Create Your Own Custom Fonts From Scratch

Create Your Own Custom Fonts From Scratch
Design & Architecture

The Prototypo application enables users to shape a typeface with sliders before refining spacing and outlines.

Emma Hutchings
  • 6 may 2014

Prototypo is an open-source online typeface editor that lets people create an original font even if they have no design expertise. The streamlined font creation tool features sliders for shaping the typeface and enables users to refine spacing and outlines manually.


Aimed at both hobbyists and professionals, the online application offers over twenty parameters for creating a wide range of fonts. Prototypo exports characters in .svg font files that can be
converted online or in FontForge to .otf files. These can then be refined using
classical type design softwares before being used just like other fonts.

Prototypo has already raised more than double its funding goal on Kickstarter and one year’s access can be secured for a pledge of just £12. You can check out the video below to learn more about the open-source typeface tool:


[h/t] Mashable

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