FontStruct.com is an online creative community where users can create, share and download modular, grid-based typefaces.
Launched in April 2008, by 2012 FontStruct had over 600,000 registered users. Well over half a million “FontStructions” (fonts), and almost 2,000,000 glyphs had been created.
A simple, browser-based editor – the “FontStructor” – provides a simple interface for placing simple geometric shapes onto a grid to create letters. Once users have completed their designs, they can download them as TrueType fonts, share them and discuss them with other users.
FontStruct has introduced hundreds of thousands of laypeople and designers of all ages from all over the world to the process of building letters and typefaces.
FontStructions are in use in all kinds of design projects – architectural, print and screen – and many have been developed into fully-fledged commercial fonts.
FontStruct has attracted considerable media interest, being featured in the New York Times, Wired, and on SlashDot for example. In 2009 it was awarded a place in the Communication Arts Interactive Annual.
Here is the original introductory video, also produced by Meek Design