roberto arista – software developer and designer - graphics type tools – static animated interactive – mostly fonts and vectors, sometimes rasters
collect data / master fonts / build books / write code
python for designers – type]media 1516 - typotheque - robofont
working from home somewhere in the south side of milano - italy


Drawing maps is an ideal application field for programming applied to graphics. Different functions –gathering, transforming, calculating, drawing– can be channeled in a single process with the goal of building a complex image.

Tools like QGIS, GDAL, and Drawbot have Python scripting interfaces and they can be lined up through macro scripts.