Creating a Font

Kate Filkoski

Sometimes you just can’t find the right typeface to get the job done. When that happens, what other option remains but to create your own?

Having just done a project recently about creating a font (for the first time ever!) I want to share with you all what I learned and the resources that I found useful.

Fontstruct is a free website that allows you to create a font digitally through use of various grids and tools. It sounds a little complicated, but it is actually quite easy! Signing up for the website is required.

Paintfont is another website for font creation, but aimed more at traditional pen and paper designing versus fontstruct’s completely digital alternative. You print out a template with all the letters and very light images of a neutral character in the background of each box. You draw your own letters on top, within the guidelines, and…

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