July 19, 2004 2:54 PM   Subscribe

typoGenerator. typoGenerator is a random generator for 'typoPosters'. a typoPoster is a poster, created from images and letters/text that doesn´t have any sense, just to look good [via coolstop]
posted by soundofsuburbia (16 comments total)
Cripes. People get degrees in design for doing this crap. About half the time they use the word "communicate" or a quote by Eric Gill.

Nice to see that machines can masturbate with graphic design as well as humans can.
posted by argybarg at 3:05 PM on July 19, 2004

I kinda agree with argybarg here. This is artistic the way someone in the seventh grade using PhotoShop for the first time is artistic after discovering "hey! I can make the text change color!" and thinking that a REALLY good picture requires you to use every single tool at least once somewhere on the screen.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:29 PM on July 19, 2004

XQUZYPHYR, you just sent a chill down my spine as I recalled my commercial arts classes back in high school. all the gaussian blurs, twirls, diffrence clouds... *shudder!*
posted by mcsweetie at 3:38 PM on July 19, 2004

just to look good

After two attempts, I have yet to generate something that looks "good."
posted by crazy finger at 3:41 PM on July 19, 2004

link doesn't work for me. dns fails. anyone have an ip number?
posted by andrew cooke at 3:41 PM on July 19, 2004

Well, you could sell it as a ransom note generator, y'know, to avoid all that messy cutting and pasting out of magazines and newspapers...
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:45 PM on July 19, 2004

Reminds me of a fun application freely downloadable at Move Design called n-Gen. It can give you some good ideas for text/image layout.
posted by planetkyoto at 3:46 PM on July 19, 2004

Nix the ransom note generator. I tried to make one that said "MEFI GIVE ME ALL YOUR PANCAKES OR THE GIRL LOSES A TOE. NO FUNNY STUFF." and it was the sucks. Oh, well. Back to Time magazine and the newspaper.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:16 PM on July 19, 2004

I put my name into the magic box and it came back with something pretty. Maybe I'll make it my new business card....
posted by spilon at 5:06 PM on July 19, 2004

I didn't think it was possible for my eyes to actually vomit.
posted by paultron at 5:37 PM on July 19, 2004

this is rather boring.
posted by mary8nne at 6:56 PM on July 19, 2004

posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:07 PM on July 19, 2004

posted by paultron at 8:13 PM on July 19, 2004

posted by squirrel at 8:39 PM on July 19, 2004

Thanks, soundsofsuburbia - I had fun playing with it. And I love your "harsh".
posted by taz at 12:01 AM on July 20, 2004

Nice comeback soundofsuburbia, I laughed. Roll with those MeFi punches baby, roll!
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:10 AM on July 20, 2004

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