Forking Paths Typeface

Type Work

Forking Paths almost requires variation by having the user create each letter every time they need it.

The file for the typeface contains no actual letters, just a series of blocks in a three-by-three grid.The user generates these blocks using a computer’s numeric keypad. Each block corresponds to a number’s position in the keypad. Since, 7, for example, sits at the top left of the keypad’s grid, pressing 7 generates a block in the top left of the grid. Certain combinations of numbers produce blocks that span two or more of the grid’s squares. For example, typing 7 and 8 in order creates a bar that spans the top left and middle squares of the grid.

By utilizing these features, every user creates the font as they see fit.

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