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An Open Source Font for All Your Wireframing Needs

By February 25, 2013

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Font sample of the Redacted font

If you're a graphic designer, web developer, or software engineer, you've probably had to create a wireframe for a client ... and you've probably had at least one client get confused by the use of Lorem Ipsum text.

Well, now there's an open source font that should help solve that problem -- Redacted.

Designed by Christian Naths, the font replaces the use of letters with either grey bars, light squiqqles, or bold squiggles. Each does a good job of making the text blocks obvious, but since the shapes are so abstract, it helps eliminate any extra reading or time spent looking at the latin Lorem Ipsum language.

As Naths says on his GitHub page, "This project is a (nearly) direct rip-off of BLOKK (http://blokkfont.com). The idea is simple and brilliant, but I wasn't happy with the implementation and it didn't appear to be an open source project, so I created my own. Credit where credit is due." BLOKK is experiencing a bit of fame right now in the web design world, and it's nice to see that there's an open source alternative out there now, too.

Redacted was released under a SIL Open Font License.

Image © Christian Naths

January 16, 2014 at 11:11 am
(1) www.butikspa.pl says:

Greetings! Very useful advice within this article!
It is the little changes that will make the most
important changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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