My, how you’ve grown!
On April 1st 2008, FontShop launched a free, online platform for building modular fonts called FontStruct. Over the intervening two years a community of over 270,000 typographic bricklayers has come together to create, share, download and discuss almost 260,000 modular type designs. Thanks to all of you for participating in this fantastic project so far.
We want FontStruct to continue improving by adding new features and creative possibilities, and we’re currently preparing a significant update to the FontStructor font editor. We hope to release this update at some point this month.
To provide some entertainment in the meantime, we’re releasing a new, fun way to experience the amazing diversity of FontStructions: The Wall. This is an experimental project, so please be patient, particularly while the wall is preparing itself, and forgive the occasional glitch and eccentricity. Before anyone asks, you can’t feed in custom text to the Wall at the moment — we’re not sure how our servers are going to react to the load — but I can, so here’s a little celebratory mosaic of 2s (click on it if you want the full size image 927 × 10226 px)