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Dance Writer converts text into a choreographed sequence of poses based on the shapes of the letters, enabling users to send animated messages to their friends via email, or just enjoy the graceful movement on their own displays.
What people say:
“Say good-bye to singing birthday cards. Peter Bilak’s beautiful app lets you send a message in the sleek, sensual language of modern dance. Typography takes on a new dimension.”
— Ellen Lupton, design curator at Cooper-Hewitt Museum
“Dance Writer’s beauty is its simplicity: watching the dancer seamlessly spell out words is mesmerising, with an almost meditative quality.”
— Elliot Jay Stocks, editor 8 faces magazine
What an inspired and gorgeous app THIS is! It earns a big fat WOW from Grandma and not only makes her happy Happy HAPPY, but leaves her dazzled...floating a few inches off her rocker. (Careful, now, don't make fun of Grandma. I meant that she felt inspired and elevated, some part of her spirit having shed the mortal coil for a brief interval of time. Watching dance makes her feel...you know...weightless. Understood?)
This will be my new favorite way to send messages and to entertain children. It's pure delight. It's beautiful.
But, just so I don't sound too over the top, I will manufacture a complaint, and that is that we cannot unlock our knees so they bend backwards. That would facilitate a clearer distinction between the letters D and O. But, about this app, and especially about this dancer, I can find not a single flaw. It is exquisite. Thank you.
This app is really cool — you can type text and just watch this fantastic dancer to translate them to movement. Even the tricky letters like the Q. And than you can send any message by email, and it is 'danced' back. Quite funny to try to guess what the message is. I mean, it is not most practical use, but it is really, really pretty.
From a typographic point of view, this app is great for thinking about type in a different way and for making typographic creativity relatable to non-type-nerds.
- Category: Entertainment
- Released: Apr 23, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 78.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Typotheque v.o.f.
- © 2011 Typotheque
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.