Type Designer Mark Frömberg shares how important self-made program tools are to his type design practice. Together with TypeThursday founder Thomas Jockin, Mark goes into how you can start to integrate coding into how you make fonts, a brief discussion on Higher Order Interpolation (HOI) and finally do you need to know programing to make variable fonts.
But apparently google auto clones out thumbs in their digitization of books. But Whitney Trettien (who’s profile notes she gesticulates wildly about old books) started a number of twitter threads about the bizarre phenomenon.
“I have always been interested in the topic of synesthesia and I wanted to explore typography together with sound” Zheng told Typeroom of her LOOK/HEAR project which explores the relationship between scenes and soundscapes, looking and hearing. “A system of aural and visual signals generates shifting typographic forms and triggers associations about people and environment”.
Meet Bello Write! A font with real animated calligraphic brush strokes, infinite high resolution, no stop motion frames, just pure perfectly controlled curved High Order Interpolation. And still a font, not a movie. And for those of you super keen to geek out - learn more about the basic principles of more advanced interpolation in variable fonts, explained without the complicated math.
We may be entering a typographic revolution. Variable font technology, which enables a single font file to behave like multiple fonts, is a hot topic not just among type nerds. This interview is an excellent intro what all the fuss is about with variable fonts…