TYPOGRAFFIT – Creative text-to-piccie iDevice app
TYPOGRAFFIT is really cool. The website allows you to play around with a few gadgets which transform words and tags into cool graffiti which can be shared over the internet to various social clients. But the app is also available at the App Store for 1.99$. In a nutshell, the app’s magic is simple: TYPGRAFFIT turns your imaginative texting into imaginative pictures. It is a fun way to text, email, and twit; in short, it livens up online communications. But true artists with true artistic eyes may even find better ways to use it. I think it is time for a sarcastic grin! Rolleyes, have fun. Whatever you do with TYPOGRAFFIT, make sure you do it maturely as remember, this app turns text (any text) into a picture. If there happens to be a neat graphic on internet which can be placed instead of a word, it will clip in. If you have discovered cute phrases, why not share them in the comment section of this post? Just, remember to keep it clean okay?
Piccies and Press Release after the gap
TYPOGRAFFIT, which has already earned a following as a fun and creative Web site for image creation, today launches as an iPhone app. Available for download now in the Apple App Store for $1.99, TYPOGRAFFIT uses a database of images representing the letters of the alphabet to create customized, artistic representations of text. Users can also upload their own images to create a personalized message in any language or share with the TYPOGRAFFIT community.
The app is as simple as entering text into a text box and one click displays the TYPOGRAFFIT image which can then be saved as a JPEG or link, used in chat applications, emailed directly or shared with friends on a number of social networking sites including Facebook, mySpace, Twitter, Delicious, Blogger and WordPress.
“TYPOGRAFFIT gives users the opportunity to interact with each other in new, exciting ways that haven’t really been explored yet with text messaging,” said Acci Baba, creator and founder of TYPOGRAFFIT. “The iPhone app adds another dimension to the community, allowing users to upload their mobile photo libraries and take a more active role in cultivating the database of images. The end result is an original, artistic message that the can be shared with friends.”
The TYPOGRAFFIT database of pictures is made up of a diverse library of images including signs, symbols, graffiti, neon lights and any other representations of text found by users all over the world. Conceived in Berlin, prototyped in Copenhagen, engineered in Tokyo, developed in San Francisco and established in Los Angeles, TYPOGRAFFIT has truly been a worldwide collaboration.
“No matter where you are from, we’re all overloaded by information all the time,” Baba said. “Public signs, advertisements, and graffiti are forced pieces of information from someone else, demanding to be noticed by anyone and everyone. What if we reassembled the tremendous amount of urban visual information to be used in another form? In other words, we’ve reconstructed the objective of each piece of information to serve a different purpose.”
TYPOGRAFFIT has been selected as “Jury Recommended Works” in the 2009 [13th] Japan Media Arts Festival. The work will be exhibited Feb 3rd – 14th, 2010 at THE NATIONAL ART CENTER TOKYO.