Upper Case & Lower Space
Upper Case & Lower Space

A Parametric Type Exhibition
at Letters Are My Friends Showroom
Berlin, Germany
May 2012

Frida Fraktur's 26 Steps is an experiment in creating letterforms out of the most basic components of typography; the line and the curve. Using a default setting of 26 steps with the blend tool, recognisable letterforms appear. The variations create at times elegant forms, and at other times awkward, yet legible characters. Based on the same principle of repeating a singular unit 26 times, the experiment will be taken from the digital world of vector graphics, to the analog world of materials and objects.

Based on the idea that the most interesting part of an animation is always the transition from a to b, Ingo Italic developed a generative typography using the toolkit vvvv. This dynamic framework transforms three-dimensional linear structures into all the letters of the alphabet, fluidly morphing from one to another.

Bärbel Bold is looking for the proof of case of „Buchstabengewitter“, and shows in a bunch of test series called „weather-proof“ the flexibility and applicability in experimental type in motion cases.

Mino Light’s „Cocoon“ approaches an experimental demonstration made in Nodebox. Lines start to grow randomly, filling the body of a font. At first, only inside the path, and step by step, they end up wrapping the letters like a cocoon in which new types and combinations come to life. With only a few lines of code it is possible to create almost infinite interactions between graphic elements and type. The video created for the event will illustrate one of these unlimited combination.


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