The Universal Typeface Experiment

18 Jul 2014


BIC, the makers of the worlds most popular pen has launched a unique experiement to celebrate the 100 billionth of its pens being produced. The Universal Typeface Experiment lets anyone, from anywhere in the world, draw the letters of the alphabet and then submit them into a massive database. From each pool of letters, the software creates the average letter shape—and so the universal typeface is created.. So far over 700,000 characters have been submitted from 109 different countries and the number is climbing every day.

The uploader will be available until end of August 2014, after which the finalised version will be released at the site for download.

To make your hand-writing part of the experiment, click here.

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