This is your actual typeface
Your Typeface is a variable typeface experiment that enables you to design a typeface from the proportions and forced emotion of your face. Look surprised or uptight, yawn or smile, and let your face design your own typeface.
By combining the variable font technology with face recognition we created a surprisingly fun tool that appeals to everybody. The very personal interaction with the typeface encourage you to make face gym and push your yawn to extremes. It’s fun and it might even keep you fit and young…
Your typeface can be designed, tested and downloaded on yourtypeface.com and used freely for any project you like.
“Type design is often an integrated part of the brand projects we work on. We’ve been following the hype about variable fonts, and continuously been discussing the raison d’être for this new technology. Although we see some both practical and design advantages, the real use of the technology hasn’t been revealed yet. Your Typeface is our small contribution in the search of the problem solving spot for variable fonts.”
So how does the tech work?
We use the Beyond Reality Face SDK framework to process the users camera feed. The framework outputs a point cloud, which we use to draw the smiley face and update the variable font in the browser. When users download their font face, a new instance of the font is created on the fly using a framework called FontTools. This way we are able to lock the font, and the user can download their very own, highly customized TTF file, ready to install on their local system. Voila!