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Ductype | foundry for pixelfonts 2005-05-11

Ductype Logo
Let me introduce ductype to you.

Ductype is a German font foundry, specialised in pixel fonts, that was founded in 2004.
On their website, you can browse through their catalogue and preview the fonts in a Flash box where you can edit the text and switch between the different styles.

Normally I don’t like full Flash websites, because I think it’s not necessary. But in this case it even makes sense, as these fonts are mainly for Flash artists and developers. The preview in Flash is a very neat feature.

Some pixel fonts are even free for download, others start at €4.95.
Ductype fonts

So what’s the great deal about pixel fonts, you might ask?
They don’t look crappy and anti-aliased, when you downscale them to a small size, as this picture, taken from the Ductype website shows:
font comparison
Besides that, they just look somewhat cool and retro. :)