Couple of months ago Büro Destruct got a call from ‘edding’ – famous for their permanent markers - and they wanted BD to design a font for them based on the edding 850, their boldest marker. For those that have used the marker know the limitations and also the freedom and scale that comes with using one. The team started scribbling and doodling straight away with countless sheets and letters they abandoned the idea of doing a script they’ve preferred the idea of each letter becoming a logo by itself.
The font evolved from two simple principles, the thick and the thin stroke, the basics of the marker depending on which way you draw, up/down. Ultimately these two stroke weights create a modular system which can be combined to produce most letters. Besides the font, the team also built a web app which is an endless whiteboard following the principle of edding marker – what has been written, can’t be erased.
The Type-for-type web application created in HTML5 allows you contribute something to the collaborative realtime text-editor. Once you’re done, the «edding 850» opentype font is available for download. It comes together with a PDF-magazine that features the most liked designs from the project gallery, basically the blog side of the site, where everybody can upload anything using the font.
- FontStruct [WebApp] FontStructÂ lets you quickly and easily create fonts out of geometrical shapes, arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricksÂ using the â€˜FontStructorâ€™ font editor. FontStructÂ can also generate TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application. You can keep your creations to yourself, or you can share your "FontStructions" inÂ theÂ GalleryÂ of fonts made by otherÂ FontStructÂ users and download them or even copy them and make your own variations. In addition, you can also use theÂ FontStructÂ widget to show your FontStructions on your own website or blog. With over 1000 fonts to choose from, and more variations by yourself,Â FontStruct isÂ trulyÂ a very useful repository for your future projects.Â Platform: WebApp Cost: FREE Developer:Â FSI FontShop International FontStruct [xrr […]
- 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 […]
- What if letters could move? – Animate letters using code with Anitype Anitype speaks in code and provides a letter and a sandboxed environment for anyone to tinker and animate characters from the roman […]
- Neuronal Synchrony – WebApp as visual performance Neuronal Synchrony is a local web application for performance created using node.js and two.js to dynamically generate animations in […]
- 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 all the glyphs: Low-to-break, capitals, small capitals, but also numbers and common punctuation. The built in database includes all the typographic features achievable for any desired font, including fonts similar to the historical styles. Markers can alert the user of the limits and within the established rules of proportion and typography. For more info and to follow development process, see diplome.canalblog.com + yannickmathey.com byte-foundry.com See also: TYPEFACE [Processing] - Type design by facial recognition // by ... + typography tag on […]
- Rutt-Etra-Izer [Scripts, WebApp] Created by Felix Turner Rutt-Etra-Izer is a WebGL emulation of the classic Rutt-Etra video synthesizer. The demo replicates the Z-displacement, scanned-line look of the original, but does not attempt to replicate it’s full feature set. The application allows you to drag and drop your own images, manipulate them and save the output. Images are generated by scanning the pixels of the input image from top to bottom, with scan-line separated by the ‘Line Separation’ amount. For each line generated, the z-position of the vertices is dependent on the brightness of the pixels. try it here: http://airtightinteractive.com/demos/js/ruttetra/ or download source. (To run the demo you need the latest version of Chrome or Firefox) Created with Three.js More images generated by this demo in this Flickr set. Felix also built an audio-reactive version with Processing (video below). Background: The Rutt-Etra video synthesizer was built by Steve Rutt and Bill Etra in 1972. It was one of the first devices to allow real-time manipulation of live video and helped instigate the video art movement of the 1970s. Unfortunately Steve Rutt recently passed away. His pioneering contributions to the field of video art will be always be […]
- Daytum [iPhone, WebApp] Created by Nicholas Feltron and Ryan Case, Daytum for iPhone is complementary application for Daytum web app to track your daily activities. iPhone app allows you to add, edit and view entries to help collect and communicate the most important stats in your world. Daytum was originally conceived by Ryan Case and Nicholas Felton as an elegant and intuitive tool for counting and communicating personal statistics, inspired by Nicholas Felton's "Annual Reports" which he has been making since 2005. The iPhone app adopts the beautiful and familiar cyan and grey palette offering all the features you'd expect for inputting and tracking data on the go. Within the app, the entries page features an entry field and a list of recent entries. Tapping an item name or entry amount will link to their detail views. By swiping across an entry, you can quickly choose to re-add that item and amount at the current time, or choose to edit or delete the entry. The main item and category views are scrollable lists. Tap the button at the top of the page to add a new item or category. Click on an item or category to visit its detailed view, or swipe to quickly reveal edit and delete options. Not only can you add data quickly but also the app allows you to visualise the same data in beautiful graphs. Selecting an item or category from the list view loads the graph view. Dragging the handles below the graph allows for the default 2 week range to be adjusted. Drag over the graph to see the entry total for a specific day. In addition there is favourites view, a place to keep frequently referenced graphs. Save an item or category here by pressing the star icon on a graph. When it's blue, the graph has been saved to your favourites. As it can be expected, Nicholas and Ryan have done a wonderful job with the app. Although utilising in a lot of instances standard UIKit elements, there are tweeks and quirky elements that give the app unique feel. Some may miss the minimal feel of the web app, myself included, but the iPhone app seem to make the best of the two worlds. UI is light, fast and functional. Tracking your data requires discipline and persistence. My only concern with tools such as this has always been that they required 100% commitment which Nicholas is known for (see video below). I would love to see features added to the web app which allows you to pull activities from other sources such as RSS or Flickr, something that Momento does. The actual how this data can be filtered may be related to keywords or hashtags but never the less it would be great way to collect, analyse and reflect upon your activities. For the time being, Daytum relies much on your persistance to be able to reach a point and enought data is collected. With the knowledge that API is on it's way we can rest assured that most of the things I just mentioned are on the way. iPhone app is just the first step in that direction, using oAuth and undocumented and currently private API. To summarise, Daytum is a fantastic way to collect and track important stats. iPhone app is a wonderfully made and designed iPhone app to complement Daytum service. Considering it's free, including the web service which is also free, limited to 1000 entries giving you enough reason to try it. Should you feel this is something you'd like to continue using, a tiny fee of $4 a month should be no deterrent whatsoever. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: Free Developer: Daytum See also your.flowingdata […]
Posted on: 02/04/2012
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