How to create your own typographic font with a stamp
Japanese designer Yuzo Azu’s funny new project plays with people’s emotions through angles and pressures. “Instamp” is a collection of silicon stamps which depict the Western alphabet in simple typography. Just like the old days, when people could make fonts with tiny steel blocks, Instamp let it’s user to create an infinite number of custom typefaces just by adjusting the angle and pressure of their hands. Instead of giving each letter a flat face like you’d typically find on a stamp, flat faces Azu rendered his sans serif letterforms as a slightly rounded, supple surface, making each responsive to even the slightest change in gesture. The project was among the winners of a design showcase organized by Lexus.