October 29, 2011 5:38 AM   Subscribe

I made a new font by averaging all the fonts on my computer.
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posted by iotic (17 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Evilspork on October 29, 2011: Avería

I love it.
posted by Brian Puccio at 6:13 AM on October 29, 2011

holy cow, this is amazing. awesome work!
posted by aparrish at 6:27 AM on October 29, 2011

This is really neat. Did you ever consider doing an average serif and an average sans serif separately?
posted by bjrn at 8:57 AM on October 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

That's pretty cool.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:05 AM on October 29, 2011

I think it turned into a beautiful font, nice work.
posted by empyrean at 1:09 PM on October 29, 2011

Wow. That worked out better than I imagined it would.
posted by spiderskull at 3:51 PM on October 29, 2011

The shapes remind me a lot of the variation in letterpress, which makes a webpage full of this font read like an old newspaper. I really love this font!
posted by hanoixan at 6:07 PM on October 29, 2011

Yeah, I thought it was going to be like averaging all the water colors in a box. I expected mud.

Thanks for releasing it with such a generous license. I think I may use it for my next iBookstore project.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:10 PM on October 29, 2011

Very charming and surprisingly readable font.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:35 PM on October 29, 2011

Wow, great response - thanks! bjrn, your idea of making serif and sans serif versions is a great one, and I'll have a look at doing that as soon as I get a moment.
posted by iotic at 4:28 AM on October 30, 2011

That's pretty amazing!
posted by revikim at 12:26 PM on October 30, 2011

Serif and sans families now available on the project page and at The Open Font Library.
posted by iotic at 5:47 PM on November 2, 2011

Thanks for putting those together too. It's fun to see how the two groups compare to each other as well. Just looking at samples and not thinking about uses, the combined Averia is my favourite. I think it's the mixing of serif and sans that give it some character.

Good stuff.
posted by bjrn at 11:07 AM on November 3, 2011

Wonderful result, and lovely project page as well, thanks!
posted by Iteki at 2:02 PM on November 5, 2011

This is great. I'm using sans to write a letter to a long-lost friend, hoping that she thinks that I just kept getting cooler and cooler as I got older...I hope it works
posted by lakersfan1222 at 1:23 PM on November 23, 2011

Kind of reminds me of a font called Hightower in that the serifs are so rounded off. Very cool!
posted by newdaddy at 3:59 AM on December 24, 2011

This is a beautiful font, really pleasing to look at, looking forward to trying it out.
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