Accidental Presidency
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Author Brandon Schoepf
License Free
Asphalt appearances
Games Asphalt 8: Airborne
Usage Main text font
Examples Aston Martin Vantage 2018
RANK 1605 / 1653
Beat a Race Time of 01:19:000

Accidental Presidency is a condensed semi-bold font used as the main font of Asphalt 8: Airborne. It comes in one font weight only and features a characteristic ampersand which may be familiar to many players from the well-known term “Research & Development”:



Accidental Presidency is used for every Asphalt 8 in-game text except for the racing screens where displays and notifications are rendered in Monkirta Pursuit NC.

Font size

As the font is very condensed, it is often difficult to read, especially when texts in other language versions are automatically rendered smaller to fit in the intended space. Furthermore, Accidental Presidency does not have a Cyrillic character subset, so the developers had to switch to another, slightly less condensed font which is by default rendered smaller than the Latin font.

Font comparison

Comparison of English, German, French and Russian in-game texts all rendered in different font sizes due to different lengths

The name of the A8Box Limited-Edition Mid-Tech Limited-Edition Mid-Tech box, for example, is translated as follows:

  • Limited-Edition Mid-Tech (English)
  • Limited Edition Mittel-Technik (German)
  • Technologie intermédiaire en édition limitée (French)
  • Лимитированное издание: Средний технабор (Russian)

Spacing and shadow

Font shadows

Example: All texts except those on white background have shadows.

As not only the characters themselves are condensed, but also the spacing between them is extremely narrow, the game almost always adds a shadow to increase contrast and readability. The only exceptions are buttons and menu bars with a naturally high contrast, like dark blue letters on white background.

Asphalt Wiki

Accidental Presidency can also be used on Asphalt Wiki. As it is rendered smaller than standard text, it is set to a font size of 120 % by default so that it has roughly the same size as standard text. Rendering text bigger than normal requires font sizes larger than 120 %.

Class: font-a8 or accidental-presidency
Example: <span class="font-a8">Example</span>Example
Template: {{Font}}
Example: {{font|a8|Example}}Example

To add a shadow to text on non-white background, the shadow-a8 class can be added. Example:

{| class="background-a8"
| class="font-a8" | Low contrast, no shadow
| class="font-a8 shadow-a8" | Higher contrast, shadow


Low contrast, no shadow
Higher contrast, shadow

See also

External links

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