Rob Meek and Frank Miller have produced a video of the Meek FM Typographic Synthesizer, an analog synthesizer controller that lets you modify a font design by modifying the audio coming from the synth. This retrofuturistic synaesthetic aesthetic makes me want to pee with glee. First, there’s the controller, which with its oiled-walnut case and twistalicious knobs — so many knobs — is a fetish object itself. But then you hook it up to a computer and listen to the dwerpy-blippy sounds of your own typographic treatments. As the sound gets more complex, so does the letter design. I have no idea if it’s a practical way to develop a font but I do not care. Check it out.