Type Tuesday: Disorder Reigns Supreme With The Interactive Type Chaosifier
When thinking about typography, it's easy to think about the letters as a set and permanent unit. Dev Valladares, a designer and visual artist, is challenging this way of thinking with The Type Chaosifier, an interactive typography piece that he created for an assignment at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Each character can be manipulated in various ways, creating a massive collection of characters, fonts, and masterpieces. Not only has this project challenged us to think about typography differently, but it's also muddling the differentiation between typography and motion design as a whole.
The Chaosifier presently has 8 modules, or 'phenomena' so far: Fractal, Jellyfish, Mesh, Orbit, Particles, Rain, Space, Swarm. Each has a mode of order, and one of chaos. The generator is free to use, a playground to create striking visual results while simultaneously prompting curiosity and excitement into the growing intersections of graphic design with not only the interactive arts but also the natural sciences.
It is and always will be a work in progress – there is a lot of code – and physics – left to explore, integrate, and interact with.
The project is documented here https://www.valladares.dev/project/typechaosifier
Try the generator out yourself here https://www.valladares.dev/typechaosifier