Word animals

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Typography once more. This time in the shape of an animal. Graphic designer Dan Fleming uses in his series ‘Word Animals’ the alphabet letters to create the form of the animal represented.

Pretty cool.  Don’t  you think?

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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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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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Can you name the typeface?

May 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

The boundaries have been crossed when the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) acquired last January 23 digital typefaces, which became part of its permanent Architecture and Design Collection. The boundaries between art, architecture and design. Fonts and typefaces challenges our perception of art and this quiz tests our knowledge on design.

So, can you match the 23 typefaces of MoMA’s permanent collection with the letters?

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Delicious fonts

May 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

A is for apple, B for bread and C for cantaloupe. Letters made out of the objects they represent. Designer Garret Steider creates hand crafted fonts carved into fruits and vegetables, shaping, thus, each letter of the Alphabet.

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Clever words

April 29, 2011 § 4 Comments

What happens when the Saussurian signifier and signified meet up in the form of a word? Beautiful typography.

lizard

Typeplay is a tumblr blog, which plays with words and their meanings creating typographically meaningful words and whose goal is to reach a million words.

frisbee

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