Processing Font Fun

We had dreary, miserable, wet weather this weekend and so I took the opportunity to have some font fun with Processing.

The image above shows my mid-century bedroom scene with a font inspired wallpaper. The background is mid-century off-white and the font is Sitka Heading, a Microsoft font created by Matthew Carter, and just the capital letter “T”.

Using this as a wallpaper gives it a look almost of anaglypta, a wall covering that was very popular mid-century, and particularly in the 1960s. Anaglypta wallpaper was a textured wallpaper, usually with swirls or random type patterns, however more structured patterning was also available. As a 3D texture this pattern, I think, looks extremely good on the walls and has a simulated texture that you could almost touch if you could walk into the room.

You can also see larger versions of this along with two other font styles and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

// complete pattern of Ts
 PFont sitkaH ;
void setup() {
 size(1000, 1000) ;
 background(241, 230, 204) ; // off white
stroke(0, 50) ;
 strokeWeight(1) ;
// ---------------------------------------------------------
sitkaH = createFont("Sitka Heading", 200) ;
textFont(sitkaH) ;
fill(0) ;
for(int i = -7 ; i < width ; i += 100) {
 for(int j = 130 ; j < height ; j += 140) {
 text("T", i, j) ;
 }
 }
 }

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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