Scripting designspaces

March 27, 2017 / 0 comments

If you’re interested in building designspaces with Python this is for you. You already know you can export Superpolator data as a .designspace document. I’ve added a document on scripting designspaces on Github. The DesignSpaceDocument object lets you add masters, define instances, define axes, anything you can do in Superpolator. Well, except the pretty previews…

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November 26, 2016 / 0 comments

I published a basic DesignSpaceEditor extension for RoboFont. Available from RoboFontMechanic. It is a single window with panels for axes, masters and instances. It follows the DesignSpace document format. No preview and a maximum of 5 axes.


November 21, 2016 / 0 comments

New Superpolator can import and export DesignSpace files. The formats are similar, but there are some differences and not all data can go everywhere. Read up at the Formats page to find out what is exported and what is not.

Robothon Videos

January 6, 2015 / 0 comments

A video of the Superpolator3 Preview during the 2012 Robothon. Oh boy, a lot of work that still needed to be done. This is a presentation from the 2009 Robothon on Superpolator2 and Prepolator, together with TypeSupply’s Tal Leming.


March 7, 2014 / 0 comments

Yummy drawing modes and a gorgeous preview pane available.


March 4, 2014 / 0 comments

Set up rules to switch from one set of masters to another. Bars in currency symbols. Serifs. Unwanted knickknacks. There and gone when you need them. Find out more about Rules.

Measuring is awesome

March 4, 2014 / 0 comments

The new measuring tool in the preview allows you to take very precise readings of your shapes. Just click and drag the measuring line over the letters. More measuring options here.


March 4, 2014 / 0 comments

The completely redesigned and reengineered Superpolator window has three resizable panes that let you explore the design space and keep an overview on your superfamilies.


October 29, 2013 / 0 comments

Hi. This is the new site for Superpolator. This site explains the new features, offers some documentation and lets you order the new Superpolator.