TYPO Labs 2018

AR/VR Tidbits from TYPO Labs 2018

While at last year’s TYPO Labs Variable Fonts were introduced as the great innovation, this year another big topic was treated in several talks. The Augmented and Virtual Reality environment is becoming more notable for many programmers and designers requiring special attention when it comes to text and type.

– –
by Jan Vincent Dufke

image

The Type-Robot visits TYPO Labs 2018

An industrial robotic arm cutting letterforms into styrofoam? What sounds like a type-geek’s dream became reality at this year’s TYPO Labs conference. For three days, an industrial robot in the hallway was hard at work carving out letters with a hot wire cutter. Surrounded by a flock of curious attendees and stacks of styrofoam boards, the large robotic arm was a focal point in the conference space and easily topped the list of peculiarities.

By Maciej Nadobnik