Font Generator

Tons of font ideas in one click

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#2 Product of the DayAugust 14, 2017




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Jack QiaoMaker@jak_9994 · free agent
hey guys you might have seen my other product that serves a similar function: Fontjoy finds interesting relationships between fonts using neural net embeddings - it works well but doesn't really have notions of visual aesthetics. Font generator uses a human-guided approach where it chooses from a number of hand-picked contrast vectors. Sometimes I have a general idea of the fonts I want, but still would like to see a few similar variations. Font generator finds these variations and serves them up quickly so you can flip through different design ideas. Font generator also presents the font in a simple blog layout, so you can see the fonts in context. let me know if you have any questions or comments!
Manish Malik@dotmanish · Technology Products. Mostly.
This looks useful. I played around with it for a couple of minutes. 3 suggestions: First: Make the dropdowns and initial preview in the first fold of the page itself. Right now, the first fold of the page is the logo and name for Font Generator. I have to scroll down and position the page correctly to start using it. (position correctly == drop-downs exactly at the top and remaining at bottom). Second: Is there a way for me to see recent history of font pairings I tried using 'random'? I will keep hitting random to see what it brings up, and suddenly I'll realize "Oh, the pairing I saw 3 pairings ago looked better than all of these", and I'd want to go back to it. Third: Is there a way for me to mark "I like this pairing" somewhere, and your intelligent backend to compute and show me more pairings "similar" to my liked pairs? Good stuff with this.
Jack QiaoMaker@jak_9994 · free agent
@dotmanish great suggestions! I did want to implement a like system but decided to launch early/often. It's on the to-do list : ]
Manish Malik@dotmanish · Technology Products. Mostly.
@jak_9994 awesome. Looking forward to next few releases.
James Futhey@futhey · Product Design Consultant
I really like the examples! But, to be honest, Fontjoy is more useful to me (I'm a designer).
Jack QiaoMaker@jak_9994 · free agent
@futhey why not both : ] fontjoy works using a different algorithm, so they complement eachother pretty well.
James Futhey@futhey · Product Design Consultant
@jak_9994 Yeah, they're both really good!
Andy Shrinivas@andyshrinivas · UX Designing Idiot
Would love a font pairing system I can bookmark.
Jack QiaoMaker@jak_9994 · free agent
@andyshrinivas there's a url box where you can save/share a link, like so:
How about font suggestion by subject keywords?