Shape Up! book update

The online book Shape Up! has been updated with improved grid lines and embedded fonts. It is hosted here at

The content is unchanged, it just looks nicer to print and read. It is now around 12M in size.

(The update process involved using pdfseparate to split into pages, Inkscape to automatically convert each page to SVG, then a gawk script to search/replace for stroke width and fonts, then Inkscape again to convert back to PDF with embedded fonts, then pdftk to recombine.)


Hmm, time for me to have another stab at it! It’s been at least a year and I appreciate shape more now.


Awesome, @bd100, looks MUCH better now, THANKS!


This looks like exactly the sort of thing I need to improve my own ‘horrific’ lack of shape skills.

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