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.

ecofont1

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.

ecofont2

Images via Ecofont

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Design, Eco-Companies, Eco-Design, Ideas, It's Ok, It's Eco-Friendly, Print Design, Typography. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

Fashion Find: Valentino Floral Handbags Eco-Friendly Design That Doesn’t Work

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Categories

Feeds

Blog Stats

  • 61,764 hits

%d bloggers like this: