Take Your Inner Child to the Letter Playground

Professional illustrator Nate Williams says that creativity comes from “curiosity, inspiration, play and discovery.” All four are in evidence at letterPLAYGROUND, a site Nate developed where you can submit your own letterform designs and see what hundreds of other people have dreamed up. It’s a bit like a democratic Daily Drop Cap!
To submit your own characters, just register (it’s free) and start uploading. Once you register, you can also collect others’ letters in a favorites list, and comment on all the characters.
You can sort the many glyphs in letterPLAYGROUND by individual letter. Or sort by the six collections: Animal, Candy, Geometric, Monster, Photograph, and Winter.
Here’s a small sampling to show you who’s on the monkey bars right now:


If you submit something to letterPLAYGROUND, please let me know in this article’s Comments section.

Sandee Cohen is a New York City-based instructor and corporate trainer in a wide variety of graphic programs, especially the Adobe products, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. She has been an instructor for New School University, Cooper Union, Pratt, and School of Visual Arts. She is a frequent speaker for various events. She has also been a speaker for Seybold Seminars, Macworld Expo, and PhotoPlus conferences. She is the author of many versions of the Visual Quickstart Guides for InDesign.
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