For this assignment we were told to create a typeable font. For this assignment I wanted to visualize the NATA and LAPD alphabet in a different way, so I decided I wanted to use Flickr to visualize these. In example for the letter C there would be photo’s of Cairo, Cardiff, Chicago, Canberra and Compton capturing different aspects of these cities. Combining these by hand, structures emerged much like sky scrappers.
In the application that I build using Processing you’re able to view and control a single glyph by modifying various parameters. In addition there is a map where you can view the different cities that are being used to build the glyphs, clicking on a city will give you the pictures taken on that location. The glyphs and the source photographs can be exported to a PDF file.