 6:57 PM on July 29, 2001

if you want .sit files use cross font package to convert mac fonts to pc or try using trans mac?
if the resource fork aint with the download they wont work anyway, but if it is cross font will do the job.
posted by heyrichy at 10:10 AM on December 31, 2001

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