ZX Origins

I have designed many 8x8 bitmap fonts for the 8-bit ZX Spectrum over the years and you can download them here to use in retro or “8-bit” themed (or in fact any) games you create - just drop me an email to let me know. I hope to showcase some real games in the future.

Each page shows various simulated screens using the typeface, some back-story on the design and inspiration as well as any variations, some alternatives and of course the download ZIP containing the various individual styles in a number of formats:

Enjoy some of these 156 typefaces containing a total of 296 individual fonts. (Fonts published in the last 3 months are labelled New)

Additional fonts will appear here from time to time if and when they escape from my _incomplete folder.

For more information about how these fonts and preview tool came to be check out ZX-Origins - free 8-bit fonts for games.



  • Spectrum

    • ch8 Raw 768-byte binary
    • fzx Proportional FZX font
    • tap Tape compilation with preview
  • PC

    • psf PC Screen Font
    • bdf Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format
    • png Portable Network Graphics
    • ttf TrueType
  • Acorn BBC

    • bbc *EXEC capable font
    • ssd DFS compilation with preview