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This article was published on October 14, 2012


    Typode: An interactive, experimental font that’s built with simple coordinates

    Typode: An interactive, experimental font that’s built with simple coordinates Image by: Mark Yuill
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    Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

    Surfaced by Creative Applications, Typode is an incredible experiment in typography which merges letterforms with interactivity.

    Creator Santiago Ortiz explains that Typode is a “simple font described with coordinates so it can be freely reshaped, distorted, or mapped. [He] created it to be used in certain information visualization contexts, in which text needs to adapt to specific shapes.”

    The type design itself is basic, very rigid and geometric, based only on straight lines, but this allows for the points of each glyph to be manipulated.

    Try this font out via the link below (click/move your mouse to transform the text), and then download the json file of the font coordinates and usage examples.

    ➤ Typode

    Image credit: Thinkstock