The Society of Typographic Aficionados is organizing Font Aid VI: Aster Affects to raise funds for Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Hurricane Sandy. The resulting typeface will consist entirely of asterisks.
Why the asterisk?
An asterisk can denote something that requires attention — and an event of this magnitude and impact certainly deserves some attention. The asterisk can also provide *emphasis* to important information amidst fields of plain text. The root of the word comes from the Greek “aster” or “star” — signifying hope and light. In computer terms, it’s a wildcard character … and hurricanes are certainly wild and unpredictable.
Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, November 17th, 2012
- Final vector artwork file
- A short description of your glyph
- Your name (as you like it to appear on the project page)
- Your country
The final typeface will be distributed exclusively by the Society of Typographic Aficionados under our standard End User License Agreement.
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