The program Typeface uses a camera which translates facial dimensions into generative type design.

“In TYPEFACE, letters are constructed from mathematically generated curves controlled by distinct variables that determine such parameters as x-height, slant, bowl curvature, and pen stroke. This design approach allows for a more natural, handwriting-like rendering. Not only does this contrast with the geometric qualities generative type experiments tend to take, but also challenges the conventions of typing versus writing. Since the type generation runs live, typing a note in the software accumulates a range of natural variation.

TYPEFACE was built in Processing using the OPENCV library for face recognition and blob detection. Individual typefaces can be saved and exported by pdf.

This is a project by Mary Huang. It was initiated during the Computational Design course at CIID.”


This typography project was about choosing a typeface and building a system through it.  I chose Adobe Caslon Pro(You know what they say; When in doubt, use Caslon). We were suppose to use open type features, make changes on color or size to make the overall design dynamic but not boring. But we had to avoid overload as well.

Here is the booklet I designed for the subject of key events in the history of computing. Originally derived from the subject of a course I had taken in the Spring term of 2007-2008, Murat Germen‘s VA 210, introduction to multimedia. Here are some of the sample pages from the booklet (click on them to view larger) and you could download the whole PDF from here. Link to my personal blog is here

The project includes;

  • Research on typefaces that comprises large OpenType options.
  • Designing a multipage type specimen book with utilizing OpenType features and continuous typesetting.

I chose DreamWorks Animation Studio’s Annual Report to redesign and here are some pages from the final draft.