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A New Typography App That Lets You Draw Poems With Letters
By Syafiqah Omar, 27 Feb 2012
Canada-based artist, designer and researcher Travis Kirton has come up with a prototype of two interactive text-based applications that allows the user to essentially draw with type.
Called ‘TypeIs’, it makes use of nonlinear and gestural typesetting to enable users to express text and poems visually by “drawing” poems using words and letters as ink.
This fun and cool app can import large blocks of text as well as images that can be later traced.
The user can also experiment with font, size and color, as well as the angling of the pen to achieve different effects.
Kirton is currently trying to raise funds of almost $23, 000 through Sokap to build a commercially viable and tested verson of TypeIs.
If successful, both a mobile app and a desktop version will be developed.
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