Tag 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
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.
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
Jared Andrew Schorr is an illustrator based out of Southern California that creates remarkable playful illustrations that have a very retro appeal to them. He has created the Spacephabet typography series showcasing the letters Q, R, S & T that was for a past gallery showing for Illustrated Type. Be sure to swing by his site to see more of his work, what’s lovely is that the entire site is all handcrafted as well!Continue reading
Happycentro is a collaborative design studio based out of Verona, Italy that was one of the 30 artists invited to interpret the alphabet in their own unique way to be showcased at the Gallery Nucleus exhibition for handwritten and experimental typography.
Happycentro is a studio of all trades, with their specialties ranging from visual art, typography, graphic design, illustration, animation, film direction and even music. Most of their work is comprised of computer-driven pieces, but they have been delving into more hands on projects. This particular piece is a perfect example of the merging of the two skill sets, where they have a double play on words “typography” and “fly”, where the typographic origami pieces are shown as a specimens in a case.
Amsterdam based motion graphic artists Michiel Krop and Marvin Koppejan created this beautiful short infomercial to showcase the renewed features and focus of dutch ICT company Microplus. The paper styled 3d animations help to add an organic feel to the infomercial and deliver the right message in a simple way.
“Proposal campaign for Arctic Paper which focuses on bridging the gap between high quality creativity and environmental thinking. Innovation and progress comes at the heart of Arctic’s beliefs but they never compromise on the environment, the hand sculpted pieces draw on Arctic’s love of paper. They are a simple design idea taken to a new level through loving craftsmanship and fine materials, much like Arctic’s production.” — Shaz Madani