The joys of expressing yourself in bright, bold, 3D fonts may have died around the time we realised the Y2K bug wasn’t going to be a thing, but when we all sadly moved on from WordArt, the design world really lost something vital. And bright. And wavy. And sometimes something rainbow.
Thanks to designer Mike McMillan, you can now visit MakeWordArt.com and relive your DOS-promptin’, Quake-playin’, Windows 95 CD-ROM installation days.
To reboot the program, McMillan tracked down screenshots of the original fonts, and went to great lengths to recreate them. It proved far more difficult than he initially suspected.
He told WIRED: “I now have a newfound appreciation for all the technology that went into such a silly part of Microsoft Word. It’s actually pretty difficult to create wavy or arced type.”
All we can say is: