Computing 60s The 60s want their computer ads back

I designed this font back in 2006 in BASIN as a tribute to advertisements for computers in the late 60s and early 70s. Alternative weights were later added but I forget when.

Doubtlessly inspired by the magnetic OCR style fonts, it deviated by replacing the unsightly blobs with bold sections that ran to the nearest edge to give it a smoother feel. The most likely actual typeface used for these ads was probably Countdown.

This font works great for titles and small runs of text, and at a stretch, you can use it even for low-density text adventures.

Simulated usage