Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Zim & Zou’s: Frame B

We can’t seem to get enough of graphic design team Zim & Zou! Earlier this year, Zim & Zou created this “B” by designing a delicate frame made out of pieces of wood. This project, which they titled “Frame B”, creates collide-a-scope-like designs on its surroundings because of the pieces of red and blue translucent material within the frame. Make sure to check out one of our earlier posts on another one of Zim & Zou’s personal projects, “Weave Type”.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cory Fitzpatrick: Washed Away

The video shows Cory Fitzpatrick sculpting the “A” from sand and the tide washing away the finish letterform. The performance was part of an assignment for Jan Fairbairns typography course for Umass Dartmouth. The class was tasked with creating a 3D letterform from one of the typefaces that they had previously studied. Fitzpatrick’s letter was a Garamond “A”.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Is It Still Type?

In 3D Typography, Atelier Pariri exhibited their meticulously crafted letters made out of a variety of cut paper. The studio continues to explore typography as shown in this most recent project, “Is It Still Type?”. These works are made from combining Arab and Latin letters. As Jérôme Corgier, founder of Atelier Pariri, described via email, “Arab calligraphic forms bring curves and sensual delight” while “Latin typographic forms bring rigor in movement.” This hybrid alphabet allows the studio to escape the constrictions of actual letters and “try to push typographic forms into extreme steps to renew their figure, their beauty, their use.”