Ecofont by SPRANQ

May 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

This fabulous font was created by Colin Willems from SPRANQ, a creative communications agency based in the Netherlands. The font was designed to help conserve our ink cartridges (or toner) when printing. It works by omitting parts of the letter. The font might not look very usable when enlarged, but it is perfectly usable once reduced.


The designers conducted extensive tests trying to figure out what shapes would work best to conserve ink. After many long hours, they discovered that adding small circles to the font resulted in a product that uses up to 20% less ink. The Ecofont is free to download from their website, and it is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.


Images via Ecofont

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