In this outcome I looked to make manipulated new forms, using original point data derived from analog images, instead of manipulating existing point data as I did in the last example.
Each form (from a print out of Gill Sans) was scanned in, and re-exported to an svg font file with the open source alternative to Illustrator (Inkscape) and finally converted using a web based -> .ttf conversion. That .ttf’s json data I manipulated, making the result completely “original”. The visual outcome is second in importance to process in this case. The process relies on loop holes which I wished to demonstrate: the transition from analog to digital is not protected by copyright, while software itself is. It adds to the tradition of ‘Sans Guilt’ a series of guilt free Gill Sans made by Department 21 at Royal College of Art in 2011. The process is discussed more in my research report available to download.