Experimental packaging proposal for Pure Spring water by Copenhagen based designer Henriette Kruse.
I like this concept. It would be interesting to see how this would look with actual type instead of handwriting.
Generative Types II: Sound Type
Following on from my recent “Grow your own typeface” post, I spoke to Joscha Ilge who also studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden.
Joscha collaborated with Anita Hohensee to produce these gorgeous sound influenced typographic experiments. Each focused on a different principle.
In the top image, the Joscha’s type is altered by tones, much like a graphic equalizer. In Anita’s below, a typeface has been transformed by a whole song.
The course was lead by prof. Jörg Waldschütz, who invited Cedric Kiefer from the agency Onformative to help students with the early programming aspects until they were comfortable progressing on their own.
I love the way the line work seems to thrust from the epicentre of each character like an explosion.
Architectural Type Experiments
These three posters were created by California based, Katie Tonkovich, for a hypothetical lecture series discussing different architectural periods of ancient fortresses and castles.
The type is constructed by hand using the materials showcased in the lecture series. I like the wooden/bamboo looking framework, it creates a slightly precarious shape for the letters. Not sure how the silk is used for a fortress. Nomadic tents maybe? Nicely shot and designed.
These are a few selected works by Polish designer, Peter Tarka. His technical ability is outstanding and his work has been the subject of tutorials in publications like Digital Arts Magazine.
The Springs, above, are mindbogglingly intricate.
Graduate, Junjie Lim, from Singapore has created a series of experimental alphabet posters that aim to enhance the emotive experience of type.
The 52 letterforms been conceived across four different categories: Type treatment, Yesterday’s mediums, Present technology and Experimental type.
Shown above are:
- Y: Youth — iPhone video time-lapse drawing
- V: Volume — Papercraft
- g: Gotesque — 3D rendering
- B: Break — 3D rendering
- M: Magic — photo manipulation
- h: Hydrate — 3D rendering
26 Weeks, Warron Bebster
A selection experimental letters from Warron’s ongoing ‘letter a week’ project.
Experimental, ‘Musical’ Typeface
Qalto is a new design by Hungarian designer Áron Jancsó. Its high contrast characters have been crafted to display a unique optical rhythm that allows the typeface to “flow and leap like freestyle jazz.”
Suited to strong titles, the font includes some ligatures and looks as though it benefits from shifting the baseline of individual characters.
An experimental font using branches and embroidery by Ana Gomez, New York
Experimental TV type: Regausser Project
TV manufacturers use degaussing processes to removing unwanted magnetic interference from television sets so the picture is not distorted. Doug Stewart has done the opposite with his Regausser project and has applied a magnet to a TV set in order to manipulate the shape of screen type.
"Magnetic damage is controlled creatively when strong magnetic fields are applied to television sets in different positions.
The positioning of the magnets holding prints [of the screen work] are representative of their individual positions on the television set itself.”