Rethinking Multi-layered Fonts
Flagsmith was a fun collaboration with Always with Honor that allowed us to explore the challenges related to the user flow and creation of multi-layered fonts. Throughout the process we explored many existing typefaces to see how they balanced ease of use with education, all while dealing with the technical limitations of the font format. We saw this as more of a UI design problem to solve. It just happened to exist within the boundaries a font.
Chromatic fonts have always been clumsy to work with. Multiple textboxes are usually involved, with duplicate content cluttering the artboard. Edits to text and color become an annoying dance of counting arrow key presses.Full Post
Travis KochelFlagsmith Multi-layered Process OpenType
March 25, 2014