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Collaborative Flowerfont in Progress
June 30, 2010, 1:13 pm
Filed under: Font News

Above is a typographic display sample of a new font in progress, made entirely out of flowers. It’s a fanciful, novelty font, but I’m having a lot of fun working on it. In the above pic I’m experimenting with strokes and transparency and shadows to see how the font images behave in practical application. The OpenType version of the font is still in the works, but you can borrow the photographic images for yourself for free when you see the construction of a photographic flowerfont underway in this Flowerfont Flickr set.

First it was just flowers, then we photographed it, now we’re peeling off the backgrounds to make the images more useful for designers. Then the alphabet art will be transformed into a type-able OpenType font. Furthermore, the font, as well as the photos, will come with a friendly Creative Commons license, which is something I’ve never used before but I’m excited to try out. These floral letters were created at a workshop called “Let’s Make an Open Source Font!” during FontConf a couple weeks ago.

Below is more creative play-work that came about as the font has been developing.

Here, take these flower pictures and make something great!


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It looks like you were in good compamy at the FontConf. I LOVE the FlowerFont ya’ll came up with. Thank you!


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