The third incarnation of the MEEK typographic synthesizer and the first with a physical controller.

MEEK 3.0: The completed controller
MEEK 3.0: In Use
MEEK 3.0: At the Künstlerhaus in Vienna, 2002
MEEK 3.0: At the Künstlerhaus in Vienna, 2002
MEEK 3.0: In the workplace
MEEK 3.0: The completed controller

The MEEK is a reconstruction of an imaginary typographical synthesizer. By turning dials and pressing buttons, the individual letters forms of a matrix-based typeface can be stretched, scaled and turned. These transformations can then be seen as they apply to a complete alphabet.

text accompanying the initial installation

The MEEK 3.0 was originally developed for the PostScript exhibition at the Künstlerhaus in Vienna in 2002. It was also included in the “Fresh Type/Frische Schriften” exhibition at the Museum for Design in Zürich in 2004.

Here is the animation shown whenever the MEEK 3.0 entered sleep mode. It demonstrates some of the transformations which were theoretically possible with the MEEK 3.0: