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<h1>Workshop: Spoken Drawings</h1>
<h2>Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, MA Networked Media</h2>
<h3>5 and 6 december 2011</h3>

<li><a href="http://osp.constantvzw.org/workshop/pzi/">http://osp.constantvzw.org/workshop/pzi/</a> (Source Files)</li>
<li><a href="http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/images/Piet-Zwart-Institute-Workshop">http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/images/Piet-Zwart-Institute-Workshop</a> (Photo Gallery)</li>

<p>As part of the Networked Media Sampler course, OSP give a two day workshop at the Piet Zwart Institute, getting up close and personal with the <a href="http://i.liketightpants.net/and/seb-explaining-love-and-bezier-curves" title="I like tight pants and seb explaining love and bezier curves">bézier curves</a> at the basis of the graphics software since the 1980ies.</p>

<p>Bézier curves are usually drawn with dedicated graphics languages like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostScript" title="PostScript - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia">PostScript</a>. Pierre Marchand’s <a href="http://osp.constantvzw.org/tools/literaldraw/" title="Literal Draw (OSP)">Literal Draw</a> is a tool to explore such languages. During the workshop, we experiment with hooking up Literal Draw to the <a href="http://unifiedfontobject.org/" title="The Unified Font Object (UFO)">UFO format</a>, an open standard for defining typefaces. Students collaborate through a custom made web interface where they can manipulate either the Literal Draw representation or the raw UFO XML. Taking cues from procedurally drawn <a href="http://i.liketightpants.net/and/drawing-logos" title="I like tight pants and drawing logo’s">OSP logo</a>, the students work together to draw a typeface of connected frog shapes.</p>

<p>In the source files published on the OSP website one can find both the PietZwartGrenouille.ufo font source, and a generated <a href="http://osp.constantvzw.org/workshop/pzi/tree/master/PietZwartGrenouille.otf">PietZwartGrenouille.otf</a>.</p>