computerized calligraphy

Caligraft is an online exhibition of computerized calligraphy. Or something like that—the explanation is denser than I can cope with when I’m sleepy. I just like the results. This site is by Ricard Marxer Piñón. He says:

Calligraphy is the art of decorative handwriting. From a formal point of view we are talking about decorative ways of representing the ideas of glyphs that we have in our mind. This same idea can be translated to the domain of computation, the result is what I call computational calligraphies.

This shouldn’t be understood as trying to imitate human calligraphies using a computer. It means to use computation to create new representations of fonts, which can be considered as the digital representations of the ideas of glyphs.

I’m looking forward to exploring this more. Meanwhile, here is one of his creations, sketching 02 (click to enlarge).

sketch 02 by Ricard Marxer Piñón

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