Typographers and anybody thinking about experimenting with constructing letterforms and type-based visuals would possibly need to try this new Kickstarter undertaking. BlockFace is a intelligent modular stamp set that can be utilized to create letters and different symbols and patterns.
The set options 24 stamps made on a 10mm grid. These could be mixed to create every kind of latest potentialities (see our decide of the very best free fonts and finest enjoyable fonts for inspiration).
Created by the graphic artist and printmaker Will Mower with Open Press Undertaking, BlockFace is open supply, so you possibly can obtain the recordsdata to make the stamps your self when you have a 3D printer. Nonetheless, you will have to supply the supplies you should make the rubber, foam and adhesive that you should make the stamps.
Alternatively, by means of Kickstarter, the undertaking is providing properly introduced ready-to-go Blockface kits and DIY kits that include the supplies wanted to make one set of stamps.
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Mower says that “BlockFace is greater than only a crafting device; it is an exploration into symbols, pattern-making, and typography in a tactile, hands-on method.” In addition to being of use for designing distinctive typefaces, the modular stamps could be blended and matched for pattern-making. Mower thinks it may also be helpful as a hands-on instructional device to be used when instructing college students about symbols and typography (see our information to font design for those who’re trying to make your personal typeface).