Generative

EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY

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GeneTypos
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Typograms
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Explored Algorithms
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Lines of Code

Genetypo

A gene-typo [ generative typography ] is a collection of typograms (characters, letters, numbers, symbols, punctuation marks and so on) which have the same, distinct generative design.

Formerly, the image illustrated the text (made it clearer);
today, the text loads the image, burdening it with a culture, a moral, an imagination.

Roland BarthesThe Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.

Typography is the use of type to advocate, communicate, celebrate, educate, elaborate, illuminate, and disseminate. Along the way, the words and pages become art.

James FeliciThe Complete Manual of Typography

Typeface development is the most artistic science and the most scientific art there is.

David MarshallDalton Maag

Project

GeneTypo

Project

GeneTypo is a typographical work-in process project by creative coder Toni Mitjanit. It consists of the arrangement, style and appearance of typefaces through different generative techniques, based on computational creativity and using creative coding. The main aim of the project is to explore different generative techniques and procedural approaches in order to produce generative, experimental, transitional, and virtual typographies.

GeneTypo project’s approach is to conceive and create each letter as if it were an emergent artwork piece. The fundamental design principles, like the balance, proportion, perspective, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, rhythm, variety, harmony, and unity take an important role into the conceptual design and implementation of every generative typeface.

Features

GeneTypo

Parametrized

Parametrized typography refers to the fact that some external values, options or typeface properties can be set or updated at any time of generative process.

Transitional

Changes in the type size, weight, orientation and position over time can be used in order to enhance the expressiveness of typographic messages.

Data-driven

Data-driven typography is about involving data (text, audio, image, video) from different sources (files, web, social networks) in different parts of the creative process.

Virtual

Virtual typography is about producing sensible solutions for conveying text messages gradually and effectively within media environments. Virtual typography is time- and rhythm-bound.

Generative

Generative typography refers to any typography that in whole or in part has been created with the use of a self-governed or an autonomous system.

Interactive

Interactive typography is about designing realtime typographies through the user interaction on an reactive system using any device such as mouse, keyboard, micro or webcamera.

GeneTypo approach is to conceive and create each letter as if it were an emergent artwork piece.

Outputs

GeneTypo

Font Files

Collection of font files (otf & ttf) created from some of these generative typos.

Posters

Collection of posters, banners or flyers using these generative typos.

Videos

Videos using these generative typos in their titles, credits, or text animations.

Interactions

Some experimental and interactive code sketches to play with genetypos.

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