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Q✻bert

Contributed by tabmok99 on Nov 14th, 2019. Artwork published in
October 1982
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    Arcade marquee
    Source: https://arcademarquee.com Arcade Marquee. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Arcade marquee

    Q*bert is a classic arcade game. First published by Gottlieb in 1982, it has been ported to numerous platforms. The logo uses Cooper Black in yellow letters with a red outline, set on a bouncing baseline. The Q has been customized – by default, this letter has a rather peculiar form in Cooper Black. The asterisk (*) is taken from ITC Zapf Dingbats. It has later been assigned a dedicated Unicode, as Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk (✻). The Gottlieb logo appears to be custom, with similarities to Handel Gothic.

    Arcade marquee
    Source: https://www.imdb.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cabinet

    Arcade marquee
    Source: https://www.emuparadise.me License: All Rights Reserved.

    Control panel

    Arcade marquee
    Source: https://www.retroplace.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Video game cartridge for the Atari 5200 game system, 1983. The typography uses Century Gothic.

    Arcade marquee
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    “Q*bert Qollects Quarters!” ad. The copy is set in ITC Souvenir.

    Arcade marquee
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    Game flyer, featuring more Cooper Black and ITC Souvenir. The small print uses another ITC face, Eras.

    Arcade marquee
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    Manual cover. The orange type is in Futura Condensed. The smaller type is ITC Avant Garde Gothic.

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    • Cooper Black
    • ITC Zapf Dingbats
    • ITC Souvenir
    • Century Gothic
    • Eras
    • Futura Condensed
    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic

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