Interactivity and Game Creation. 9th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2020, Aalborg, Denmark, December 10–11, 2020, Proceedings

Research Article

Evolutionary Typesetting: An Automatic Approach Towards the Generation of Typographic Posters from Tweets

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-73426-8_21,
        author={S\^{e}rgio M. Rebelo and Jo\"{a}o Bicker and Penousal Machado},
        title={Evolutionary Typesetting: An Automatic Approach Towards the Generation of Typographic Posters from Tweets},
        proceedings={Interactivity and Game Creation. 9th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2020, Aalborg, Denmark, December 10--11, 2020, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2021},
        month={7},
        keywords={Evolutionary computation Generative design Poster design Natural language understating Twitter},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-73426-8_21}
    }
    
  • Sérgio M. Rebelo
    João Bicker
    Penousal Machado
    Year: 2021
    Evolutionary Typesetting: An Automatic Approach Towards the Generation of Typographic Posters from Tweets
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-73426-8_21
Sérgio M. Rebelo1, João Bicker1, Penousal Machado1
  • 1: University of Coimbra

Abstract

The recent developments on Artificial Intelligence are expanding the tools, methods, media, and production processes on Graphic Design. Poster designs are no exception. In this paper, we present a web system that generates letterpress-inspired typographic posters using, as content, tweets posted online. The proposed system employs Natural Language Understanding approaches to recognise the emotions, the sentiments, and the colours associated with the content. Also, the system employs an Evolutionary Computation approach to generate and evolve a population of poster designs. The outputs are evaluated according to their legibility, aesthetics, and semantics, throughout an automatic fitness assignment hybrid scheme that combines a hardwired fitness function part with a multi-objective optimisation approach part. We experimented with the system to perceive its behaviour and its ability to evolve posters from contents with distinct textual purposes and lengths.