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PépiteBy Pépite
First created
PépiteBy Pépite
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€1,273
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33
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, December 6 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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Mimikus is a downloadable font online. The project tends to allow the user to create a variety of styles as variations of the typeface ; the idea is to dedicate the website sheltering an app that can edit, modify each typographical part of the the font.

Customization for each module on the structure
Customization for each module on the structure

Hello everybody, I am Vivien Gorse, co-founder of Pépite studio. We come here to present you Mimicus, our last typographic release. This typeface is not a simple downloadable file, it is a complete graphic system of creation and editing.

Our will was to create a multi styles character. In order to offer to the user a custom-made experience, we want to implement an adjustable and editable tool by everyone. We adress to the type designers, but also to the graphic designers in a more global way. We know how it can be complex to edit a free to use a typeface with traditional tools. In our case we offer a typographical toy, easy to handle.

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How it works

The typeface Mimikus, modular and unicase, is compouned of a set of modules very restricted. The repetitions of the modules, changing orientation and position allows to draw the letters of the type. We offer, through our web app to come, the way to edit those modules. So then, as soon as an alteration occurs, like a point moved or a curve altered, the change occurs in a global way on the whole font, creating such surprises.

Once the font is designed according to the will of the user, he can just download his very own copy to enjoy using it on its own device. Each user can produce as much version as he wants.

We would like to implement a library interface to allow the people who want to share their versions with others.

Why are we on Kickstarter ?

We want Mimicus to be free to download and free to use in the way to be accessible for everyone. We count on the support of a community as huge as possible. So if you like our typographical toy, feel free to spread and share the information !

We need your support in order to create the best typographical online engine.

Mimikus is named after the Mimic Octopus, and its transformations
Mimikus is named after the Mimic Octopus, and its transformations

How we will use the money

Your assistance will allow us to finance the development of the web app. Indeed this type of work requires specific skills and we want to deal with a provider out of the office.

We also want to reward your generosity in allowing you to get the chance to experience creating your very own typeface(s) on the Mimikus website.

We will design a lot of printed object. We are very into the print production, and attached to the quality of it. In this way we will do our best to produce the best goodies to reward you.

For the most generous of you all, we want to produce unique printed specimens according to the typeface that you will create.

We will produce a serie of exclusive postcards
We will produce a serie of exclusive postcards
We will also produce unique print specimens designed according to the version of the user
We will also produce unique print specimens designed according to the version of the user

[Version Française]

Mimikus est une fonte typographique téléchargeable en ligne. Le projet vise à permettre à l’utilisateur de créer une infinité de styles comme variantes à ce caractère ; l’idée étant que le site web dédié abrite une application permettant de modifier les caractéristiques typographiques.

Bonjour à tous.tes, je suis Vivien Gorse, co-fondateur de l’atelier Pépite. Nous venons vous présenter Mimikus, notre dernier caractère typographique en date. Ce caractère n’est pas un simple fichier téléchargeable, c’est un système de création et d’édition en ligne complet.

Nous avons souhaité réaliser un caractère multi styles. Afin de proposer aux utilisateurs un projet sur mesure, nous voulons mettre en place un système modulable et modifiable par quiconque. Nous nous adressons aux dessinateurs de caractère, typographes, mais aussi aux graphistes plus généralement. Nous savons qu’il est fastidieux et souvent complexe de modifier un caractère libre avec les outils traditionnels. Ici nous proposons un jouet typographique, facile d’accès.

Comment ça marche ?

Composé d’un jeu de modules très restreint, le caractère Mimikus est modulaire et unicasse. C’est la répétition de ses modules, en changeant leur orientation et leur sens qui dessine les lettres. Nous mettons à disposition, à travers notre future application web, le moyen de modifier ces modules. Ainsi, dès qu’une modification survient, dès qu’un point vectoriel est déplacé, dès qu’une courbe est modifiée, la répercussion s’effectue sur tout le caractère, créant au passage de belles surprises.

Une fois le caractère façonné au goût de l’utilisateur, celui-ci peut télécharger cette version personnelle afin de s’en servir sur son ordinateur. Chaque utilisateur peut produire autant de versions qu’il le souhaite.

Nous aimerions mettre en place un système de bibliothèque sur le site afin que les personnes qui le souhaitent puissent partager leur(s) version(s) du caractère avec les autres.

Pourquoi sommes-nous sur Kickstarter ?

Nous souhaitons que Mimicus puisse être téléchargeable et utilisable librement afin d’être accessible à tous.tes. Nous comptons sur l’adhésion d’une communauté avec le plus grand nombre de personnes possible. Ainsi, si notre projet de jouet typographique vous plaît, n’hésitez pas à partager l’information autour de vous !

Nous avons besoin de votre soutien afin de créer le meilleur outil typographique en ligne.

Comment utiliserons-nous vos contributions ?

Vos contributions vont nous permettre de financer le développement de l’application web. En effet ce type de travail requiert des connaissances approfondies et nous souhaitons faire appel à un prestataire extérieur à l’atelier.

Nous souhaitons également vous récompenser de la générosité dont vous ferez preuve en vous permettant d’obtenir en avant première l’opportunité de créer votre/vos caractère/s sur le site de Mimikus. Nous réaliserons un bon nombre d’objets imprimés divers. Nous sommes très attachés aux techniques d’impression et à la qualité de ce type de production, ainsi nous ferons tout pour vous fournir les meilleures goodies. Pour les plus généreux.ses d’entre vous, nous souhaitons réaliser des spécimens imprimés uniques en fonction du caractère que aurez créé.

Risks and challenges

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We are well aware that such an innovant project can be risky, and that we could face some unexpected occurence. We know how to adapt to such situations, we experimented a lot of those by the past, that is one of our strong points.

We master the type design part of the projet and the idea comes from a long way back. The development part of the tool is out of our expert assessment, however we are supported by talented people for that part, in this way we feel confident about what is about to come.

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Nous sommes conscients qu’un projet innovant tel que celui-ci comporte des risques et son lot d’imprévus. L’adaptation vis à vis de circonstances inattendues est notre grande force.
Nous maîtrisons parfaitement la partie typographique du projet et cette idée est mûrie de longue date. La partie développement de l’outil, sortant du champ de nos compétences, pourrait être notre part d’incertitude. Néanmoins, nous nous sommes entourés de personnes de grande qualité en la matière qui nous permettent d’être confiants sur ce point.

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