Computational Approaches to Typography
This course considers aspects of the materiality of typography and type design in the context of electronic media. Students will gain an understanding of how letterforms, typefaces and the layout of text have been represented as data throughout the history of electronic media, and experiment with different ways to author, manipulate and misuse that data through computation. Our eclectic and opinionated historical cross-section of topics includes (but is not limited to): typewriter art, minimalist and asemic poetry, 8-bit home computer text modes, interactive/kinetic text, parametric and generative fonts, and emoji.
Computational Approaches to Typography12 Dec 2018
Computational Approaches to Typography04 Dec 2018
This week’s assignment was to make an interactive text. I was thinking about one of my favorite graphic designers, Stefan Sagmeister’s work and wanted to incorporate text with the body.
Computational Approaches to Typography27 Nov 2018
Computational Approaches to Typography14 Nov 2018
Computational Approaches to Typography05 Nov 2018
This week’s assignment was to create a work based on asemic writing. During the lecture I was particularly inspired by Vera Molnar’s work. Both the story of Lettres de ma mère (Molnar ‘87) and the aesthetic compelled me to create a work that responded to Molnar.
Computational Approaches to Typography28 Oct 2018
This week’s discussion in class was very interesting as Allison discussed text and how it is displayed in a binary environment. We considered how text is displayed while under binary conditions. An interesting moment that was proposed was when we looked at a piece of interactive text that introduced randomness. When asked if it was still considered text, I considered it no, giving the reply that text should be static. Looking back, I think static...