Reiner Porno für Typo- und Science-Nerds: Erik und Martin Demaine haben am MIT Fonts entwickelt, die mathematische und geometrische Probleme abbilden. Im Physics arXiv Blog auf Medium werden ein paar Beispiele beschrieben, das Bild oben ist ein „Origami-maze typeface: (c) folds into (b), which is an extrusion of (a). Dark lines are mountain folds; light lines are valley folds; bold lines delineate letter boundaries and are not folds.“ Hier das Paper (PDF). Großartig!
Scientists use fonts every day to express their research through the written word. But what if the font itself communicated (the spirit of) the research? What if the way text is written, and not just the text itself, engages the reader in the science?
We have been designing a series of typefaces (font families) based on our computational geometry research. They are mathematical typefaces and algo- rithmic typefaces in the sense that they illustrate mathematical and algorithmic structures, theorems, and/or open problems. In all but one family, we include puzzle typefaces where reading the text itself requires engaging with those same mathematical structures. With a careful combination of puzzle and nonpuzzle variants, these typefaces enable the general public to explore the underlying mathematical structures and appreciate their inherent beauty, challenge, and fun.