For a workshop "art créatif" at Stereolux (Nantes), I organized with Bérenger Recoules, a specific "processing and typo" experience. I, then, experimented an idea I had a long time ago, about some graphic virus that would attack fonts.
The availability, recent at this time, of the processing "fontastic" library, greatly facilitates the coding. I devised a processing sketch that give the user the alility to choose a level of infection and a virus from the two available.
- a disc removing virus
- a disc adding virus
The processing library "geomerative" deals with the binary operations on glyphs and the infection level influences the number of discs added or removed.
The attacked font in the presented results is "FreeSans.ttf". The documents presented here after show effects of the infection on the wikipedia definition of virus.