Two-dimensional work:

The generated plots depict approaches in digital font design and have shown the altered aesthetic of the alphabet since its digitalization. Computational type and graphics were achieved through the usage of code to program tools and eventually export the output as vectors. These vectors were partly combined with analogous techniques like plotting with a felt-pen. There are five different aspects that were explored: Graphic, Bezier, Contour, Stroke and Force.

Graphic: Digital fonts are Software that can be used to shape any digitally created forms. Here the text is part of a line-graphic that can be drawn within the application. The font is integrated by distracting or extending the lines while drawing. That way the shape of the font becomes entirely resolved but is visible through its effect on other data.

Bezier: A font file contains information in form of Bezier-points, their position and characteristics. Thus they describe curves that shape each letter. These points have certain orders, start- and end-points as well as control-points. And usually each letter is described by the least number of points with clear relationships to each other and are connected by single curves.
What I basically did to achieve the ‘Bezier Alphabets’ was to add points or ignore some, to change the order and kind of points and to draw multiple curves with varying controls to shape each letter.

Contour: As fonts are described by curves they are contours rather than planes. Even a straight line can be seen as a curve with its control and endpoints positioned one-dimensional. Following very simple rules, outlines can be repeated and scaled an broken up to look either very clear and planar or to hatch dynamic complex shapes within their outlines.

Stroke: The outlines of digital fonts can be interpreted by tools. There is one representative example given on how the stroke and its direction can be used for modular faces. The dynamics of a rotating line follow the stroke to achieve an amoeboid body of text.

Force: Programming code allows the simulation of physics so I used force as mouse control to shape and transform type consisting of particle-like line segments. The letter-shapes therefore depend on the dynamics and forces applied to them. Some look like smudged, some like extruded, some strong, some fragile - maybe akin to a digital ductus.