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.”

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