my design work in and out of architecture

PictureKey Sketch

This is a sketch I developed that redraws a picture as a series of random text. The brightness of the image is read at given sample points, and depending on the value, a certain character is inserted. While all characters are of the same font size, darker areas receive larger character (i.e. caps) as well as get reprinted. Medium dark spots get medium characters and so on. The image below happens to be of an elephant (because I think elephants are cool), but if you download the source code you can use whatever image you want.Click to toggle between plain black text representation and text that takes on the color of the sample area.

Launch the Applet

View the Source Code

a wordy elephant
This is the same image in b/w and color. Clicking the applet toggle between these.