LAIKA – Dynamic Font

5 May

 LAIKA - Dynamic Font

 LAIKA - Dynamic Font

LAIKA is an Ikea-sounding, interactive art project that attempts to create a font that reacts to it’s surroundings. LAIKA can seamlessly use the whole spectrum of its cuts. A font that is able to move between its extremes in real time. An interactive font that is able to respond to its surroundings. A font that questions deadlocked dogmas and throws up completely new design questions, and thus has the potential to revolutionize the understanding of digital typography.

LAIKA from Michael Flückiger on Vimeo.

From the site:
LAIKA requires a whole new, dynamic understanding of typography. Why should a typeface be rigidly set, if it is not going to be printed? In a dynamic medium, why shouldn’t the form and the character of the typeface be understood dynamically as well? Why shouldn’t its forms change, transform, and respond to circumstances?

Obviously this isn’t of much practical use, but it is an interesting concept – that type and information can be aware of its context and adjust itself accordingly. Pretty neat. Check out the full site here:

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