FF Chartwell: A Chart-Topping Typeface.

This is possibly the cleverest thing I’ve seen in a long time. With our main project complete I’ve had a bit more time to catch up with what’s been going on in the design world. Whilst looking through the Creative Review Blog I came across the typeface below.

Now it might not seem all that exciting at first, but wait until you see what it can do.

Designed by Travis Kochel, FF Chartwell is a way of creating graphs using OpenType to visualise data. By using a typeface in this way it allows the graph to be easily amended or edited without remaking the entire graph. There are 7 different typefaces which each create unique graphs, as shown below – All for just 119 Euros. (How I wish I could afford these things!)

In its simplest form all you have to do is type in the data, separated by + signs, and let OpenType do the rest!  In more detail:

Chartwell Pies

Chartwell Rose

Chartwell Bars Vertical:

This video explains the whole thing a lot better than I can:

If you do have 119 Euros to splash more information can be found at fontshop.com.


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