Web standards allow clever typography to appear anywhere. Grids, headlines, paragraphs, everything responds. It works, read the manual. Now it is time to make the type itself move. Erik will extrapolate from Beowolf and Superpolator and perform entertaining tricks with responsive type. Why? Because it can be! And we have waited long enough for all this to be possible. Those animated logos are not going to design themselves.
Erik van Blokland is one of the pioneers of digital type design and has been drawing and publishing typefaces since 1989 (available from Font Font and House Industries). One of them, FF Beowolf (with Just van Rossum) was included in the MoMA design collection in New York. Now a senior lecturer and head of the TypeMedia course at the KABK (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague NL) as well as a programmer of precision digital tools for type designers (Superpolator, Robofab) he combines the analog with the digital on a daily basis. His work centers on typographic consulting, custom typefaces, and tool development.