Metaflop is a really fun online design tool that allows you to create your own typefaces by adjusting certain parameters of three base fonts. It’s an excellent way to learn about the basics of typography design – go and have a play around with it: www.metaflop.com/modulator
What else can I say, but I am a huge fan of the work of Studio Monkier. They are an interactive design studio based in Amsterdam who research the “social effects of technology”. I like pretty much all of their work and fully endorse their Thursday Workshops idea as I believe we should all play more often – I’ll let them explain in their own words:
“Every other Thursday we take our time to develop ideas and experiment with different media, materials and technologies. We play with instructions, taking turns, participation and interaction. The results of the Thursday Afternoons Workshops are actively published on thursdays.studiomoniker.com“
A personal favourite Monkier project is Your Line Or Mine – a crowdsourced, instruction-based, collaborative animation. The project is explained beautiful in this film:
This is a great piece of experimental motion typography created by placing a container of thick fluid (made with cornstarch and water) on top of a speaker that’s playing 40-80hz sounds.