Avería: the Average Font

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Tue, Feb 7th, 2012 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Introducing Avería, the average font, a font based entirely on the averaging, or interpolating, of existing fonts that exist on a computer. The result is a nostalgic, "I've-seen-this-before" and worn out font that truly stands out.

am not a type designer. This is the story of the creation of a new font, Avería: the average of all the fonts on my computer. The field of typography has long fascinated me, and I love playing with creative programming ideas, so it was perhaps inevitable that the idea came to me one day of "generative typography". A Google on the subject brought up little, and I put the idea to the back of my mind until it occurred to me that perhaps the process of averaging, or interpolating, existing fonts might bring up interesting results. Luckily at this point I didn't do any more web searching -- instead I grabbed my laptop and came up with an initial idea for finding what the average of all my fonts might look like -- by overlaying each letter at low opacity.

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