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UniversRevolved

Monday,  11/15/04  11:54 PM

So what did you make of this

Can you read this?

It was written with a 3D font called UniversRevolved, and it says:

CAN YOU READ THIS?
THIS IS A COOL NEW
THREE-DIMENSIONAL
FONT CALLED
UNIVERSREVOLVED!

I came across this font, designed by Ji Lee, in Wired magazine a couple of months ago.  He took the Univers font and rotated it, creating characters which have rotational symmetry yet recognizably represent capital letters.  Very cool.

I had only the printed pages of Wired magazine, but I wanted this as a font, so I scanned the pages, edited them in Photoshop, and then created a font using High-Logic's Font Creator.  The tough part was converting grayscale surfaces into the pure black-and-white shapes needed by font glyphs, using a skewed diamond halftone screen.

If you're interested you can download the TrueType font here.  Simply copy to C:\Windows\Fonts, and poof, you too can write in 3D!

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