These 1980s fonts are a typography nerd’s dream

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While Twitter might be a bit of a controversial topic right now thanks to a certain new CEO, it can still deliver delights from the world of art and design. And this 1980s font archive is exactly that.

Twitter account @y2k_esthetic (opens in a new tab) shared some scans of Logotypes of the World, a book by Yasaburo Kuwayama, published in 1987, containing dozens of retro goodies. And it’s easy to see how they influenced later typeface styles. (Looking for more inspiration? Check out the best free fonts.)

Even in these three pages, some familiar fonts are exposed, including Moore Computer (opens in a new tab) which was all the rage in the 70s and 80s. “It’s so cool, it reminds me of Cyberpunk 2020 and its retro-futuristic fonts,” comments one Twitter user, while another typography fan adds, “It’s like diamonds for the eyes.”

In today’s world of flat design and minimalism, it’s always fun to take a look at unapologetically ostentatious typography. For more examples, take a look at the best retro fonts available to download now.

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