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Comments on: Contextual Tag Cloud of the Boss from New York Magazine http://designnotes.info/?p=1656 Testing & Sprinting Sat, 27 Jan 2018 04:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1656&cpage=1#comment-99576 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 03:11:22 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1656#comment-99576 Not too sure what typeface New York Magazine is using for the above image, why do you ask?

By: Folkert http://designnotes.info/?p=1656&cpage=1#comment-99575 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 01:51:47 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1656#comment-99575 Hi Michael, do you happen to know what typeface this is? I seem to recognize it as the one NYMag uses also.

By: kevinsteele http://designnotes.info/?p=1656&cpage=1#comment-99577 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 22:32:32 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1656#comment-99577 This goes to show that the human brain is still the most interesting part of the human + computer collaboration.

(I'm imagining a faux Springsteen number, a regret filled road trip in a convertible cadillac, heading back to Jersey after losing a bundle, Mary and Janey, in Vegas. It's night, the top is down…)

Tag clouds only offer shallow insights but this is far more interesting with categories broken out. In this case a human brain knew what context to search within.

Hmmm, now that we see this, though, we can imagine software that could get us very close to this. Women's names, place names and car brands are all groupings that we could easily look for when processing a body of words. We might not catch every name when comparing it to a list, but patterns would emerge.

It would be interesting to run such a process on the works of various design writers comparing it to lists of type faces, designers, cities, schools, publications/artifacts…

In the future a computer could look at a body of work by a designer, identify all the typefaces used visually, and cough up a complete index of words and type…