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Blue Velvet
Jun 6, 2008, 03:12 PM
http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/

I'm not sure whether anyone has played with this yet, but I've just been reading about it. It's a browser-based tool to design a character set. I haven't tried using it; the last time I designed a typeface was about 25 years ago with draughting tools and ink.

You're encouraged to share your work with others. Check out the gallery.

http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/gallery

In their own words:

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.

So, it may not be the most exacting and professional type design tool but if it turns someone to type design, or comes in useful for a project, that can only be a good thing. :)

If anyone's feeling creative, please feel free to post your fonts here.



IgnatiusTheKing
Jun 6, 2008, 04:32 PM
That is really, really cool. Thanks for sharing.