Created by Naoki Nishimura, Helvetica Face is a Livetype format font. This new Helvetica family font changes the “typeface” based on the posting of a new “face”. The site allows you to record your face within the font, adjusting the threshold resulting in a new glyph you can download.
While normal fonts which are governed by software rules on how to show the internal form (=data), Helvetica Face doesn’t have this internal information on the form. What is does have is external data given in the shape of a image of your face, and how to show that form is the only rule. For that reason, through the given data, the form continues to change without bounds.
Livetype is a new font format which takes a variety of data and can change the form of it in real time.
- SoBe ReSkin [Flash] SoBe ReSkin in an installation created for SXSW Interactive this year, utilising Flash to provide the public with an opportunity to "Virtually reskin yourself, then fool your friends". Few words from Dofl Y.H. Yun, Lead Developer on the project: This project has couple of special meaning to me. Fist of all, I moved to NYC to do interactive installation jobs and this is the first project here. FB proposed clients installation projects since I joined and finally Pepsi accepted our proposal. Secondly, I learned how our work with simple idea makes people happy and then they make me happy again while staying in Austin for 5 days of SXSW Interactive. You might understand what I mean after looking at photos I took. Here is a list of what Dofl did to add tattoos realism. - Matching the quality of tattoo to user photo. Because the kiosk used a built-in low quality camera and the condition of space wasn’t perfect to take best quality photos so the quality of tattoo was reduced to match quality of them dynamically. - Multiply Blend mode. It is basically used to overlap a tattoo to skin. - Tattoo Opacity. - Contour to skin. This part would be the most great part. The displacement map filter which is a Flash built in feature is mainly used to add skinning tattoo realism. The kiosk application reads pixel values, especially red channel this time, from user photos in runtime and performs a displacement effect on tattoos. By controlling amount of distortion, a tattoo can be not only overlapped as flat as a pancake but also mapped to skin based on user photos . - Redness Opacity and Thickness. - Transforming. This allows user to move, rotate, skew and scale a tattoo. Try the DEMO here. AGENCY: Firstborn / CLIENT: SoBe / Date: March 2010 / Lead Developer: Dofl Y.H. Yun Executive Producer : Crytinue Cho / Creative Director : Dave Snyder Dofl Y.H. Yun is a Senior Developer at Firstborn Multimedia, code artist and technical writer. More about Dofl can be found on his […]
- AS3 BitmapData Glitch Generator [Flash] This is an experiment by Justin Windle aka Soulwire created as a result of a project where Justin needed to find a way of simulating digital interference on an image / video stream. Instead of using the graphics API or Bitmap effects, Justin resorted to the real thing. The principle is incredibly simple. Corrupt / alter a byte (or several bytes) in the ByteArray of a JPEG and then load this back into a DisplayObject using Loader.loadBytes(). Because of the way in which JPEGs work, the image will still display but the corrupt bytes will mangle the output to varying degrees, depending on how many bytes have been corrupted. The result is an interesting glitch pattern, a bit like those which were accidentally created when my webcam drivers lost the plot. Read more.. An AIR app may be in the works, in the meantime you can download the source here. Justin is an artist, designer and creative technologist living and working in London. You can find out more by visiting his website or his blog for latest project updates. (via @zenbullets) See also Digital Decay [Reference, Theory] article on CAN by Richard Almond. [SWF]http://blog.soulwire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/glitchmap.swf, 640, […]
- TYPEFACE [Processing] Created by Mary Huang, TYPEFACE is a study of facial recognition and type design, creating a typeface that corresponds to each individual, like a typographic portrait. Somewhat similar to LAIKA project - interactive typeface, the challenge here were the limitations of geometric type system, being able to allow for a great amount of variation while maintaining a general level of quality in the letters. This was made especially harder by using lowercase letters. ...people really wanted to do was make funny faces at the camera so they could watch the type change. So, I decided to encourage that. I also wanted to draw a closer connection to handwriting, so I added the ability to type in the program, which creates sentences with accumulated variation in the letters. For more information visit rhymeandreasoncreative.com. For Mary's full portfolio, visit the website here. TYPEFACE was created using Processing. UPDATE 27.07.2010: App is now available for […]
- toneglue [WebApp, Flash] Created by onyro, toneglue is a musical mapping web application to visually display relationships, by similarity of music artists. Navigate endless networks of relating artists by first searching for a single artists and expanding relationships. The data is pulled from Amazon and LastFM so some artists will include additional information such as about and releases. Visit toneglue for more information. (via […]
- AV Clash [Flash, WebApp, Sound] AV Clash is a Web-based project by Video Jack (André Carrilho and Nuno Correia, with Gokce Taskan) evolved AVOL – AudioVisual OnLine (2007), which allows the creation of audiovisual compositions, consisting of combinations of sound and audio-reactive animation loops. AV (AudioVisual) Clash is composed of 4 audiovisual "objects", which enable playback and manipulation of four different loops of sound and audio-reactive visuals. Objects can be dragged and thrown, creating interactions (clashes) between them. The sounds in AV Clash are retrieved from Freesound.org, an online sound database. Users can change which 4 sound and animation loops are contained in each of the objects. Have a play at avclash.com (Thanks […]
- History of Video Games [Flash] Game history timeline designed, programmed and compiled for your viewing pleasure. An ongoing project using references from GameSpy, WIRED Magazine, Gamasutra, Mobygames, Old-Computers.com, Haroldito @ Flickr, Board game geek, Consollection, Wikipedia and others. Try it here (beta) Some background on the project Created by Mauricio Giraldo Arteaga, lecturer at the Design Department of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. The code of this timeline is written in ActionScript 3. (Thanks […]
- Word Clock [Mac, Windows] Word Clock is a free typographic screensaver for Mac OS X and Windows. It displays a fixed list of all numbers and words sufficient to express any possible date and time as a sentence. Word Clock displays time by highlighting appropriate words as each second passes. There are two display modes; Linear (my favoured) and Rotary referencing traditional analogue clocks. Yo can customise typeface, colours language, text type, case and more. The original Word Clock was written in Mac OS X native Cocoa language using the Apple Xcode. The current version is written inÂ Flash ActionScript 3 for the screensaver andÂ Flex for the configuration interface to be cross platform. This is published for Windows using the freeÂ Instant Storm and for Mac OS XÂ some custom open-source Cocoa code. Word Clock was created by Simon Heyes, a graphic designer and programmer living in London. He is also a Creative Director atÂ tonic. You can see usage on this Word Clock flickr group. Download:Â Word Clock Word Clock for Mac, PC, iPhone from Simon Heys on […]
- WhatTheFont [iPhone, WebApp] WhatTheFont is an iPhone application and a service provided by myfonts.com. New site, currently in beta has become, for me, first place to go and check out new fonts. WhatTheFont is a service that lets you submit an image of a font and they will find the closest match from their database. The iPhone app does exactly the same. If you come accross a font you would like to know what it is, snap a picture, load to their site and the app will ask you to associate some characters in the photo to letters. The app will browse WhatTheFont database and return a number of results of what that font might be. It has taken me couple of months to finally download the app. A must tool in your pocket for any graphic designer. WhatTheFont site is as useful. If you come accross a site that uses fonts you like, just pop a link to the WhatTheFont online webapp and the site will give you results. One more thing is worth mentioning, the app is free, making it even more the must download. See also The Typography Manual for the iPhone Platform: iPhone Version: 1.1 Cost: Free Developer: […]
Posted on: 02/03/2011
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