Why 96? it rhymes with Asterisk.
The idea for this project was to compare different fonts’ asterisk symbols. Sometimes the differences in characters between various fonts are minimal, almost hard to spot. Other times, the differences stand out like a sore thumb, glaring back at you.
Focussing on just one character lets us focus on the details.
So, what I did was, I gathered 96 fonts, turned them on in Suitcase Fusion. I opened InDesign and vectorized an Asterix character from each of those typefaces.
I saved .SVG versions of each asterisk.
I then threw those 96 asterisks into my Processing random thingie/art generator.
Things I let the generator play with:
- colour palette
- stroke (yes/no)
- stroke (thickness/ thinness)
I think that’s it.
I saved .PDF files of the results.