Aaron Draplin, a graphic designer, creator of Field Notes, and book author of “Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything,” is a great inspiration of mine. Many years ago, I had the honor to meet him in person at his public speaking event and get my copy of his book signed:
Among all the things that he said, one sentence stuck with me till today:
“Vectors are free” — what a great realization! Instead of being bolted down to a single direction, I can rapidly duplicate and derivate from my work. One idea replicates and mutates into tens or hundreds of ideas like a virus. It freed my creativity.
I think of “Vectors are free” a lot when I design logos and vector arts. The same mindset carried over to design tool making as well. For the past two weeks, I have been developing a new feature for Typogram to enable this way of working. Here is a quick demo:
Together with this duplicate canvases feature, there is also a hidden improvement — serializing and deserializing canvas data, which means there is now a Typogram file — a .json file that stores all the canvases and properties. Having a Typogram file format opens doors to many new features and potentially a Typogram public API further down the road!
What do you think of this quick update on Typogram? Let me know what else you would like to see in Typogram!
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❤️ Saving to .json file! Thank you!