Gysin-Vanetti (Andreas Gysin & Sidi Vanetti) are an artist duo exploring images and patterns using the type geometries of multipurpose displays. What characterises the projects shown here is that their intention is to not modify the layout (or visual organisation) of the chosen hardware – they work with what the existing has to offer. Within these hard constraints they search for infinite visual permutation. Using only type and digit, Gysin-Vanetti build images, animations and generate patterns.
Registration for A-B-Z-TXT, the ‘school for 21st century typography’ we are collaborating to present in Toronto this August is now open. Join us for four days of masterclasses (with LUSTlab and N O R M A L S), workshops, and incisive lectures and discussion!
Created by Nicolas Nahornyj at ECAL, Lazy Pen is an attempt to combine the practical side of computer-based word processing with the emotional aspect of one’s handwriting. The tool allows the user to distort the typeface as they write, using the moving palettes placed beneath their palms.
He Liked Thick Word Soup is the latest experiment in the Chronotext series, a growing collection of software experiments exploring the relation between text, space and time.
This project is a book that highlights the furious rhythms of the jazz era, produced by generative design where authentic music scores arranged for ‘big band’ were translated in the text composition of carefully selected typefaces by notes parameters.
Created by Lucien Langton at ECAL, FireWriter is a graphic butane/propane torch printer built with Processing & Arduino. The hardware consists of a hacked inkjet printer controlled with an Arduino Uno, a Dremel torch loaded with a butane/propane mix that burns up to a temperature of 1200C, and an added calibration module built with an optical sensor.
A bachelor thesis project of Michael FlÃ¼ckiger and Nicholas Kunz,Â Laika is a dynamic typeface created using Processing. Via a custom designed control panel, user can adjust kerning, italics, size and other properties of a typeface. The final project installation included a type which was responsive to passers-by. Try it online here (via blitblit) LAIKA on […]
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 […]