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Title: 1px font
Pixel Artist: onek  (Level 6 Hitman :: 6154 points)
Posted: 2/7/2010 19:35
Palette: 8 colors
Statistics:  55 comments    38 faves    0 avatars

after a long time submitting nothing im coming up with this boring crap now... sry ^^

its some experimental font i tried.. each symbol, except M and W...is actually only 1 pixel wide and uses the subpixels, meaning the red, green and blue units of a pixel...  if you go rly close to the screen u might be able to see them ...

funny thing is that it doesnt work anymore if scaled up (bottom, 3x ) or rotated (right, 90` cw) .. which makes it some kind of cryptograph...

hope im coming up with some nicer stuff in the future ;D

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Transilience (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/14/2014 11:38

Wow this  is really aweome, I really can see the alphabet at 1x zoom, but any higher and the subpixeling disappears.


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Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 10/21/2011 20:08

how did you come up with this idea??


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solrac (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/8/2011 08:59

I can read the alphabet! This is great.


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LowlySquid (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/25/2011 13:57

 Mind: blown.


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showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 7/5/2011 08:47

I never believed in subpixels until now!



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W M (Level 1 Thug) @ 4/1/2011 13:19

 Absolutely wonderful! This really makes me want to look into subpixeling in more depth. Such a powerful concept.


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Sinsky (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 3/9/2011 04:29

Great, I can read it!


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eliotfellow (Level 7 Assassin) @ 1/16/2011 12:25

 Thank you!!


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onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 1/16/2011 11:48

@eliofellow:

yeah.. you can use it ;D


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fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/15/2011 19:31

i cannot read this and find it creepy that other people can

 

this must be some kind of black magic i am imune to


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eliotfellow (Level 7 Assassin) @ 1/15/2011 17:52

This is lovely. . . can I use it in a piece? I'll credit you in the description and provide a link to this page of course.


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onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/6/2010 10:11

the 3rd column is just symbols, ....like , . : ; ! ? ( ) / + %


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momovampire (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/11/2010 14:03

On the LCD I am viewing, the third column is indistinct, although I can read the rest...

I think it works best on older LCDs with larger subpixels.

Also, some LCDs have reversed subpixels. This font is designed for screens that are R-G-B. The characters may be reversed if your screen is B-G-R.

And then, there are those weird Samsung PenTile OLEDs...

 


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Psychotron-3000 (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/15/2010 22:14

No way! My eyes hurt now but so cool!


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Clairvoire (Level 1 Gangster) @ 10/7/2010 20:22

Whoanelly hotdogs that's awesome! 

I duelscreen with an old CRT and an LCD, seems to like the LCD one much better, aha.


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ellie-is (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/21/2010 09:42

 Man, this is incredibly awesome. I find it hard expressing how much I love this. Those tiny letters are perfect.


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Vectomon (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 8/7/2010 19:39

Is this one of those "Only smart people can hear this whistle" kind of thing? D:


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ev149 (Level 4 Button Man) @ 7/27/2010 05:07

Awesome!  I have to get really close to the monitor, but it looks epic. 


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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 5/18/2010 22:15

still dont see it


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Jabber (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/18/2010 17:16

 Holy hell, it works. Brilliant, truly; I didn't even know people did things like this.


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Presley (Level 1 Seaman) @ 5/6/2010 03:47

Genius!

For those struggling to make out the characters, get up nice and close to your monitor, it may be that your eyes are doing the blending that is illustrated in the 2x characters, you need to be able to see the subpixel elements for it to work


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TheZakMan (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/2/2010 16:03

wow! i read  hello world!

 

( @_______@ )"             wth! how do u discover that? 


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1ucas (Level 5 Soldier) @ 5/1/2010 01:27

Fucking genius.


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ooshmaster (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/16/2010 23:00

smallest font ever! I'd seen sub-pixel fonts before, but this is just crazy. certainly beats my 3x3 font, although that's not a sub-pixel font. amazing job though, blew my mind.


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onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/14/2010 05:40

 check ur settings.... or ur eyes ;D


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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 4/13/2010 10:15

Got a Dell 19" LCD.


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onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/13/2010 04:46

doesnt work on crt's 


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Mathias (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 4/13/2010 02:24

Don't see it.


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krskel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/1/2010 13:03

thats just awesome!


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krskel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/1/2010 12:59

thats just awesome!


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B_j0k3r0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 3/9/2010 22:06

I agree :O wow haha.. i was like, omg cant be posible..


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Justincrdibl (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/21/2010 18:33

YOU ARE A GOD!!! This is so cool! You just took pixel art to a new level


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varuks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/13/2010 02:40

i must trie it!


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varuks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/13/2010 02:37

wow i finaly read it.my pattern of reqading it -> !


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kevink (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/11/2010 14:54

This stuff is pretty amazing. Great sense of color blending.


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Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 2/10/2010 15:23

Ha! I wasn't impressed until I realized that I could read "Hello World!" when it was scaled to 1x. It's completely illegible at 2x. Ah, subpixelling is cool. Kudos.


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Irata (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/10/2010 15:14

That's just like the ol' VIC 20 or C-64 when you would go into a certain screen mode (using the POKE command) and all text you typed would appear similar to this.  Very cool.


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Sengir (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/10/2010 09:18

Real trippy, mate! 


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Christoballs (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/10/2010 08:12

Very cool!


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Ambient (Level 6 Major) @ 2/10/2010 06:43

 That, sir, is not boring crap. That's fascinating!


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DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/9/2010 21:47

wow, put my face close to the monitor and was able to read it quickly and easily. That's incredible!



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DarkfalzX (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/9/2010 15:26

Cool idea, but it doesn't work on my CRT monitor as it just kinda blurs together, and doesn't work on my LCD because it just looks too crisp - so I'm not sure how is this supposed to work.


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JediDude (Level 4 Murderer) @ 2/9/2010 15:05

 When I understood this, my mouth dropped.


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xXHalfieXx (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 2/9/2010 15:00

This is so cool.


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Nightmare Maker (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 2/9/2010 14:41

It took me a while to get it, but once I did, AWESOME! XD


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Flarfy (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/9/2010 13:42

Hmm... Can't see it on my screen. But the idea is very cool.


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Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/9/2010 12:57

woah this is unbelievable! How did you work it all out? 


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varuks (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/9/2010 04:43

wow dude! you could be a spy. why is this not in the galery?!


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onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/9/2010 03:43

 yeah depends on ur screen somehow... on my laptop its clearly visible but on, this iMac in school where im writing this,  its just blurry...


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rustEdge (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 2/8/2010 21:35

Need an old, OLD CRT to see this one clearly. Or maybe a portable device. XD

Still, it's a pretty interesting experiment.




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