Sultana – Last Words

  • Alex Turner
Last Words is a variable typeface and an installation/performance piece. Inspired by the gradual loss of a family member, the website poses the simple question: “If you were losing your ability to communicate, what would you want to say to your loved ones?”
As you type your answer, your message slowly degrades, each character becoming less legible. After your message is submitted, it’s archived on a page where you can ‘revive’ your submission if desired. Also, the website goes through cycles of health, being ‘most healthy’ after midday and ‘least healthy’ just before.
The font has OpenType features too – it has many alternate characters (845 glyphs in total), so the typed text has the appearance of being handwritten.
To view the site, please click: here.