Reetta Nykänen firstname.lastname@example.org
Constructed this noise, random shapes, and then picking out the letters.
These are the dots on top of ä. Influenced on topographic stuff.
Intelligence could be feelings or whatever.
The same letter every time. In the presentation, there could be some noise before the letter, and then afterwards the letters show through.
REACTIONS Lucas: Intuition is a very female thing. Other kind of intelligence. Intuiton is an immediate reaction without reasoning.
All shapes evolve from the same noise pattern. Noise that eventually create a letter, noise becomes letter, letter becomes noise.
Create infinite amount of letters.
You can have different kinds. Evolution/electronic of this.
If you choose a "K", it will be a K. A different K every time, but a K anyway.
The big thing about graphic design is trying to visualize those abstract ideas.
Can't design a font without seeing the letters that everybody knows.
"Sounds like science fiction to me"
Lucas: I'm always holding people back, even when you have to finish before friday. The reason is that the idea should be there before the form is fixed. I thought it was about intuition: at that point, a lot of questions arise: would an intuitive font contain numbers? How would it be composed? How would it work? Intuition, as a word, is a great concept to try to visualize. There are so many questions that still have to be answered.
The assignment is more than just "creating a font". The theme is intelligence, and that's part of the assignment.
You want to make a font, and that stops you from doing anything else.
Intuition is very intelligence. Intuition is a good reaction: without logical reasoning, you do the right thing. Any subject requires a deep understanding of what you are thinking about.
If somebody comes up with one letter, only one letter, but that is perfectly showing the idea, then the credits will be enormous.
Maikki: What is the difference between intuition and randomness? That is the question you have to answer in the end. Intuition is not the same as randomness; however, this looks random.
Tom: Did you draw them blind? They wouldn't be readable anymore, but intuition doesn't care about that.
Dennis: It is intuitively made or intuitively understood? If it is intuitively made by a computer then it has no form that we could understand. Or it's just a form and everyone could see a letter from it.
I created it intuitively, then the thing is over.
Li Li: Seem unstable, could fly away any minute.
Tom: Takate maluma. You have two words: takate maluma. If you ask someone to visualise "takate" versus "maluma". All of your letters have roundness and sharpness. For example, the shape of the "B" has sharp and curved forms, but the sound doesn't. There is no other reason for the form "B" to have sharp curves inside of it other than it exists.
Still the same design, with minor corrections. Still struggling with lots of technical problems.
Reetta is not here on Friday, so she presented her font today.
The font is the result of the thinking that i've done. Central in the work is that there is a basic, intuitive form that all the letters came out of. The letters themselves have a certain kind of randomness.
The way I presented it, on the A3 page, is a transliteration of a hindi or sanskrit mantra used in yoga.
Next week's presentation
The presentation will certainly have sound. There are two different principles for spawning a letter: * The letter starts as a dot, starts to live, and then there is a letter. * The dot (or line) is going for a walk.
I'd like to make sequences of letters with music, that will be interactive. This means I will have an animation for all the letters, that appear depending on how long you press the letter.
Inside of each letter and number, there will be a picture, and then the letter starts reshaping.