Joel Sans – Variable font & music

Joel Sans has been developed by Enrique Otero Velasco as part of the Experimental Typography class that I lecture at Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid during the first term of the 2020/2021 academic year. Several of the students have focused their typographic project on the interaction between music and fonts. Specifically, Enrique’s aim was […]

Processing Community Day 2021 Porto – Sensor Variable Font Workshop

On 8 February 2021 we held a one-day beginner-level workshop on interactive typography in semantic interfaces controlled by physical computing as part of the Processing Community Day 2021 @ Porto organized by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. The goal of this workshop was to introduce participants to improve the user […]

Installation tutorial

The following apps are needed to create an interactive prototype that relates variable fonts to Arduino sensors in a web environment. For Mac and Windows users: Visit https://code.visualstudio.com/download download and install your Os version. Visit https://www.arduino.cc/en/software download and install your Os version. Visit https://nodejs.org/es/download/ download and install your Os version. During Windows installation the app […]

Sensor Variable Font publication

Recently, a chapter on the Sensor Variable Font project was published in the book Perspectives on Design and Digital Communication: Research, innovations and best practices published by Springer. You can access it in https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-49647-0_5. Abstract Cities are rapidly developing into so-called Smart Cities, where the Internet of Things (IoT) and the hyper connectivity of citizens […]

Variable font reacts to music

Within the framework of the subject Tipogafría y edición experimental that I lecture at the Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid, one of the students has developed the project named Typotone. Taking into account that Typography is undoubtedly the most specific component of Graphic Design, the subject is oriented to develop a typographic project focus […]

Sensor Variable Font Workshop – Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid

In the framework of the subject “Tipografía Experimental” lectured at Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid, I developed with my colleague Lourdes Marco a workshop to introduce to the students the possibilities of building semantic graphic interfaces through variable fonts and data collected by sensors. Moreover, we conducted a validation of the model in order […]

Sensor Variable Font Workshop – Politécnico do Porto

In the framework of an Erasmus Mobility Agreement with the Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design (ESMAD) of the Politécnico do Porto, I carried out with my colleague Lourdes Marco a workshop with students of the School of Design. The purpose was to introduce them the possibilities of building semantic graphic interfaces through variable […]

Significant Function – random expression

In order to show different possibilities of the Significant Function, I prototyped a more joyful application of the model. In this case the scenario is a shop with a variable identity. Each time a customer is detected by presence sensor the logotype will variate. For this purpose I designed a specific variable font with Glyphs […]

DIGICOM Conference

On the occasion of the third edition of DIGICOM, an International Conference on Design and Digital Communication, organized by the Design School of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, I presented along my college Lourdes Marco a paper to introduce the definition of the model Sensor Variable Font to the design community. The conference […]