W drogę

We travelled to the Libre Graphics Meeting of Poland on a rented van. On the way, we photographed the Polish road signage.

In Wrocław, we set out to produce a typeface based on these photos with a group of 20 courageous collaborators. We used Inkscape, Gimp and FontForge, and we were helped by open font community activists Dave Crossland, Alexandre Prokoudine and Nicolas Spalinger.

This is the outcome of the adventure. Three tactics were compared : by autotracing, by drawing the contour, and by geometricaly drawing centerline. Only one is published, guess which.

We have named it W Drogę On Our Way / En Route.