Font Aid VI: Aster Affects

A collaborative typeface for Hurricane Sandy relief

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is organizing Font Aid VI: Aster Affects — a project uniting the typographic and design communities to raise funds for Red Cross relief efforts after the events of Hurricane Sandy.

Font Aid VI

The project theme will be represented in a typeface consisting entirely of asterisks.

Why the asterisk?

An asterisk can denote something that requires attention — and an event of this magnitude and impact certainly deserves some attention. The asterisk can also provide *emphasis* to important information amidst fields of plain text. The root of the word comes from the Greek astēr or “star” - signifying hope and light. In computer terms, it’s a wildcard character … and hurricanes are certainly wild and unpredictable.

Submission Guidelines

Create a single glyph or symbol that is based on the asterisk.

Send the following to by Sunday, November 18th, 2012

The final typeface will be distributed exclusively by the Society of Typographic Aficionados under our standard End User License Agreement.

Spread the word!

Whether you choose to participate or not, please help us tell others about the project.

We have prepared a series of Font Aid banners in several sizes for promoting this project. If you use one of these banners, all we ask is that you link back to the main Font Aid page. Thanks for your support.


Font Aid is a charitable endeavor. We wish to ensure that we provide the maximum support possible to the people and organization that need it. Any work submitted to a Font Aid project will be deemed a charitable gift and a work made for hire. Whenever possible, we are happy to credit the creativity of the participating designers.