Typographic Selfie

Year of production: 2018
p5.js, clmtrackr.js

I am interested in typography selfie. There are many ways of composing portraits, from drawing using the ANSI code to the portrait consisting of the personal domain of interest.

So what is a portrait? It is the most basic image that represents an individual. If so, what constitutes a face? It is probably eyes, nose, mouth, and its location and shape. Each body part has its own name and is named with its identity. I translated each body part into words through a face tracking library. Also in the case of version2, it is pattern drawing through typographic selfie.  


Typographic Selfie Posters


In terms of my exploration, 50 manga chairs by Nendo has inspired my second iteration. This installation of 50 manga chairs is the result of adopting the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design. Manga consists of a series of frames on a single sheet of paper that creates a sequence. Similarly, 50 standard chairs are lined up in a grid, each one conjures up a sense of story, and each with a design element from a manga. (http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/50-manga-chairs/)


Likewise, with this simple typographic self-portrait, giving depth and rotation makes a generative figure which still contains personal identity.


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