Tuesday, April 8, 2008

COOL! Fontstruct...

My good friend and fellow designer, Mark Simpson (who recently added a baby girl to his family - see here), has a knack for coming across interesting finds on the Internet. One of which he sent me recently was for Fontstruct, an excerpt from their website:

FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks. You create ‘FontStructions’ using the ‘FontStructor’ font editor. Once you're done building, FontStruct generates high-quality TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application. You can keep your creations to yourself, but we encourage users to share their "FontStructions". Explore the Gallery of fonts made by other FontStruct users and download them or even copy them and make your own variations. You can also use the FontStruct widget to show your FontStructions on your own website or blog.

Now, I haven't dabbled with the application myself as of yet (which is wise, considering my 'to-do' list seems to only grow these days), but it does seem to have potential (albeit limited). You should check it out/decide for yourself, visit http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/ - enjoy!

Thanks for the link Mark!

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