Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A new font based on Einstein's handwriting is being developed

Imagine reading Tinder messages seemingly handwritten by Albert Einstein himself. That future is quickly approaching, thanks to a new Kickstarter project that lifts Einstein's handwriting and turns it into a fully realized font.

Six months to develop

The project, headed up by typographer Harald Geisler and dancer Elizabeth Waterhouse, involves painstakingly analyzing notes provided by the Albert Einstein Archives to design each character. It took six months to develop a working prototype, and funding will allow the team to devote another six months to completing the font.

As of this writing, the project has $9,193 of its $15,000 goal, so it's well on its way to success. If and when the goal is met, the font will be released on Mac,...

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