This font, called Phone Streak, might not be the most practical typeface in the world, but it was probably the most fun to create — because it was put together by capturing long exposures of an iPhone being swept through the air.
Created by Marcus Byrne — a motion graphics designer — the font was created using a technique known as light painting. On a dark night, he used three- and four-second exposures captured using a Canon 5D DSLR to create each character, as he waved his phone through the air as a light source. The font, which is freely available, is a little ragged but utterly striking. Byrne explained to WIRED some of the issues he faced:
“When vertical and horizontal strokes cross each other, that’s when it got tricky. I played around with some techniques to hide the iPhone for a split second after a stroke and then move it into position before making the next stroke.”