Typo-graph is an experimental way to visualise data using typography as the building blocks of the image.

Typographers strive to achieve a uniform column contrast, i.e. a balanced legible text layout. This is sometimes referred to as column ‘greyness’, a term that dates back to the early days of printing, when letters were usually printed in black and dense column of text when viewed from a distance gave the impression of a more or less uniform plane of grey. Modern digital typefaces come in a variety of different weights, offering a wide range of ‘shades of grey’. Hence the idea to use this potential in data visualisation. The intensity of the flow of certain phenomena in time is shown by a computer programmed weight variation of the typeface used for typesetting. The resulting image can be read from a distance as the visualisation of the intensity of the phenomenon at hand, which, in close-up, doubles as its conventional textual description.

More info at www.typo-graph.com

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Posted Apr 21, 2014
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Tags air pollution
Tools Adobe Illustrator, Processing
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