TypEtALk:Handwriting Fonts with Something to Say

The project 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.

The original 2005 site was built in Flash. A demo with OpenType support is in the works. Stay tuned. For now, here are a few articles written about the project: