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Font Awesome 5

Created by Dave Gandy

Font Awesome 5
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35,550 backers pledged $1,076,960.14 on Kickstarter

Raised in Kickstarter
$1,076,960.14 / 35,550 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$202,689.00 / 37,837 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Last Kickstarter Update & Going Forward
3 months ago – Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 12:44:10 AM

 Hi, Backers!

As you all have hopefully noticed and heard from our various direct email updates, Font Awesome 5 Free and Pro have launched. Our team is burning down the list of rewards that you've helped earn - we've got a bunch of icon category packs out and Pro CDN is knocking at the door. :)

We hope you're enjoying the fresh icons and the new tools to make using them even easier. We've been communicating with all of you via email, on GitHub, and elsewhere. However, we've unfortunately left this campaign in some dusty carbonite. Our apologies if you've taken this radio silence as a sign that we're not working or are not available for support. We're here making icons, improving our docs, bundling packages, and available for your questions and issues at hello@fontawesome.com.

Support & License-Level Backers Without Access

We originally sent fontawesome.com account invites out in February of 2017 to the email addresses backers had associated with their Kickstarter accounts. If you have backed our project and still not received an invitation to claim your fontawesome.com account (where we're keeping your license and all of your Pro goodies) or have misplaced it, please let us know via email at hello@fontawesome.com rather than posting a comment here. We'll get you sorted once we hear from you. Thanks for your patience and sorry for any frustration the missed communications have caused.

A Few Housekeeping Items

  • We won't be monitoring the comments or questions posted here. If you need help as a backer, please contact us at hello@fontawesome.com. If you have new requests or feedback on Font Awesome 5, let us know via our GitHub project.

  • The licenses listed in this now archived campaign are no longer available for purchase. While we honor and stand by existing holders of these licenses, we no longer offer them and have since switched to a simpler and hopefully straightforward license model.

  • The information, especially the minutia on icon counts and other bits, is out of date here and won't be maintained. You can always get the most up-to-date information on the project and icons at https://fontawesome.com.

  • If you had issues with your physical rewards (mugs and t-shirts) never arriving or arriving damaged, we're still planning on making things right. If you haven't already, get in touch with us at hello@fontawesome.com to let us know right away if you have an issue.

  • Please please please try out Font Awesome 5. We hope it's useful. And if it is not, we want to hear what we can make better. Reach out to us via email, on GitHub, or Twitter. We'll be listening. :)

Thanks again to everyone who came out and supported Font Awesome 5. You're a great community and have helped us make something we're all proud of. We've said it before, and we're saying it again - You folks put the Awesome in Font Awesome.

 

Alpha Release + Timeline
12 months ago – Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 12:36:28 AM

Apologies

First up, we’d like to apologize. We’re a small team of 4, and we’ve been trying to find the right balance between interacting with the community and getting work done. If we spend too much time talking to folks, we don’t get as much done, and vice versa. We fear we haven’t communicated enough, so we’ll be spending more time keeping you all informed and getting your thoughts. Stay tuned.

Missing Your Invite?

If you’ve placed an order for Font Awesome Pro, you should have already received an invite for your fontawesome.com account. If you have not, drop us an email at hello@fontawesome.com and we’ll get you sorted.

Today’s Alpha Release

We’ve been hard at work on a completely rewritten build system for Font Awesome 5. This means we should be able to crank out future releases much faster and with much less effort. And the icons are the best we’ve ever made — truly better design, better consistency, and better readability. And honestly, Pro is turning out better than I’d ever imagined. The all-new SVG framwork is crazy simple to use and it just works. You get all the power of SVG with none of the hassle. But we know it’s not perfect yet, and we’d love your feedback.


Today’s release includes:

  • 296 new icons for a total of 929 icons
  • SVG framework, webfont framework, and SVG sprites
  • Brand new documentation to get you going
  • 5 brand icons (the rest coming very shortly!)
  • And don't forget this release's official discussion thread.


How to get today’s release:

  • After you’ve backed/pre-ordered, make sure you’ve completed your fontawesome.com account registration. Never saw the invite? Email us at hello@fontawesome.com and we’ll help out.
  • Connect your GitHub account to get access to the Font Awesome Pro private repo.
  • Download!
  • Check out the README.md for full instructions.

Also, don’t forget about the official discussion thread for this update (you’ll need private repo access mentioned above).

Upcoming First Beta Release

Our first beta release with be 5.0-beta1 and will be available in the private repo as well as directly downloadable from your fontawesome.com account. It will include:

  • All web frameworks for using Font Awesome Pro — new SVG framework, rewritten webfont framework, and new SVG sprites.
  • Full documentation for using Font Awesome Pro.
  • All existing brand icons and as many sponsored brand icons as we can finish.
  • As many existing FA4 icons re-designed for Pro as we can finish.
  • This is still a beta, and there’s a chance we’d need to make breaking changes before releasing 5.0.0 proper.

Given the remaining work making all the icons, we’re expecting late July for the second beta release.

Mugs & Shirts

We sent out a large batch of replacement mugs (and a few shirts) recently. Soon, we won’t be able to address any issues folks have, so make sure to drop us an email at hello@fontawesome.com if you have an issue.

Support

If you need help with anything or have any questions at all, please contact us at hello@fontawesome.com. It's the best place to get in touch!

