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Python design project

Dear community,

I dont really know if this is the right way to do, otherwise my
excuses for that.

I'm a Dutch student, and graduating this year on my graphic design
study. For my graduating study, I want to do some Python work and i'm
lokking for a partner wich can help/ cooperate me in programming
python.

The project
In short: The project subject is type, and i want to create a self
generating type.

I hope there are some interests, otherwist, thank you all..

Bye.. Rick

Feb 1 '07 #1
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so*******@hotmail.com wrote:
...
I'm a Dutch student, and graduating this year on my graphic design
study. For my graduating study, I want to do some Python work and i'm
lokking for a partner wich can help/ cooperate me in programming
python.

The project
In short: The project subject is type, and i want to create a self
generating type.
At the risk of asking a stupid question, what do you mean by a self
generating type? (Indeed, what do you mean by "type" here?)

Given the phrases "python" and "graphic design" in the same post I can think
of at least two definitions of "type" that are relevant, and not sure how
you'd view either as self-generating :-)

Curiously,
Michael.

Feb 2 '07 #2
I think I need to explain the things better I think, so I do;

First answering the questions above; I think i have to explain the
project more.

With type I mean; typography/fonts/characters.. For my final exam I
created the idea to treath fonts as a living organisms.
There for I want to create with the help of somebody, a little program
were i can import vector based fonts, and when they are imported they
"turn alive"
By turn alive I mean; they move random over the work area, opacity
changing, changing of size/color, merge together ans some more things,
little fonts changing.

Because my python skills are zero, I'm looking for a partner which can
help me. I'm working On mac, but windows is not a problem.

Feb 5 '07 #3
On Feb 5, 4:09 am, solric...@hotmail.com wrote:
I think I need to explain the things better I think, so I do;

First answering the questions above; I think i have to explain the
project more.

With type I mean; typography/fonts/characters.. For my final exam I
created the idea to treath fonts as a living organisms.
There for I want to create with the help of somebody, a little program
were i can import vector based fonts, and when they are imported they
"turn alive"
By turn alive I mean; they move random over the work area, opacity
changing, changing of size/color, merge together ans some more things,
little fonts changing.

Because my python skills are zero, I'm looking for a partner which can
help me. I'm working On mac, but windows is not a problem.
Hi Solrick,

This sounds like some interesting stuff. I'd love to discuss it some
more with you and maybe work with you on it.

Some things to think about:

1. Rules for Font interactions. What happens when fonts 'hit' each
other, or 'live' long enough to reproduce andmutate maybe?
2. What parts of the fonts can change. height, width, scale,
kerning, serifs, color, transparency, etc
3. Python may not be the best environment for this application.
Flash might be alot faster to get something going in as its designed
for animating vectors and has a solid programming language behind it
to write in your rules logic.

Best,
Josh

Feb 6 '07 #4
Hi Josh,

Thank you for replying my message,
sorry for the late reply, i was ill for two days..

I thought about the things you said, and think that it would be
interesting, if fonts hit eachother the fonts would be merging. stuck
together. so in a kind of way you create 'a new font' . I think the
mutate part works also in that, by mutating, you can also create a new
form "family'. But I think that the fonts must not unrecognizable
mutate. the reproducing thing would be nice, so you also get the
'families' like family of a, family of b... and so on...
I think that the family must remain at each other presence, stuck
together, and when a touches b you get a new form and family.

2 think that all the things could transform, except for the serifs,
kerning.

3 does flash work with vector? flash is pixel based isn't?

what doe you think about the project, i'm verry interesting in more
things oppinions. do you think that the designer creates the final
work here, because of the programming or do you think that the fonts
of the computer does it?

Best,

Rick

Feb 8 '07 #5

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