Saturday, April 20, 2013

A new font in the making



This is a preview of the new font that I'm currently working on. It is derived from the lettering in the post office of building complex Het Schip in Amstertdam. The name is Dutch for "The Ship" and the complex looks indeed a bit like a ship, plowing its way through the ocean.
Part of Het Schip is a museum, and they have a magnificent website. Take a look.

Before I forget, my new tool is indeed FontForge, an open source program developed primarily by George Williams. It takes a little getting used to but after that learning curve is over it's very nice to work with.