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Cufón

Friday, June 11th, 2010

I recently discovered Cufón a text replacement service that swaps out your normal HTML characters and replaces them with whatever custom font you choose (providing the license permits it). It is essentially an alternative to using sIFR which uses flash to replace the characters but can be a pain to set up and often has big delays when pages load creating a rather nasty jumping effect. Cufón I have to say was amazingly simple to use, took only a few minutes to set up and works a treat.  I highly recommend it to anyone else frustrated with being limited to web-safe fonts but reluctant to use lots of images on their site.

Hackpact

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Series of sound and visual code experiments.  A team of coders posted an experiment every day in September last year, each post was tagged with ‘hackpact‘, here are the results from Gabor Papp.

This is the experiment posted for day 22.  Check out the rest on his site.


OpenProcessing

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I’ve been learning Processing on and off for a while now but were struggling to figure out what to create with it.  Then I discovered OpenProcessing a site that enables people to easily share their sketches and download others, which is helping me move away from tutorials and into something new.  What better way to share my experiments than to upload them back to OP.  The first of which is this little interactive sketch that draws randomly sized rectangles based on the position of the mouse.

Still from Random Rectangles

StonedTypist

Saturday, July 11th, 2009


YouTube

Great little experiment with sound and type by artist Martin Vognsen.

Processing Identities

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

I’ve recently been learning the Programming language Processing and the more I use it the more excited I am by it’s possibilities, it’s refreshing to work with a language specifically designed for people that think in a visual way.  However it’s easy to get bogged down in technical details and techniques and loose sight of what you can achieve with it, the exhibition section of the Processing website is a great place to see  examples of how it can be applied to real world projects.  This collection of works show how it could be used in a design brief.

mtv-idents

Motion idents for MTV Brazil, 2009, by Dimitre Lima.

nervo_01

Motion idents for Horror on Fox Japan by Barbarian Group and Nervo.

lovebytes

Lovebytes 2007 Generative Identity created by Universal Everything.