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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

FontStruct. Create a Font. Or Jack One Up.

FontStruct. A free font-building tool by FontShop that allows you to create a font from scratch using geometrical shapes, arranged in a grid, like tiles or bricks. When you're through, FontStruct generates a production-quality TrueType font you can download and/or share with others—Mac or Windows. Sharing is encouraged. In fact, you can even download other people's "FontStructions" and make your own variations by jacking up what they've already done. There's a great gallery of other people's fonts here. I haven't had time to try yet, but Stewf has. For all you Mid-Century Modern fans, he did a take on Eero Saarinen which he aptly named Eerostyle. I met Stewf (Stephen) here. He administers a bunch of Flickr groups, including my favorite, Mid-Century Modern Interiors Pool. He also edits the FontShop's blog, called Fontfeed, the Type Journal Typographica, as well as his own blog— midcenturymodernist. At midcenturymodernist.com, he made me blush with his review of my post about my Herman Miller Eames Executive Management Time-Life Chair for which I now have 8.

Since you're so kerncerned, why not give it a shot.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am soooooo going to check this out! Thanks for the tip, Barry!

7:55 PM  

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