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Permutation: The act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements.

One font, two different brick combinations.

Picking any two bricks from the 211 available gives a total possible combinations of 22155 (211C2) different fonts. Counting a certain kinds of bricks as one--all four 45degree, for instance--gives 36 unique bricks, resulting in 2211 (67C2) unique combinations or fonts.

In this font, if the bricks are swapped with each other, the result will be a different font. Hence order of the bricks matter. In which case, nCr (combinations) is not the right choice. What's needed is nPr (permutations). 211P2 gives 44310 permutations and a 67P2 gives 4422 permutations.

So, at a minimum, 4422 fonts are possible with the current implementation of FontStruct, with just this particular layout of bricks.

Staggering.

—Updated May 6, 2013

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This new version is not strictly a permutation of the previous set. This B set uses one brick for the background and three, sometimes four, bricks for the letters. Let's see what new permutations are possible out of this one.
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12 Comments

Comment by thalamic 6th May 2013
I just read all of the above ... and now I am going to lie down in a darkened room to allow my brain cell to rest!

10/10 for the design.
Comment by p2pnut 6th May 2013
Simply genial, as usual!!! (BTW: I'm going with p2pnut to the dark room too).
Comment by elmoyenique 6th May 2013
Talk about killer line work!
Comment by demonics 6th May 2013
(your comments to Isaiah Garcia on FontOut8)
Comment by demonics 6th May 2013
@Ray: *LOL* I especially like the part where you mentioned your brain "cell", you great fibber, you.

Thanks, guys.
Comment by thalamic 6th May 2013
Wow this could work really well in lasercut sheet metal.
Comment by four 6th May 2013
This is crazy :o How I can read the sample I don't even know.
Comment by Umbreon126 6th May 2013
Text says Vasarely's watching you
Comment by Abneurone Fluid Types 6th May 2013
Old trick ; good trick !
(c'est de l'anglais ;-))
Comment by dpla 7th May 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/ReconstructionsFromPixels.png
Comment by dpla 7th May 2013
I can read the sample...if I stand 8 feet away from my monitor. XD
Comment by Noah (winty5) 20th July 2013

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