Pixeletter was my college graduation project. It is a text 'limning generator' that combines text input with images, by perceiving each letter as a pixel in the picture.
It treats the letters as pixels, so as the amount of the text input increases, so do the amount of pixels, and the details in the overall image increase. The text can be any length, and the details of the image continue increasing infinitely as more text is added.
The generator uses an algorithm that perceives the characters with vertically sliced invisible segments. In order to encapsulate each character into a pixel container, it adds a certain number of predetermined segments on the left and right sides of the vector character. The number of segments is given based on the optical shape of the character. For example, due to the pyramidal shape of the letter A, it gets the least number of segments while the letter "I" gets more segments due to its solid rectangular shape so it is surrounded by enough space to be perceived as the letter "I", optically.
In order to illustrate this system, I applied it to two of the most commonly found fonts, Helvetica and Times New Roman. To illustrate the algorithm's adaptability to any font, I designed a new character set for this project named “Pixelized". I also designed wireframes for an interface that allowed the user to input text, upload images, and transform the composition with some Photoshop-like capabilities. In the end, I finally created a prototype of the software that only worked with mono-space fonts, which can be seen in a demonstration at the bottom of the page.