TYPEFACE – face synced type

11 May 2011, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Designer Mary Huang explores future stuff between code and form on a really creative level:

Have a look on her amazing project TYPEFACE – an approach on emotionally generated typefaces via faceexpressions.

“The design of typefaces is founded upon principles from the days of metal type, when creating individual fonts was a laborious process and constrained by physical requirements. Most digital type design follows those same conventions, but technology gives us opportunities to make type design more spontaneous and personal.

TYPEFACE uses custom coded letters drawn from mathematically generated curves controlled by distinct variables that determine such character- istics as x-height and slant. This design approach allows for a more natural, handwriting- like rendering. “

It’s based on openframeworks and easy to install…(even if it varies a lot depending on your light.) This is how it works.

TYPEFACE alpha from Mary Huang.

Now try yourself! It’s a lot of fun….as you can see here:

There is also an interactive writer which is generating a personal typeface as the message you type in while expressing your Face.. really complex thing, not so easy to handle both at the same time  —- not even to explain… anyways amazing idea!

Mary has a bunch of other really coool projects running, where she is exploring light as material on transformative fashion,

Big Up Mary, we really wanna see you here in Berlin! Keep up the inspiring work.