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Poetry 2011

Poetry on the Road

Medium: Print
Year: 2011
Client: Poetry on the Road
Friederike Lambers, Boris Müller, Florian Pfeffer
Poetry on the Road is an international literature festival which is held every year in Bremen, Germany. Since 2002 I am commisioned to design a visual theme for the festival. While the theme itself is changing, the underlying idea for the visuals is always the same: All graphics are generated by a computer program that turns texts into images. So every image is the direct representation of a specific text. The design and the development process are a collaboration with the design agency jung und pfeffer. (Now one/one)

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What looks like a strange coral reef is actually a particle system. The basic rule in this years concept ist that every word in the poem is represented by a particle. Each word particle »chases« chases the following word.

Depending on the frequency in the text, all the words have different sizes. Furthermore, each particle has a specific spin that creates the twirls.

The colours of each particle are taken from a photo from the hometown of each author. Not really generative - but it creates very nice colour schemes.

Below: the poem »Lipstick« from the Icelandic poet Sijon.

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