Pilowlava
In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.
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In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.
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In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.
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Pilowlava (sic) was born as an intuitive, fast-paced creative feedback loop in which its creators tried to surprise one another. The result is a typeface that recalls cooled lava flows drawn with a compass. Striving to please both of its parents, Pilowlava seeks a balance between viscous energy and controlled geometry. The structures of its glyphs are mostly derived from hand-written dynamics, that feed from both calligraphic and graffiti references. All these sweet inconsistencies produce a vacillating, fluctuating typographic colour, embodied by the almost-mathematical tension of its curves. Under a hardened crust, Pilowlava awaits the smallest temperature rise to recover its viscosity. The alternate shapes of certains letters play out these thermic accidents and raise the temperature of the text.

It takes its name from pillow lavas, a natural phenomenon that is produced when lava is expelled by an underwater volcano, or when the lava flows of an emerged volcano encounter a body of water. In contact with the water, the lava flow is so hot that it's coated in a glass film. As it isn't totally cooled down, it transforms into smooth pillows that continue to slowly grow. This way, lava creates tubes and viscous balls that pile up and shape one another, and then they aggregate in puffy clusters that can measure several meters.

Pilowlava is available at Velvetyne from today on. It's cost-free and it can be freely used, modified and distributed for all of your burning needs.

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Pilowlava est né d’un ping pong créatif, intuitif et rapide dans lequel ses deux auteurs ont tenté de se surprendre l’un l’autre. Le résultat est une typographie qui évoque des coulées de lave refroidie dessinées au compas. Essayant de plaire à ses deux parents, le Pilowlava joue d’un équilibre entre énergie visqueuse et géométrie contrôlée. Les structures de ses signes sont pour la plupart issues de dynamiques manuscrites, allant piocher des inspirations tant calligraphiques qu’issues du graffiti. Toutes ces douces incohérences créent un texte au gris mouvant et vacillant, temporisé par la tension quasi mathématique de ses courbes. Sous une croute durcie, le Pilowlava attend la moindre hausse de température pour retrouver sa viscosité. Les formes alternatives de certaines lettres font vivre ces accidents thermiques et monter la température du texte.

Elle tire son nom des "pillow lavas", ou laves en coussins, un phénomène naturel qui advient lorsque la lave est émise par un volcan sous-marin, ou quand les coulées de lave d'un volcan émergé rencontrent un corps d'eau. Au contact de l’eau, la coulée de lave est si chaude qu’elle se couvre d'une pellicule de verre. N’étant pas complètement refroidie, elle forme des coussins souples qui continuent de gonfler doucement. Les laves forment ainsi des tubes et des boules visqueuses qui s'empilent et se moulent les uns aux autres, puis s’agglutinent en amas boursouflés de plusieurs mètres.

Pilowlava est dès aujourd'hui disponible chez Velvetyne. Gratuitement et librement utilisable, modifiable et redistribuable pour tous vos usages brûlants.

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