Category Archives: typography
Los Angeles based graphic designer Jeanie Chong has developed this beautiful and vibrant typography experiment symbolizing Spring. She has taken various sized small pieces of paper and collaged them together as well as made little flowers along the text to make this wonderful piece. The flowers remind me of the “P is for Paper” post by Akaya Ito.
Quilling, as we have showcased several times throughout Strictlypaper, is the art of rolling and pinching thin strips of paper into very unique designs. Sherry Rodehaver has been quilling since 1971, and for this piece entitled “Second Nature,” she, along with four other women, reimagined the symbolic “T” for the New York Times as a field bursting with sunflowers, dandelions and a butterfly that feels as if it would fly away from the illustraton. Rodehaver explained to the New York Times Style Magazine, “I never want anybody to walk away from my work without having that wow factor.” This speaks volumes since it has definitely left me with a “WOW” exclamation on my face!,/p> Continue reading
Less Industries, a Barcelona-based design studio, created this astoundingly complex and simply amazing paper craft sculpture of the text RIO symbolizing the city itself for the Show Us Your Type 2013 exhibition.
This is a beautiful academic project created by Eva Markova which was hand drawn, made into vector and then laser-cut. I love the technique she used in layering the typography over the rich colors.
The talented design studio Lo Siento has created this letter ‘A’ to represent Abitare, an international design magazine that seeks cutting edge design, architecture and art project, all seen from a new perspective.
Annie Vought, an Oakland California based artist, explores emotional artifacts, specifically that of the handwritten letter. In this particular series, Vought gathers various notes and found letters that have been written or received and enlarges them. She then carefully carves these large pieces which in turn reveals a new communicative piece of interconnected letters, keeping the spelling errors and human quality of the original piece.
Tímea Andorka, a freelance graphic designer from Budapest, Hungary, was a part of an international design competition entitled ‘Goetheorie’ which pays tribute to Geothe’s ‘Theory of Colors’ established in 1810. Shown here are a few pieces that Tímea created based on those theories using light to cast colors as well as shadows.
You may remember the stunning piece from Brian Li and team last year entitled Still Life Comes Alive, which portrayed thousands of pieces of paper which were folded and glued together to form the sentence which literally and perfectly illustrated itself.
With their more recent piece, ‘WORDS CAN FLY A THOUSAND MILES’ the focus behind the project is to provide an aid to people in Fukushima, Japan suffering from the aftermath of the natural disasters and nuclear plant crisis that occurred last March. They created this three dimensional typographic poster out of paper as a poster which represents their hope that the words and messages can encourage Japan during this difficult time.
“This work (called Stereo.type) is a synthesis of our typographic language with the physical expression of our body language. These kinetic structures make the viewer listen with their eyes… or how can we make sound and its symbols found in language able to be heard visually. How can we unlock the sleeping meaning latent in a authors arrangement of letters and words to be free and as expressive as its content. When words come alive it will not be quiet. Some may yell or whisper, but they all are saying something.” — Ebon HeathContinue reading
Annie Vought believes that “a letter is physical confirmation of who we were at the moment it was written, or all we have left of a person or a time.” In creating these astoundingly detailed paper cut letters she focuses on the text, structure, and emotion that each conveys to explore their inner properties of writing and expression. In her recreation of each letter there is “an extended concentration on peoples’ inner lives and the ways they express their thoughts through writing.”