Changing fonts with our faces

What if our fonts could reflect exactly what we feel?

Changing fonts with our faces

We use emojis to bring some emotion to the otherwise bland world of instant messaging but what if we could show what we feel by changing the font with the most expressive part of our bodies, our faces. Conceptual designer Renee Verhoeven’s Type Face, a project that seeks to incorporate facial expressions into font design.

Facial expressions mean the same things in different cultures. By tapping into this universal mode of communication, Verhoeven hopes to facilitate a more informative and emotional conversation.

Type Face

This project consists of a video exploring the application of emotions to a font in a dialogue, and an app called FaceOSC that reads several facial expressions and translates these into different fonts, applied to a chosen text.