Flagsmith - A Flag Building Typeface(flagsmithfont.com)

over 5 years ago from Robb Schiller, Designer

  • Robb SchillerRobb Schiller, over 5 years ago

    This is interesting and pretty fun, but what's the use case?

    Other than some fancy dingle dongles on your site...

    1 point
    • Dustin KemperDustin Kemper, over 5 years ago

      exactly. doesn't seem very practical. you can't even recreate most country's flags.

      3 points
    • Daniel FeldtDaniel Feldt, over 5 years ago

      Yeah, why create stuff? Right?! I started out writing a lot of clichéd and pretentious (and not very strung together) words about art, making memories and recording fragments of thoughts and feelings and never to stop learning. But, I think the most important thing is:

      Keep making things.

      ... especially fancy dingle dongles.

      3 points
      • Robb SchillerRobb Schiller, over 5 years ago

        Yeah - That's a great point Daniel.

        Thanks for the reminder.

        As a product designer and someone who's always identified more with engineering than art, this is definitely something I lose sight of often. I constantly look for reasons in things.

        Cheers to fancy dingle dongles.

        1 point
        • Daniel FeldtDaniel Feldt, over 5 years ago

          Glad you took it the right way. In hindsight I sounded quite arrogant / mean. That was never my intention!

          1 point
      • Dustin KemperDustin Kemper, over 5 years ago

        Daniel, I completely agree with your sentiment. Make things! Always.

        However, in this instance, I can't think of a use case where I would need/buy this particular product (it does cost money right?).

        I think the engineering of this is amazing and would love to see other incarnations of this idea, as others have stated, for avatar or icon design.

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        • Daniel FeldtDaniel Feldt, over 5 years ago

          Have an upvote! I agree - hard to see a use case, but on the other hand. Maybe we ain't the target audience? Check their FAQ, they seem to be quite the vexillologists and vexillologists may find these interesting.

          Not sure on how big that audience is tho... So maybe not a "I'm rich, bitch"-kinda situation. :) $25 is not a huge amount and I'm willing to pay it just to play with it!

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