Pictos creates 'Typekit' for icon fonts

Designer Drew Wilson has expanded his Pictos royalty-free icons project, unveiling Pictos Server. The new venture enables you to build icon fonts from a 650-strong library. The website states that Pictos Server works in a manner similar to Typekit, "in that you paste a Pictos code snippet into your HTML and the Pictos Server will serve your custom made icon font straight to your website". However, the site notes that the Pictos snippet does not rely on JavaScript, instead using CSS and a <link> element.

We spoke to Wilson about Pictos Server, which he said was a natural step for Pictos: "Most customers who bought the Pictos font wanted more. But I didn't want to release another Pictos font, because that would have meant people loading in icon font files with 94 icons, but only using a few of them, thereby wasting bandwidth. Giving people a way to pick and choose icons was the solution."

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