Handheld Tool Can Identify Any Font

Handheld Tool Can Identify Any Font
Design

The device allows print materials to become interactive and closes the gap between the physical and digital worlds

Marielle Castillo
  • 8 july 2016

If you’ve ever wondered about the typeface used on a sign or the shade of something that catches your eye on the street, then this tool is exactly what you need. Spector is a handheld device that can identify the typeface and colors from physical objects, created by Fiona O’Leary for her graduation project at Royal College of Art. O’Leary calls it an “interactive eye-dropping tool” and it can capture and identify fonts and colors in the real world and transfer them directly to Adobe InDesign.

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