Just because there's a wealth of fonts available online, it doesn't mean the right one for your project is out there. Perhaps you're looking for a combination of two styles, that hasn't been made yet. So, what do you do? Compromise?
Hell no. You find a way to make what you want. Fontself Maker is described as the go-to solution for "thousands of professional creatives, graphic designers and illustrators who ever dreamed to easily produce custom fonts right from Illustrator or Photoshop."
With the launch of the new software, brand new typefaces can be created in minutes, comprising vector fonts that contain the colours and shades of their original lettering.
“It’s a real game changer”, says Justin Au, an art director at Ogilvy & Mather, New York. “Fontself Maker is a tool that allows designers to turn any vector artwork into a typeface. And this includes colour, gradients, and all other kinds of fun”. In early 2017, the leading ad agency partnered with Fontself to bring life to the Gilbert colour font – a Cannes Lions 2017 Silver Award and a colourful tribute to Gilbert Baker, creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag.
Adobe showcased the Fontself-powered Gilbert colour font during its MAX 2017 conference keynote to announce the support of the OpenType-SVG colour font format in Illustrator CC 2018, following up on last year’s support in Photoshop CC 2017, highlighting the importance of colour fonts for the future of the graphics industry.
As the Fontself Maker user community keeps growing (it started gathering during a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015), it is now about to produce a whole new generation of typefaces, chromatic fonts and colour fonts, leading to a typographic renaissance that will benefit to the whole design community. Find out more at www.fontself.com.
Main image: Maria Grønlund