Saturday, 30 August 2008

Design and build your own typeface for free -

This is a fantastic new website from FontShop which allows you to design and then build your own unique typeface. Once you have created it you can then download it (both for a Mac and a PC) and share it with other users of the site (you can also search and download theirs). This is a fantastic idea – if you are working on a logo you can create a really unique typeface for a client or if you want a typeface with a really specific look that you just cant find anywhere now you can just build it yourself (and name it after yourself, naturally). I can’t wait to use it in a project!


1 comment:

Anthony Smith said...

Sounds like a great idea. Websites such as dafont and 1001fonts have changed the way designers can now approach typography in their work. Traditional designers may find the "home-made" typefaces a bit amateurist when you can use classic memorable typefaces but I think it gives young designers the chance to create very deverse and targeted work.

I may give this one a shot sometime.