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Bikes + Fonts + 3D = Awesome

March 31st, 2009 by Noam Berg

I try not to re-post every cool little thing I see on type blogs, but this one seemed like a lot of people in DT would dig it. A quick summary: a fellow in Japan mounted  camera and GPS logger to his bike, and rode around his hometown tracing letters. The data gets uploaded and turned into a font. Each letter is not just the trace of his route, but includes elevation data for each point, making it 3D. The end result reminds me of Evan Roth’s Graffiti Analysis in some ways.

Posted in Art & Design, Off Topic, technology, Typography

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Noam Berg is a graduate Student in the Design and Technology MFA program at Parsons School for Design in New York City. He is also the (debatably) creative force behind Exfish Studio. Noam is obsessed with old vacuum tubes, type design, computers, guitars and comic books. Noam likes Thai sweet chili sauce, hats, suits & ties, Wacom tablets, Japanese green tea (with the toasted rice), nerdy science girls, many varieties of music, SLR cameras, AnarchoJudaism, lithography and pocket watches. Noam's not a big fan of cell phones, the cool kids, ugly and over-used fonts (you know who you are!) and talking about himself in the third person. Seriously, this is really weird. I'm gonna stop doing it now.