There comes a time in every designer’s life when the font she needs just doesn’t quite exist. Each project calls for a unique and holistic take on its subject matter — and the choice of font, with all its characteristics and personality, is integral to the overall design. That means in some cases existing fonts won’t necessarily do.
Why not try your own hand at typography? That way, you not only have the sheer pride in saying, “I made that poster and that font,” but also the pragmatic plusses of creating a font that suits your project’s exact needs.
This month, open-source online font creator Prototypo is launching in beta. Prototypo is not the first of its kind, but it’s certainly an elegant take on the free-typography-making options out there. Created by Yannick Mathey and Louis-Rémi Babé, Prototypo allows you to tweak all glyphs — or character designs — at once in more than 20 parameters. One... keep reading