How to make a modular typeface with Glyphs for Glyph Drawing Club

How to make a modular typeface with Glyphs for Glyph Drawing Club

Download font template here. What you are drawing with in Glyph Drawing Club are actually font files, and the shapes are individual glyphs from font files. It might be a lesser known or used feature of Glyph Drawing Club, but you can draw with ANY font with Glyph Drawing Club. All you need is an OTF or TTF font file, and then you can drag and drop that font straight into the editor window and that…

Moebius ANSI & ASCII Art editor with custom font support!

Moebius ANSI & ASCII Art editor with custom font support!

Ever since I started making ASCII a few years back with PabloDraw I wished that I could modify the fonts or use other fonts than the "standard" IBM PC or Amiga fonts, just to make some small modifcations to the letters or shapes, or to create entirely new text art fonts. Digging into the archives, I realized that modifying fonts was actually possible back in the day in some obscure oldschool DOS…

How to clean up your glyph drawing in Adobe Illustrator

How to clean up your glyph drawing in Adobe Illustrator

Images exported as SVG from Glyph Drawing Club are a bit messy, but cleaning up the files is fast and easy. Follow these steps: Export your glyph drawing as .svg Open the .svg in Adobe Illustrator Select the Selection Tool () and press to select everything Open Pathfinder window (Window -> Pathfinder) Open Pathfinder options which you find by clicking the hamburger menu icon Make sure "Remove…

Usage tutorial for Glyph Drawing Club

Usage tutorial for Glyph Drawing Club

What is Glyph Drawing Club? Glyph Drawing Club is a free online modular design and text art tool, suitable for creating custom type design, illustrations, patterns and more. The editor is based on an adjustable grid into which users can “draw” with a set of geometric patterns or with any typographic symbol from any font. Creating images with Glyph Drawing Club requires a lot of precision and…

On the origins of Glyph Drawing Club

On the origins of Glyph Drawing Club

In 2017 Shick Toikka asked me and my friends at GRMMXI to create a chapter to showcase one of their typefaces (Saol Text) for their upcoming specimen book of their retail typefaces. With GRMMXI we decided that each one of us would design a spread. For my spread I wanted to show some appreciation to the less used typographic symbols that are hidden in the "glyphs" tab in InDesign. A typeface might…