Instead of motorcycles I'll tell you about a cool design item today. With FontCapture you can create your own font to use in OpenOffice Write, MS Word, and whatever Mac people use.
Here is the font I created from my handwriting with FontCapture in just a few minutes.
- Download the template from FontCapture
- Fill it in
- Scan it
- Upload the scan file
- Download the font
- Drag it into the font directory
- Use it like any other font!
You do need a scanner to convert the template to a file but there are no other special requirements.
And did I mention that it's FREE!?
I used a thin ball point pen for the sample above. For BOLD I could do it again with a Sharpie pen. For an italic font I could lean the paper at an angle as I wrote. How about a secret code by mixing up the letters at random. I could write my message with a regular font and then convert it to my "secret code" font and print it out. Very cool if I was 6 years old!
If you were serious about Typography (and who isn't?) FontCapture could be your own type foundry. Have fun and post a comment with your suggestions.