31 May 2011, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Dear Fans of well dressed alphabets, good shapes, perfect keyframes and fine codes, Letters Are My Friends have a new home. Enough renovating, now it’s time to say ‘Hello!’. On Wednesday 1st of June from 8pm we cordially invite you to visit us at Boppstrasse...


Modular type from Mia Rockel

22 May 2011, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Another fabulous thesis on modular type comes from Mia Rockel. 'No hidden Message' holds some great examples written in Processing and explains very well why file formats like Postscript limit the expression of typedesign by reducing letterforms to an outline shape. A really interesting read...


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...


Modular type from Joshua Koomen

03 May 2011, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Does real typographic craftsmanship today involve learning a programming language? When you look at the portfolio of Joshua Koomen it seems obvious. All his work shows the amazing potential that lies in generative & modular type. Wether it is a lasercutted photoframe for a festival...


Dancewriter vs. Letters Are My Friends

29 Apr 2011, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Typotheque from The Hague, Netherlands push the font theme into beautiful choreographed haptical aesthetics. Click the picture and see it yourself. Ingo and me were not half as flexible as these dancers. But you know we did this back in the days, when we had no...


Lasercutter / Peanutbutter

28 Apr 2011, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

The graduation project from swiss born Dafi Kühne is called 'Woodtype Now!'. He combined classic woodtype printing with lasercut technology to discover new design possibilities. His extensive research analyses new printing materials engraved by a laser. "Through the process of exploring the possibilities in regards to...