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Urbanized Typeface consists of the font named "Shibuya08-09" and Audio Visual installation which is archiving the process of making. The method of making the font is quite physical.

There are many fonts named as the city name inside machintosh manily and also any other PCs. This is the reason for many cases that why it named as the city name is just quite image of characters shape or the place where the person lives who made the font.
So there is no reality or necessity.
Then I made the font which has a great reality. Which each alphabets shape are made according to the figure of the city Shibuya, Tokyo. First, I was running around Shibuya's street with a GPS reciever by bicycle. The running course is the shape of each fonts characters. The GPS reciever recorded global positions once per a second as a data of number. By doing so, I made all of characters (A to Z).
The alphabets are no existence but quite huge. And there was left only enormous deal of data as physical act. Then I was converted to GPS's digital data into vector data(.pdf) by using a program. Each figure of characters are imported to software of font and finally these are became a useful font completely and also it has a reality.

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「Urbanized Typeface」プロジェクトで制作したフォント「Shibuya08-09」は渋谷全域を移動する事で、その移動の軌跡から文字が形作られる、都市のかたちによってデザインされるフォントである。マッキントッシュにインストールされているMonacoやOsakaといったフォントとは違い、このフォントは「Shibuya」でなければならない必然性と普遍性、そして実用性を兼ね備えている。 移動中にはGPSデータ、映像、音といった外的要因を記録し、それらを駆使し、インスタレーションとして空間にダイナミックに展開する。

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Urbanized Typeface: Shibuya08-09 PV







NHKデジスタ #360入選作品『Urbanized Typeface : Shibuya08-09』






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See on GoogleMap 'A'
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See on GoogleMap 'Q'
See on GoogleMap 'R'
See on GoogleMap 'S'
See on GoogleMap 'T'
See on GoogleMap 'U'
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See on GoogleMap 'X'
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