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Design your Own Font

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

1X1If you’re working on a project where any ordinary font won’t do or you’ve just got some time on a rainy day; why not create your own original font? FontStruct, a free browser tool, enables anyone to create a unique font, using an intuitive interface.  FontStruct provides simple tools (pencil/paper/eraser) that enable users to color in “bricks” conforming to a grid.  Once you complete an entire alphabet, you can download the font and move it into your PC’s font folder.

All you need to do to get started is to create a username and password to sign-in.  If you don’t have the time or patience for font design, you can also browse through the Gallery of fonts that others have created to share.

Resources:

Getting started with FontStruct video:
http://www.vimeo.com/972905?pg=embed&sec=972905

Great article about FontStruct:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2008/06/youtype.html