101 Words – 033

Further thoughts on typography and speech-melodies:

I came across a fascinating post on Just Another Foundry’s blog in which the concept of spatial frequencies is used as a tool for analyzing type. Filters are applied as a means of investigating which features of a typeface are communicated by high or low frequencies. Filtering out high frequencies, for example, results in something like a camera blur – but reveals aspects such weight distribution and overall proportions.

A number of audio examples are provided in which “The quick brown fox…”, read aloud and filtered in various ways, is presented alongside its visual equivalent.

101 Words – 033: Further thoughts on typography and speech-melodies. @timandshoko rdgr.me/u/1hm9ow1

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.


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