Body Type: Mauricio Giraldo Arteaga

[Body Type]

A typeface is an environment for someone’s expression: using typefaces we write documents, create posters and subtitle movies. We follow the type creator’s restrictions and design decisions (kerning, spacing, proportion) when using her fonts. Good typefaces are created by highly-skilled people and can take several years to create. Body Type aims to allow anyone to create a highly expressive and personal typeface using only their body and hand gestures. Body Type is an exercise on freestyle computing and was done as part of the requirements to complete the Spring 2011 Interactive Art and Computational Design course with Professor Golan Levin in Carnegie Mellon University.

Mauricio Giraldo Arteaga is an Industrial Designer (Uniandes, Colombia), Master of Human-Computer Interaction (CMU, USA). Spent the last ten years designing and developing web projects for a wide range of commercial, academic, private and public institutions. Currently works as designer and developer at the New York Public Library’s digital research labs (NYPL Labs).



Cleveland's Lakefront
Docks 30 and 32

ingenuityfest cleveland


The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C5 is ingenuity.


Exhibition Dates:

September 14, 2012 - September 16, 2012