WordArt Generator Transports Your Text Back to the '90s
Have something you need to get off your chest? With Mike McMillan’s new WordArt generator, now you can say it in wavy, rainbow, 3D text—all without a 20-year-old version of Microsoft Office.
McMillan, the same designer who treated the internet to his Stranger Things font generator in August, created the online tool as a nostalgia vehicle. According to WIRED, in elementary school McMillan would spend more time creating WordArt titles for his book reports than actually writing them. To revive this cheesy bit of design in 2016, McMillan tracked down WordArt images through Google and recreated them on his computer. 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."
With Clippy the Microsoft paperclip as your guide, visitors to makewordart.com can customize any message they want in one of 15 styles and download the image or share it on social media. There’s even an option to custom-print your WordArt on swag like t-shirts, mugs, and hats. It’s almost enough to make you miss the Windows 95-era. At least we still have Clip Art.