As part of his diploma work, Berlin-based Tino Meinert created “Liquid Type”. “Liquid Type” is a series of animated 3-dimensional letterforms created around “the topic of digital type and what makes it different from the real thing.” As he describes on his website, to give his letters dimension, Meinert “[assigned] a height vector to ‘flat’ image pixels.” This technique, called Displacement Mapping, gives the “surface a more natural look” by raising the brighter areas and leaving the darker areas undisturbed.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
When it comes to creating 3-dimensional digital letterforms, illustrator and graphic designer, Chris Labrooy always turns to his surroundings for inspiration. In a series of personal explorations, Labrooy used his favorite architects as a basis for his work. In this exhibition, he explored the work of Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, Toyo Ito, and Frank Gehry. While in some of these projects he used the architects actual designs to create his letters, in others he simply “focused on capturing [the artist’s] formal language rather than reference specific buildings.”
Designs inspired by Tadao Ando
Designs inspired by Oscar Niemeyer
Designs inspired by Toyo Ito