‘Type is art‘ lets you arrange parts of a serif typeface (Stern, released by the type foundry p22) into whatever shapes you choose. The above image was made by resizing and moving these shapes:
I’ve always liked ingenious uses for interactive flash programs–I’m still waiting for a flash version of ‘Crayon Physics Deluxe‘ to hit the net. But Type is Art is a philanthropic typographer’s dream: give the masses a way to get a feel for the typeface elements and perhaps if you learn them good, it will earn the typographers more respect in the designosphere. It’s a hell of a lot easier than putting out a documentary.