TYPEFACE is software that translates facial movements into generative type design.

The design of typefaces is founded upon principles from the days of metal type, when creating individual fonts was a laborious process and constrained by physical requirements. Most digital type design follows those same conventions, but technology gives us opportunities to make type design more spontaneous and personal.

TYPEFACE uses custom coded letters drawn from mathematically generated curves
controlled by distinct variables that determine such character-istics as x-height and slant. This design approach allows for a more natural, handwriting-like rendering. Not only does this contrast with the geometricqualities generative type experiments tend to take, but alsochallenges the conventions of typing versus writing. Since the type generation runs live, typing a note in the software accumulates a range of natural variation.