Sonntag, 8. Januar 2012

Exhibit Nr. 14

59 Ms in different fonts in total, some really small. An old wooden showcase which had to be renovated. Translating font names into Latin. Delicate hand lettering and carefully driving needles through balsa wood letters. That´s what it took for "Exhibit Nr. 14" of my ongoing project "Evolution of Type". In this project I suggest letters to be of organic origin. In this anthropological approach collecting, classifying and displaying letters like insects similar to biological taxonomy brings the physical letter back on the table - a letter that has already dispersed into digital anonymity.

There is a wonderful article about my work on Meghan Killeen´s Cool Hunting blog:

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2012

Albino "Z"

Present for a friend and a premiere in white: A remake of the original Exhibit Nr. 2. Friends asked me to craft colored letters for a change but I think that a letter´s "natural color" is black. Inverting black into white might be justified but I still think this is a derivative.