Designer Who Claims Not To Know What Kerning Means Creates ‘Terrible’ Font Site
By Mikelle Leow, 10 May 2019
Screenshot via Javier Arce
Designers, it’s time to retreat to the days when creating was actually fun and go completely rogue.
Javier Arce, a designer, artist and writer from Madrid, has put together an amusing typeface creator called ‘EnFont Terrible’ that generates crazy versions of your font files you wouldn’t normally use in your projects.
“Do you know what ‘kerning’ or that other word that typographers use all the time mean? Well, I don’t,” Arce jokes on Twitter. “But that didn’t stop me from creating this website that uses your browser to generate weird OpenType fonts.”
To use the anti-tool, simply drop a font file in the site. It can then be toggled to become as unsightly as you wish.
The designer cautions that you check your typeface’s license before using a file in this “terrible foundry.” Typefaces that are safe for use include ‘IBM Plex Mono’, ‘EB Garamond’ and ‘Roboto Regular’. Check out ‘EnFont Terrible’ here.
Hey, are you into FONTS? Do you know what KERNING or that other word that typographers use all the time mean? Well, I don't… but that didn't stop me from creating this website that uses your browser to generate weird OpenType fonts: https://t.co/hZxV1bkFvb pic.twitter.com/oMKyhzkLbe— Javier Arce (@javier) May 8, 2019
Need an alien language for your game that conveniently translates to english (because it is english)? Just slide those left bar sliders up to the max ! pic.twitter.com/uLnUWYNvVx— Aidan Wolf (@Aidan_Wolf) May 9, 2019
[via Javier Arce]
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