Heartbeat is a font I came up with in recognition of International Transgender Day of Visibility. I wanted to explore the tension between type as a static structure versus gender identity as a fluid construct. Further, I wanted to shed light that for those who identify as transgender, sometimes their true self isn't reflected externally.
It’s a dynamic font that measures an individual's heart rhythms and brings the heart to life externally with every single beat; every person's is unique. While heart rate sensors are required for the full experience, this website mimics the variables that the sensors take into account in generating your individualized font: