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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advanced model cases

The model has been created with a broad level of abstraction and sufficient flexibility to allow it to be applied in multiple interactive projects. The options are infinite and it is up to the designers to apply an adequate logic to their purposes. On the following figures I show more variations of the model using […]