This will be just a short feature about Travis Kirton, researcher at the Banff centre in Alberta developed a software that allows painting with text. The text can be loaded in to the program and is than mapped to the movement of the mouse or pen on the graphic tablet. The system reacts on pressure and turning of the pen and allows using all installed typefaces. It is stil a bit shaky and the appearance looks quite crappy on the first sight but I can imagine to see beautiful artworks made with it.
He is currently hosting a studio at the conference so we will look how the people are doing while trying to draw with text!