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Aerial Bold is the first map and typeface of the earth. We will find earth's alphabet shapes and make a new font and dataset for you!
Aerial Bold is the first map and typeface of the earth. We will find earth's alphabet shapes and make a new font and dataset for you!
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Update #8: Forward ever, backwards never!

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Dear Backers,

Updates

The Letterhunt

The latest numbers on the letterhunt: 

  • 250+ contributions from letterhunters all over the world!
  • 10000+ letters found and submitted! 
  • only "z", "k", and "N" have less than 30 features! 

Aerial Bold in the Smithsonian mag!

Check out our feature in the Smithsonian Magazine - the "o" in "Aerial Bold" is actually the Smithsonian building in Washington DC!

Humble request

First, we want to thank you for your patience and all your support. Aerial Bold would not be where it is today without you!

That being said, we had projected to have our deliverables by the end of March, but we are still working through the nitty gritty details of the automated letterfinding algorithm and still need a bit of time before we can roll it out with confidence. 

We come to you with a big, but simple request: please hang tight a few months while we work full force on making Aerial Bold happen. 

(L - R): Benedikt, Daniel, Marco - See those little black and white tiles in the background? Those are a selection of the letters printed out!
(L - R): Benedikt, Daniel, Marco - See those little black and white tiles in the background? Those are a selection of the letters printed out!

We're moving full steam ahead, working together with famous typographer, Daniel Utz (creator of the very successful FF Neto font), our very talented graphic designer Marco Berends, and the gifted computer scientist Ankita Agrawal (doing her master thesis on the machine learning side of things of Aerial Bold at Institute of Artificial Intelligence of HS-Weingarten) to piece together the Aerial Bold story. 

We've got a number of exciting things brewing so stay tuned!

As always, many many thanks!

Best,

J+B

Jay Hamburger, J. Kim, and 9 more people like this update.

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