Words on their own

February 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

When words and letters acquires a life of their own. Ebon Heath liberates the letters from their frame, the printed page and creates laser-cut sculptures of the letters, giving them a three-dimensional existence with which viewers can actually interact.  His typography sculptures, called Stereo.type, become a magical transformation of the written word into what he describes as a “new language of physical type.”EbonHeath1

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The ABCs of cinema

February 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

A video quiz this time to test our movie knowledge. Evan Seitz created an amazing animation video, where its letter of the alphabet represents a popular film. How many titles can you name?

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Shape type: the letter shaping game

October 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

To shape the font, to form the misshaped character: this is the goal of Shape Type, an interactive typographic letter-shaping game, created by interactive designer, Mark MacKay.

Shape Type, made using HTML5, is a 10-stage game that asks from its users to form and fix the badly shaped, unfinished letters from specific typefaces, given the font names and fonts’ designers.

When the users have adjusted multiple bezier handles to get the shape of the character right., they can visually compare their effort with the original character and their score is a percentage based on the similarities.

via Design Taxi

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Words have a life of their own

September 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

A is for Animation and B for Beautiful spelling-video. Playing with different techniques and material and using the Helvetica font,  Italy-based design studio n9ve created Alphabet 2, a video where each letter is animated, representing the meaning of the word itself.

Check out the video:

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The form of a word

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Can you imagine the forms and colors that words can take? Digital design agency Corum + Guerrette created String DNA, an interactive data visualization image generator, which converts alphabet letters into shapes and colors. String DNA

By typing your name or a short description in the text box, you can a visual interpretation of how a letter or a word looks like, like our blog’s name just below.

Strind DNA: it's a small web

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Typo [>05TeRs

May 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

Theme: movies. Medium: letterforms. Begin.

Designer Patrik Svensson used letterforms, numbers,  typographic characters and symbols to create minimalistic movie posters, managing to convey each film’s essence.

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Switch on the alphabet

May 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

We have seen all types of fonts and typefaces, but we haven’t seen the whole alphabet made out of television sets.UK designer Jack Archer creates a full typeface just by placing 15 television sets in a dot-matrix grid and switching them on and off in different arrangements, in order to form the letters of the alphabet.

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