During the project “Syntax Error” we will deal with the basic properties of shapes, generative shapes and their typographic interpretation. Based on the investigation and development of programs and systems, we will analyze shape languages in their relationships of proportion, regularities and potential ways of combination, in order to be able to typographically contextualize our own shape syntax. This will result in a visual analysis, study and interpretation of shapes, which deals with an individual topic. To generate the shapes we will work with the universal programming language Python and develop our own rule-based systems. We will learn the basics of programming for this in the course of the seminar.
The medium of the project depends on the individual shape system and its intention, but a typographic application (editorial design, poster, etc.) is recommended.