336 New Icons & Updated Release Date
about 1 year ago – Sat, May 13, 2017 at 12:20:48 AM

Hey again lovely Kickstarter Backers! We've been hard at work cranking away on icons and everything else in between. We wanted to update you on a few things.

Release Date

Sometime near the end of May, we'll be releasing the first Font Awesome 5 alpha. This will ONLY be available to our backers and we'll keep you posted on how to get your hands on it when the time comes.

Alpha release includes:

  • Alpha SVG framework. You'll be able to use Font Awesome icons exactly the same way you do now, but it'll be all schmancy SVG.
  • Traditional Font Awesome font files and CSS framework.
  • Full documentation to start using FA5.
  • As many icons as we can possibly get done between now and then.

Early this month, we came to grips with the fact that Font Awesome 5 won't be completely finished in time for the May date we committed to in the Kickstarter. In spite of working as hard as we've been able, the reality of the overwhelmingly popular Kickstarter has come to bear. We've spent a considerable amount of unplanned time on international shipping issues, broken and inconsistent quality mugs, logistics of so very many physical goods, and overall the tremendous size of this project.

We hate to do it, but this means we have to push the full release date out a month to the end of June. We're going to do everything we possibly can to have everything by then. We're really sorry about this and hate that it's necessary.

Mugs & Shirts

All mugs and shirts should have been shipped your direction. If you've not received it, make sure to contact us at hello@fontawesome.com so we can help out.

For folks that had issues with their mugs or shirts, we'll be doing another round of shipments a bit after the May 15th survey response cutoff. Hopefully we can get everyone sorted.

Speaking of which, if you had physical goods with your Kickstarter rewards, you must must must complete your BackerKit survey by May 15th. After that, we can't guarantee anything. We wish we could extend that forever, but we don't have the resources and it really slows down how quickly we can make frameworks and icons. :)

336 New Icons!

Support

If you need help with anything or have any questions at all, please contact us at hello@fontawesome.com. It's the best place to get in touch!

Repo Update & Swag Survey Cutoff
about 1 year ago – Wed, May 03, 2017 at 01:09:17 AM

Swag Survey Cutoff

BackerKit does a great job sending lots of emails to get you to complete your surveys. So if you ordered a shirt or mug, please please please fill it out! Otherwise, we have no idea where to send your swag. :)

Sadly, we aren't fulfillment shop. That means it's a lot of effort each time we send out physical goods. That's time that could be spent designing more icons. So we have to cut things off. This means that May 15 is the last day to respond to your BackerKit survey to receive shirts or mugs you've already paid for. Please answer your surveys! If you have not received or cannot find your survey, check out BackerKit help for Font Awesome Pro.

Repo Update!

  • 132 icons added for a total of 267 in the repo. Each icon now comes in all 3 styles. 
  • We've added HTML documentation for browsing all the icons and font files for testing things out. These are NOT designed for production, but feel free to play around. 
  • New YAML Files for Icon and Category definitions. Basically the spec for what these documents will look like, but they're not final or up to date at all. 
  • SVG framework has been prototyped and we're really excited about it. Expect something very preliminary in the next few weeks. 
  • Please add your feedback to the official discussion thread for this update (private repo access needed).
  • If that link above isn't working for you, complete your Font Awesome account registration. Then connect your GitHub account to get access to the private repo.

Support

If you need help with anything or have any questions at all, please contact us at hello@fontawesome.com. It's the best place to get in touch!

Icon Update, Mugs, & Sponsored Icons
about 1 year ago – Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 12:51:07 AM

New Icons Added to Repo

We've just added a fresh batch of icons to the Font-Awesome-Pro repo. It's the first look at the 3 styles -- solid, outline, and thin outlined, for a total of about 150 icons to take a look at. In font parlance, solid is the traditional Font Awesome style and will be mapped to a font weight of 900. Outline will be known as "Regular" with a weight of 400, and thin outlined will be known as "Light" with a weight of 300. We started with these icons across styles in order to set the visual tone for all of FA5. This gives us a great foundation to really start cranking on the rest of the icons.

To get access to these icons, you'll need to finish your Font Awesome account and connect your GitHub account. If you can't find the invite email, you can contact us at hello@fontawesome.com. We'll see if we can help.

Want to give feedback on the 4/18 update? Make sure to check out the official issue thread.

Mugs

Almost all mugs have been shipped at this point, with the exception of multiple mug orders. Those will ship out Friday. Some folks have had issues with their mugs, which we're working to fix. If you've received yours and are noticing issues we've identified in the past, drop us a note at hello@fontawesome.com and we'll see what we can do to help.

Sponsored Icon Categories, Logos, & Commissioned Icons

Over the next few days, we'll be sending out surveys and getting in touch with folks who sponsored icon categories, logos, and commissioned icons. We'll get going with next steps to get things added to Font Awesome 5.

Patience

We know many of you are super-excited about Font Awesome 5, which makes us super-excited as well. We're hard at work delivering, so we ask for patience in the meantime. We're here if you need any help with an order or your swag, but we'll have limited time around the repo issues until we get the first version out. We hope you all understand!

Support

If you need help with anything or have any questions at all, please contact us at hello@fontawesome.com. It's the best place to get in touch!