Donnerstag, 9. September 2010

Making of "Exhibit 1-5"

Materials: Powder-coated MDF, polymer clay, chicken bones, thread, wire, hot glue. Colored with acrylics, spray paint and clear varnish. What you can´t see here are gallons of sweat drops.

Evolution of Type, Exhibit 1-5

I recently came across the book "The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering" (1918) by famous type designer Frederic W. Goudy:

"Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous. Letters, like men, have now an ancestry (...) indeed, it has been said that the invention of writing is more important than all the victories ever won or constitutions devised by man (...) A letter should possess an esthetic quality that is organic, an essential of the form itself and not the result of mere additions to its fundamental form nor to meaningless variations of it."

So I altered some letters to suggest living organisms. For the full rationale and more pictures see my Behance portfolio.