BIC, the office supply company that makes the world’s most ubiquitous ballpoint pen, has launched a website that could prove to be excellent fodder for graphologists and scientists alike. The Universal Typeface Experiment lets anyone, from anywhere in the world, draw the letters of the alphabet and then submit them into a massive database. From each pool of letters, the software creates the mean letter shape—or, as BIC is calling it, the universal typeface. So far over 434,000 characters have been submitted from 99 different countries.
My lowercase ’s’ would fuck the whole thing up.