The 'Spector' is Pretty Much The Shazam of Typefaces

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Fiona O'Leary is a designer who has a desire to improve people's lives with the meaningful use of technology, and she's done exactly that with her latest invention. The awesomely-named 'Spector' is basically the Shazam of fonts, it recognizes typefaces on printed materials such as documents or signs and scans them allowing them to become interactive.

The handheld device works simply by placing it over the printed text and pressing the button, this initiates a photograph of the sample and Spector will work out the typeface, type size, kerning or leading, as well as a colour's CMYK or RGB values. The Spector is currently only available as a prototype, but we can imagine there would be quite a demand for it.