TypEtALk:Handwriting Fonts with Something to Say
TypeTalk: Handwriting Fonts with Something to Say combines type design and sociolinguistic theory to visually represent speech patterns based on the social and cultural environments surrounding an individual. Each handwriting font utilizes OpenType to replace different word combinations, grammatical elements, and vocabulary variations. Based on these variations, the fonts take on their own personalities and behaviors, creating a relationship between the formal elements of handwriting and the contextual variants of language.
An updated demo with OpenType support is in the works. However, you can try the fonts out for yourself: download TypeTalk fonts on Github! or read my MFA thesis abstract. Also, here are a few articles written about the project:
- TypeTalk web fonts now on WebINK(now defunct WebINK blog)
- Handwriting Fonts with Something to Say (Typographica)
- Amy Papaelias Handwrites Her Way Into Our Hearts (MediaBistro)
- What Smart Kids Do at Art School (Brandflakes for Breakfast)