**ANACOM
PROJECT - HISTORY**

The font **ANACOM__.TTF**, as well as the project itself, was conceived
from the extensive work of **Prof. Jaime Kerbel Golubov** of **Universidade
de Brasília (UnB)**. His work in the earlier 90's with patterns generated
from combinatory analysis of basic elements was taken from the most simple geometrical
figures (square and triangle) .

The generator principles of his work were also developed by the artist **Athos
Bulcão**, being known internationally as one of the greatest artists
of his time. The splendor of his works may be seen in several buildings in Brasília,
in the rest of the country and abroad.

The work philosophy had as a starting point certain religious/philosophycal/mathematical
elements from several cultures: **Yin/Yang** gave the black/white contrast
bipolarity; the images of the square and the triangle deriving from the diagonals
based on the principles of Kabbalah; the disposing in great panels perfectly ordered
but with random appearance of Chaos Theory and Fractals. The results, originally
hand-made by Prof. Golubov, were enormous drawings of intrincated patterns which,
when, exposed to the public, evoqued different emotional reactions. This gave
me the idea of studying about the psychological correlation with the algorithms,
the rythm and symmetry they made (or the lack of these elements).

Unfortunately, Prof. Golubov died before we could have a deeper talk about these psychological studies and, being one of his students, I decided to carry on these studies of aesthetical experiments. The natural decurrence was the addition of the circular elements in quarter of circles, negative and positives, following the original bipolarity line. The result of this experimental retake was summarized in the font here exposed, to divulgate and incite new experiments in Art.

The combinations generated "by feeling" by Athos Bulcão and the ones generated from the algorithms were taken as a base for a more extense work. The objective of this work is not only the ludic aspect of the panel preparing, but also the verification of the Congenital Mathematics (*), which I believe is inherent to all humans.

The algorithms are still under development; some are already available in the **program** page.

**• All intelectual contribution will be very welcome.
**

**INDEX
| APPLICATIONS
| HISTORY
| THE FONT | ALGORITHMS
| FAMILY I | FAMILY 2
| EXAMPLES I | EXAMPLES
II | DOWNLOADS | PROGRAM**

**© 1997 - 2002 Nicole
Sigaud / Nicole Sigaud**