I’m fascinated by the other-worldly “liquid calligraphy” by Ruslan Khasanov. His technique is a bit of a mystery, but I surmise it involves stop motion photography of inky letterforms, on very, very wet paper. The eventual dispersion and disappearance of the inky shapes on the wet paper surface, are captured through stop motion frames (one can detect slight shifts in the placement of the inky subject from frame to frame). The resulting images are then made negatives (I think) giving us these amazing white on black effects.
Long live experimentation!
PS Is it just me, or is the animated gif experiencing a refreshing rebirth as of late?
London based photographer /designer Amandine Alessandra‘s “Come Dance with Me” project is unique, typographic, choreography piece, and another example of innovation in the creation of letterforms. I think it would be very interesting to see a live performance, whereby her … Continue reading
Been a little while since my last post (must post more often, must post more often!). Occasionally I stumble across something so perfect for this blog that it snaps me back into ‘post motivation’ mode. So here it is.
Thanks to the always “on it” lostateminor for the tip. These typographic chairs from Roeland Otten are amazingly realized. At first I doubted they were real, assuming these were 3D renderings, but they actually ARE real, lacquered wood prototypes. Some of the letters are more ingenious than others (see the “r” and “f), but as a complete set, they are really quite impressive. Otten describes himself as “working with a conceptual approach in different fields of art and design, from graphic design to new media and video, from product design to art in public space and events”.
I want an “r”!
Wherever possible, I try not to simply pick up posts for other sources, but thanks CR for the tip about these wonderful, amazing, typographic light paintings, made with iPads moving through space. I just had to include a post about this here.
Dentsu London and design studio Berg conceived these, and though painting with light certainly isn’t a new idea, and has had a bit of a renaissance in the past five years, creating typographic extrusions in space with nothing other than light, is a pretty fantastic and original idea. Just when we thought iPads couldn’t get any cooler, presto. Hats off to Berg and Dentsu for the freshness of your thinking. You can watch how they did it below:
Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.