Elementar Font – Gustavo Ferreira



Elementar is a parametric bitmap font system that was designed to bring more typographic flexibility to digital screens such as on mobile device screens. It consists of thousands of individual fonts in a plethora of different styles, sizes, weights and widths. It increases the available range of possibilities by exploring the pixel grid systematically using combinations of basic parameters. In a sense it is contrary to conventional practice today, which is to design fonts using mathematically-defined outline curves. The conventional method is a flexible one which produces optimal results on high-resolution devices such as printers, but not on low-resolution devices such as computer monitors and other electronic displays. The Elementar system thus aims to overcome that issue.

A web app that allows you to adjust various parameters and observe the changes in real time

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