Sound Meets Type

by Håkon Meyer Stensholt

Institution: Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
Year: 2014
Keywords: sound; music; typography; type; programming; generative design; javascript; graphic design; letterforms; form giver; technology; customize; software; data; Humanities; Arts; Design; Humaniora; Konst; Design; Fine Art; konstnärligt arbete; Storytelling (Grafisk design & Illustration, Master); Storytelling (Graphic Design & Illustration, Master)
Record ID: 1363819
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-4761


How can you create new letterforms using sound as input? In Sound meets Type, have I studied the form generating qualities of sound as input for a new typography. Through history the technological development has provoked new approaches to type design, which in turn has evolved letterforms. By using generative systems to search for letterforms in a contemporary and technological context, I have created a customized software that uses the data inherent in sound as a form generator for possible new letterforms. The software is developed by using a language called Javascript.  The thesis consist of a written part and a creative part. The creative part is documented within this thesis.