Why the Wingdings Font Exists

Wingdings is the font made entirely out of symbols. But why?

As a means of writing sentences, Wingdings fails — but that was never its purpose. It was created to be used as a unique tool for the pre-internet era. It was akin to emojis, but with even more utility.

Read more on the Wingdings font via Vox.

Watch The Art of Hermann Zapf film that’s mentioned in this video.


Welcome to Bern and to Buro Destruct. Director Kai Sehr paid a visit to the Swiss design collective and documented how they stay true to their motto of over 15 years: “Small City. Big Design.” The project: development of a typeface from a pen.

Learn more about this project and, more importantly, get the typeface at type-for-type.com