SB Grip is a pixelfont from the revival of bitmapped lettering that occurred during the early 2000s, as designers grappled with ways to tackle the slow loading and low-resolution internet of the day. Many pixelfonts at the time were designed for more practical text use, but there were also display pixel fonts. SB Grip is one of this type of pixel font and was designed to be layered over imagery and photography, and so has a semi-transparent treatment, at least for a bitmap. Compared with other pixel fonts, which are often optimised to be used at 10-12px, SB Grip is a large typeface, being designed to be used at a size of 40px and multiples of 40px. It works well layered over other elements and has a pattern-like quality due to its repeating segmented design. SB Grip takes its name from its similarity to the type of gripped flooring that also features a repeating pattern.
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