3 Funny Type Tools
What's a type tool?
When you Google the phrase "funny type tools", you might get a myriad selection of the funny or odd names of hand tools such as the screwdriver or a monkey wrench; these names are indeed humorous, but they are for a completely different topic.
On the Internet, a type tool is usually referring to an application that uses typography, or fonts, as a basis. Type tools are plentiful on the web and are exceedingly useful for design and website enhancement.
The font, or typography, has been used as art for many years, but with the advent of the computer and the Internet, typography and type tools have become an art in and of itself. Not only can type tools be useful and beautiful, they can be downright hilarious. Some of the funniest and most charming elements of web humor and design are based in type.
Create a Typoschnauz
As stated, a funny type tool is one that has used typography to create a visual joke or a clever expression of silly visual humor. One clever and popular type tool that is currently bringing the Internet house down with rave reviews, is the typoschnauz.
That's right: T-Y-P-O-S-C-H-N-A-U-Z
The word "Typoschnauz" is a mix of "typography" and "schnauz," which is the Swiss-German word for moustache. This little type tool lets you create a "type" moustache to put on your own portrait photos and blast it around to friends. You can check out this bit of humor at typoschnauz.com.
A Wordle Cloud?
Wordle is a little type tool that creates "word clouds". These clouds are derived from text that a user provides and although these clouds do not have to necessarily be funny, some are absolutely hilarious. These clouds can be molded with various fonts, colors and layouts. Many are lovely but just as many are engagingly humorous and downright funny. Wordle is easy to use and your creations are yours to keep.
Most of the clever humor involves cartoons and drawings made strictly from words. One source is called Typedrawing and was designed for the purpose of creating beautiful, fun and humorous works of art using words only for the design.
Created originally in 2005 as an online project, Typedrawing has become a popular and easy-to-use tool to create incredible Internet drawings using type or words. A user can create to their heartâ€™s content; they can redo or undo their work or clear the slate and start again. Typedrawing is usable with an iPhone or iPod and has become a popular source of experimental art and design especially for those who have felt they were uncreative.
More to Come
Be sure to enjoy these tools and also be on the lookout as more funny type tools appear, because users are becoming very innovative and clever with type and the many ways that humor can be expressed through the age-old art of typography.