In-development online app for designing, generating and exporting your own customized fonts:
Type design is a discipline of hard work that requires a lot of time and knowledge.
Say hello to prototypo!
Start a font by tweaking all glyphs at once. With more than twenty parameters, design custom classical or experimental shapes. Once prototyping of the font is done, each point and curve of a glyph can be easily modified.
Explore, modify, compare, export with infinite variations.
The app isn’t available as yet, but there will be a campaign next month for funding - it will be online and open-source:
Our plan is to release a first beta in Oct. 2013, with the features of the processing-based prototype demonstrated in the video: a-Z glyphs exportable as .ttx (convertible to .otf using fonttools).
We will launch a crowdfunding campaign at the same time to fund the development of all the features we have in mind for a 1.0: more parameters, more glyphs, built-in .otf export, drag&dropable points and unicorns.
A potential essential design tool - more can be found at prototypo.io here