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Here at FontShop we take a break once in a while from promoting typefaces and focus on making something purely entertaining — something to kickstart creativity. Over the past few months we've concocted just such a thing: FontStruct.

  
     

Created by the designer/engineer Rob Meek, FontStruct is a free font-building tool that lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes. You arrange the shapes, called “bricks”, in a grid pattern, just like tiles in a mosaic.

  
  

Baffled? The technology behind the FontStructor is sophisticated, but using it is really quite simple. The best way to get to know FontStruct is to dig right in and start building, but you can also visit the FAQ page or watch the introductory screencast.

FontStruct was quietly opened to the public last month and there are already thousands of users sharing hundreds of public FontStructions. Below are a few of our favorites, spelling out first impressions from some early adopters. Join in and get FontStructing!

  
tech
  

Erik Spiekermann, Type Designer, FontShop Founder
Featured FontStruction: Tech by Erik Spiekermann



  
tight
  

John Baichtal, Wired
Featured FontStruction: Tight by wolkfrim


  
slabstruct too
  

Björn Rohles, Media Studies Student
Featured FontStruction: SlabStruct Too by Paul Hunt



  
letra libre
  

Jeff Mehlhoff, Designer, Thought & Theory
Featured FontStruction: Letra Libre by Nate Cox



  
masphalt
  

Stephen Phung, Web Developer, Vancouver
Featured FontStruction: Masphalt by David DeSandro


  
in the que
  

Jon Hicks, Designer, Hicks Design
Featured FontStruction: In the Queue by Zara Evens


  
glagol rock
  

David Diggle, designer, Some of Us
Featured FontStruction: Glagol Rock by Anton Terekhov


  
plump
  

Martin Brinkmann, gHacks Technology News
Featured FontStruction: Plump by Nate Cox

  
asgard
  

Matt McIerney, Student
Featured FontStruction: Asgard by William Leverette


  
blocparty
  

cargoweasel, Brooklyn, NY
Featured FontStruction: BlocParty by garphynk

  
  

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Typeface used in title graphic: Structurosa by Paul Hunt.
Supporting typeface: FF Unit.

  
  

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