Elina Vilpakka email@example.com
Intelligence is more about emotional intelligence.
Social skills, chemistry between different kinds of people. The person who am I sending my message to is misunderstanding me because he doesn't see me. Would be nice to make a font that can also express my feeling.
Making things shorter. Could I shorten the alphabet?
Lucas: reduce number of characters to a minimum (7). By mirroring/turning you could write text.
Frederik: doesn't work the way on letters.
Lucas: The way somebody says it is a different kind of understanding. You add a layer as "the way you write it".
It seems I have lost all my ideas. I have to take my paper, and start sketching. My computer crashed as well.
Lucas' reply: this is the point to take a step forward - the problem doesn't go away by itself, even if you switch ideas you will encounter other similar problems - YOU have to come up with your solution, with which you are happy.
Still stuck in the basic idea. I am struggling with both the technical and conceptual side of things.
The basic idea seems to be good: attaching emotional values to letters by giving letters a "costume" so they look like what they are saying. But how do you put a costume on every letter from every typeface, like a layer you can put on top of everything?
The short answer is: you can't. But you can fake it, pretend it works for some letters from one font, and then, with more time and effort, you could build an entire characterset or even a system that can handle this layering task.
(In Teerenpeli Elina and Frederik talked some more about this): These changes to the letters could be very minimal. It would be very nice to have these tiny little fluctuations in the letters influence your subconscious understanding of what the text is trying to say, and in fact, that might be what typography is all about. But it isn't easy.
Yesterday, I made three different fonts.
The changes to the letterforms are not so tiny anymore as I had originally planned them.
The fonts are: - One aggressive font. (I like it the most) - One fun or happy letter - One with some secret, fragility
However, they are not fixed fonts. The changes could be applied to any character. The basic principle is that you always add something or take something away.
The presentation could be some kind of game between the letters.
(Elina couldn't make it to the second week)