student fonts

Ryan Ogborn, a 2nd year design student at Seattle Central Community College, took to a shooting gallery to "design" an experimental font for a thesis project in his experimental typography class this quarter. He claims it is inspired by the font, Bernhardt Medium and Sarah Palin. He used each letter for target practice and recorded the "hits" and collected this data on a poster of all 26 letters. He also included one added glyph of a winking emoticon in his poster (which got zero hits). See a video of some of the action here. http://letterology.blogspot.com/2010/03/going-rogue.html

Sand Serif, an elaborate video created with sand on top of a light table in a darkened room, is the work of two multi-cultural and multi-talented 2nd year design students at Seattle Central Community College. Mykhaylo Sinenko, originally from the Ukraine and Priyanka Basu from India, edited over 7 hours of video and to create this beautifully choreographed work. It is a stunning piece and a marvel to watch. http://letterology.blogspot.com/2010/03/xtype-show-redux.html

The month of April marks the 2nd Annual Student xType Culture Show at Seattle Central Community College's Hunter Art Gallery. This show features the work of 48 students creating 26 letters of experiments in typography. See fonts which are illustrated, animated, baked, bleached, and even blighted with bullets. The rules of play were to construct an experimental display font of 26 letters out of any media (with the exception of flammable, toxic or xRated, but this edict was even ignored), and they were bound only by time, money, materials and their imagination.

The website www.26plus-zeichen.de offers students the posibility to examine, test, comment and present their fonts. Most of the fonts are for free. There are display fonts as well as fonts for text. Everybody who is interested in type design is invited to join the website.
The idea to the website begun at the German Fh Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Development by Jakob Runge, Max Kostopoulos and Georg Fischer [programming].

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