These Alien Language-Like Moving Symbols Use NASA-Invented Ink

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 27, 2015
References: kickstarter & fastcodesign
With ferromagnetic fluid gaining popularity in the design world and typefaces getting more and more creative, Craig Ward and Linden Gledhill combined the two in their alien-like language design 'Fe2O3.'

The magnetic ink was originally invented by NASA in the 1960s and since then has had many different uses. This sci-fi moving typeface was made by placing ferromagnetic fluid under two small panes of glass and running various moving magnetic fields underneath them. The generative computer font features 138 glyphs and when activated by magnetic fields they can combine to create more symbol variants than there are stars.

Referred to an an "infinite art machine," the snowflake-like designs are each captivating and unique and can be bought as one-of-a-kind prints as well.