Monday, May 13, 2013

Assignment #21 Creating a Font

There are specific assignments that we have to do for this class (the "boring" ones) that can't be changed.  Other assignments can be more creative/fun, but we are still limited by what we can do by network blocks, etc.  Other things aren't blocked but require the installation of software on each computer, and that takes time and patience. 

Fonts are a part of all of our lives.  Websites, books, magazines, street signs, written DMV driving tests, CAHSEE all use different fonts for displaying words and numbers.  For the next several days you are going to be creating your own font (font examples- ArialCourier,Times). 

You will be going to this site. 
You will sign up using the email account that you use for this class. 
Use the same password as your email so you won't forget it. 
You will be sent an email with a link to complete your free registration on the site (the email takes a few minutes to arrive in your inbox).

You will then proceed to create your own unique font.

Make every capital letter the same height (at least 10 blocks tall).

Name your font anything (school appropriate) that you want.

This will be a several day process.  I will inform you as to how you will be turning this assignment in.

Be creative and take some time to create each letter.  "Sloppily done, quickly thrown together with little thought" fonts will receive grades closer to zero than 50 or whatever this assignment ends up being worth.

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