Posted on June 17, 2017 in
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During the periodic hard-drive cleaning, I've stumbled upon a tiny project dated back to 2007.
It is a python script (most probably a NodeBox script) that produces a generative typography artwork.
It's more an exploration than a real project but I'd like to keep in memory somewhere for posterity.
Here some samples:
and here the full script:
size(480, 680) background(1) myString="An 'error' is a deviation from accuracy or correctness. A 'mistake' is an error caused by a fault: the fault being misjudgment, carelessness, or forgetfulness. Now, say that I run a stop sign because I was in a hurry, and wasn't concentrating, and the police stop me, that is a mistake. If, however, I try to park in an area with conflicting signs, and I get a ticket because I was incorrect on my interpretation of what the signs meant, that would be an error." font("UniversLTStd-LightCn") push() fill(0) fontsize(10) align(RIGHT) text(myString, 275, 20, width=200) pop() align(JUSTIFY) font("UniversLTStd-ThinUltraCn") list = myString.split(" ") c=0 for i in list: c+=1 fill(0) #rect(0, random(5, 30), 480, 10) rotate(-.2+random(.4)) lineheight(random(5, 30)) fontsize(random(7, c/4)) text(myString, 0, 0, width=480)