New 3D printed fonts, a proposal of design studio Pillcrow

Thanks to 3D printed guides, it took 60 minutes to Maciej Kodzis and Grzegorz Owczarek from Pillcrow as well as other creators to set up 100 new fonts.

It all began…

During a workshop in the Polish studio, young designers were asked to make use of their creativity. 10 minutes were given to each of them to imagine a new look for letters A, D and G using 3D printed stamps. Each stamp has a shape that would then be part of a letter. 

With a ZMoprh Multitool 3D printer, 3D printed grips have been created for a set of individual stamps. The designers first set up the grips. After being printed, they were glued onto PVC foam stamps.

Several methods could have been used here. The ZMorph Multitool printer could have cut foam stamps for instance. One could also cut directly the complete letters rather than the simple shapes used in combination to form letters.

Marcin Traczyk of ZMorph said “this simple application clearly shows how 3D printing can deliver really amazing results and add value to every type of creative endeavors.” Thus, the creation of police is no longer a state secret since anyone who can draw by hand can create his/her own font using the method that best suits him/her. Would this creation’s outreach make classic fonts such as Helvetica and Times New Roman obsolete?

Martial Y.

Passionate about new technologies, I am a mechanical engineer who possess a big interest in additive manufacturing. I believe the 3D printing is a technology of the future which is intented to take a great importance in our daily lives. Through this platform, the 3DAdept team aims at communicating on this technological innovation, creating and sharing tutorials videos on the handling of various CAD software.

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