I recently bought the Fontself Maker extension for Illustrator. For my first project, I created a set of dingbats based on hockey sweaters (aka jerseys). I began with a hypothesis that due to their unique stripe and color-block patterns, hockey sweaters would remain recognizable, even rendered in a single color, without team logos or other graphics.
· Idiosyncratic, highly subjective selection of past and present hockey sweater designs
· 52 unique icons – 26 uppercase/26 lowercase corresponding to Home/Road designs
· Scoreboard-style numerals, 0–9
Process. After creating the entire character set using a halftone dot pattern, I discovered that Fontself sets a maximum anchor-point-per-glyph number of 1000. With so many tiny dots, a handful of the jerseys were well over the limit. Back to the drawing board!
"But what can you do with it?" How should I know? Do you ask the guy who assembles your car where you should go for a drive? A few ideas …