Whether you’re commuting and bored or twiddling your thumbs at work and hitting that proverbial productivity brick wall — it happens to us all. Instead of opening up that Facebook newsfeed filled with babies + engagements, getting depressed by all the news on your Twitter timeline or becoming hangry c/o all the food porn popping up on your Instagram feed, try something a little different this afternoon to pass the time. Bookmark Type to Design now, the latest office procrastination tool you’re bound to get hooked on. Once you X out of that soulmate test + the bot that tells you how old you look, of course ;)


The latest tool for a little office mind break is what’s waiting for you at the crossroads between Instagram and typography. Head to Type to Design, insert a word, phrase or name into the blank page and your screen will automatically fill up with letters from the Instagram account 36 Days of Type. Not a fan of the way a letter in your word creation looks? Simply hit the refresh button on the letter and a new one will pop up in its place until you’re satisfied. Which, if you’re looking to waste a ton of time, could be forever ;) Then share that masterpiece with everyone — well, maybe not your boss — through a DL or on social media.


This Instagram-generated typographic phrase-making machine was developed by Amsterdam-based creative agency SuperHeroes using Instagram’s open API. By incorporating the 36 Days of Type Instagram feed — an outlet for designers and illustrators to showcase their daily unique letterform creations — Type to Design players are able to explore the endless possibilities of type. See, it’s not actually a waste of time ;)

Do you think you will become obsessed with Type to Design? Let us know in the comments.

(h/t Wired)