I came across this post on the Reddit sub r/Generative the other day and thought that u/ivanfleon had done something both relatively simple and also very cool. I had some ideas for generative glyphs and started by mimicking his sample there, thus was born the RectGlyph:
The interface came shortly after RectGlyph was done as I was trying to troubleshoot work on the PolarGlyph. It made it easier to see what sort of variations could be had, but also allowed debugging to be more visual (which really helps me a lot).
I’ve always been fascinated with languages, both real and imagined. As I was working toward my PolarGlyph idea, I stumbled upon a few happy accidents, such as the RunicGlyph.
And also the AngularGlyph:
And eventually worked out the kinks for the PolarGlyph:
I have a few others bring worked on, as well as some ideas regarding an editor so you can take your randomly generated glyphs and add line segments to or remove them from any of the glyphs in the set.
My pie-in-the-sky idea is to also be able to save them as a TrueType font so that they can be used in Unity (or anywhere), and possibly to save them as an SVG or vector sheet for use in various vector-based software.
It’s been a fun side project so far.