machine learned typography

To explore new letterforms I trained a StyleGAN2-model with images of typography that I took around my neighborhood. These include signs, clothing-tags, graffiti etc. For further exploration I used SinGAN to generate variants of the resulting letters and Glyphs to test turning them into a font.

The results surprise with organic forms and vary greatly in their level of abstraction. They span from rather conventional to quite exceptional letterforms. With the help of AI I thereby manage to generate a unique alphabet.

machine learned alphabet

generated using StyleGAN2

machine learned alphabet

generated using StyleGAN2

letter k

generated using StyleGAN2

letter k

generated using StyleGAN2

letter w

SinGAN-explorations

letter w

SinGAN-explorations