Andy Hulstkamp

about creating online experiences

23. August 2012

Letterpress Text Paintings

At cocomoshi we like it a little playful.

And retro.

letterpress painting text

I took the proven concept of the good old guestbook, made it a little more engaging by introducing painting and replaying of letters onto a canvas. Visitors of cocomoshi get a cool way to say hello. And we love it!

Go on, paint and say hello.

Techstack used: HTML5-Canvas, jQuery, Ajax, JSON, Spring, Objectify, GAE, Memcache, Datastore and some CSS3.

further reading


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