While I am not a typographer per se, I do like a good font. I also really like cool technology to do image analysis, so when a project comes along the merges both, I have to gush a bit.
This recently funded kickstarter project aims to take satellite imagery and find shapes that look like letters and create a font set from it:
Aerial Bold is the first map and typeface of the earth. The project is literally about “reading” the earth for letterforms, or alphabet shapes, “written” into the topology of buildings, roads, rivers, trees, and lakes. To do this, we will traverse the entire planet’s worth of satellite imagery and develop the tools and methods necessary to map these features hiding in plain sight.
On one of my recent internet wanderings, I came across a very awesome Beard Attractiveness Graph. It needed some design TLC and localising for a South African audience, so here is the do-over.
I believe Big Data Borat would approve.
The three6five boardroom has a fishbowl full of Lego and a white marble table. Since not ALL meetings are that productive, sometimes a person’s mind can wander on to other things. This I felt was a particularly inspiring result.