Friday, January 2, 2009

it {is} easy bein' green

image by SPRANQ

Have you been laying awake nights, wondering how you can save printer ink and therefore have less of an impact on the environment? Well, wonder no more.

A dutch design company called SPRANQ has developed a free downloadable font with little holes punched in it that they claim can cut ink usage by up to 20%. The font is meant to be used at a 9 or 10 pt size, not as a headline font. Unless you just like the swiss cheese look.

Says SPRANQ, "Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use."

SPRANQ, I hear ya about the coffee. And thanks for bein' green.

Get the font here. Learn more here.

3 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks for the link! Wishing you a great eco new year!

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  2. Gee, that's great!

    I'm going to download it right now! =)

    Happy green new year!
    Kisses from Brazil!

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  3. I can't decide if this is the silliest thing ever or the most clever!? But I'm downloading it anyway! Thanks ;)

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