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About BlockType

Blocktype gives users an unusual interface for drawing and editing fonts: Minecraft!

Type design tools have been historically specialized and complicated, and usually restricted to learned practitioners. With Blocktype, we propose a new experimental viewpoint over the font design process. We try to flip the solemnity and seriousness of type design by using a game as an unusual retro font editor.

By leveraging the game-based experience of Minecraft, as well as taking advantage of its collaborative potential, our objective is to open up this field of creation to new interfaces and ways of working. We try to make this evident by using an unusual interface (a game) to work on typography. In-world constructions can be exported to regular fonts to be used on the web.