Fun with Fonts: Algorithmic Typography
Author(s)Demaine, Erik D.; Demaine, Martin L.
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Over the past decade, we have designed five typefaces based on mathematical theorems and open problems, specifically computational geometry. These typefaces expose the general public in a unique way to intriguing results and hard problems in hinged dissections, geometric tours, origami design, physical simulation, and protein folding. In particular, most of these typefaces include puzzle fonts, where reading the intended message requires solving a series of puzzles which illustrate the challenge of the underlying algorithmic problem.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Fun with Algorithms
Demaine, Erik D., and Martin L. Demaine. “Fun with Fonts: Algorithmic Typography.” Fun with Algorithms (2014): 16–27.
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