Fontstruct.com: the Latest in Type Design
I have recently come across an exciting new innovation in typography design: Fontstruct.com. This is a website that allows the user to create his or her own fonts with a special program developed by FontShop (a font retailer). As the site says, “FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.” When finished, the user has the option of submitting it to the gallery, where many other users’ font designs are available to be downloaded. It is free to create an account, and all the typefaces can be used in any application.
I have already created an account and tried it out. It is really easy to use, and the amount of possibilities is staggering; it is amazing what can be achieved with the aid of a computer. In the last few decades, technology had made design more and more accessible, and Fontstruct.com is certainly a fine example of this. Designing an entire typeface is no longer a tedious, time-consuming process. And, as the site’s gallery clearly indicates, accessibility gives rise to infinite creativity.
You can check it out for yourself at www.fontstruct.com
Source: Skynet Solutions
Author: Alisha Ruskey