All posts tagged: font

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The Frankenfont [Processing]

The Frankenfont project by Fanthom (Ben Fry and co) is an edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. For each of the 5,483 unique words in the book, the team ran a search (using the Yahoo! Search API) that was filtered to just PDF files. They downloaded […]

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Prototyp-0 / Font Generator [Processing]

Created by Yannick Mathey (byte-foundry), prototyp-0 is an application designed for the drawing of typographical characters. Created using Processing, the application automates the process allowing you to manipulate a large number of character properties in realtime, reflecting on the results and applying it to others. Settings used on a single letter or letter sequence “type,” are instantly reflected on […]

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Dance Writer [iPhone, iPad]

Dance Writer is an iPhone/ iPad app by Typotheque that converts text into a choreographed sequence of poses based on the shapes of the letters. You can create your own choreography by typing a message and sharing it via email. Dance Writer premiered as an interactive installation at Experimenta Lisbon in 2009. Typotheque is a type foundry and design studio […]

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Helvetica Face [Flash]

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 […]

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mis.shap.en.ness [Processing]

mis.shap.en.ness are the latest experiments by Reza Ali who we have covered on CAN a number of times in the past. The images below were created with a processing utilizing springs and particles. The program allows you to enter a string, then that string’s type is traced out, rendering its outline. Using the outlines consisting […]

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Triangle Draw [iPad]

Created by Simon Strandgaard, Triangle Draw allows you to draw logos/patterns/typography using only triangles. Within the app you can keep track of all your drawings, export to photo album or by email. Other tools include ability to mirror, offset, flip axis, invert colours, randomise and more. Platform: iPad Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 Developer: opcoders See also Graphic […]

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Outrace [Events]

The London Design Festival has commissioned Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram to design this year’s Trafalgar Square installation. From September 16 to 23, their project entitled OUTRACE, will empower the general public to take control of eight industrial robots on loan from Audi’s production line. Both visitors to the square, as well as a global […]

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BalletFont [openFrameworks]

Somewhat inspired by the IQ Font, BalletFont is a project to create a typeface “Ligne” from dancer’s movements in space. Three versions of software called “Chireo” (chirography + choreography) were developed using openFrameworks. “capture” did the initial motion and video capture. “augment” let the team clean up the data and export the font and rendered videos. […]

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Craig Ward [Profile, Events]

We had a pleasure of hearing Craig speak at the recent OFFF conference and thought we’d outline his talk including influences, development and general typography interests he has evolved over the last few years. Interestingly, we do not have many typography projects on CAN and considering the Craig’s procedural working we thought it might appeal […]