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I’ve been fiddling with a technique to draw a variety of faces with a similar fashion sense and phenotypes.

The theory is, if I can make a simple technique for generating a wide number of interchangeable halves of faces I can dynamically generate thousands of unique “characters” from a few dozen component pieces in a really lofi way; which makes it possible to co-create subcultures in a fictional universe.

Designing for remixability, so to speak.

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Each face is two pieces, a “top” and a ‘bottom” drawn in on layers. I’ll export each layer as an SVG, and then zip them to a JSON representation that indicates where they “anchor” to an alternate, and then throw them through a randomizer.

Theoretically, I’ll then be able to use plain old HTML and CSS to generate cartoony actors for games and other forms of digital storytelling

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