Data from typewar can be used for some interesting experiments in hierarchical classification of typefaces.
Part of what makes typewar addictive is the use of points and levels. This post explores how points are awarded and what the level boundaries are.
Some of you may have noticed the gradient background on this site now has a nice texture to it.
We often want to create gradients like that and, rather than having to open up a drawing tool every time, we use a Python library to generate PNG files based on a specification of the gradient and texture desired.