Category: Typography (Page 2 of 5)

Kafka’s words come to life with typography

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This is the work of the award-winning design group Beetroot from Thessaloniki, for the opera production of “The Penal Colony” by Philip Glass and Franz Kafka. The director of the opera needed a design team to bring Kafka’s words to life and on stage, so, the designers from Beetroot decided to create the machine described in the book, out of Kafka’s text itself.

Beetroot explains: “Over the years we often return and explore the concept of typography as a ‘living entity; through various projects, which has led to some really interesting results both conceptually and visually. Interpreting Kafka’s machine as a literary device, we tried to elevate type from a mere decorating collection of characters to an actual performer, one that has the ability to torture and, ultimately, to kill.”

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The calligraphic posters of Mehdi Saeedi

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I find the work of Mehdi Saeedi exquisite! He combines his experience in classical islamic calligraphy with a strong  contemporary visual look. An internationally known artist based in Philadelphia, Saeedi was born in Tehran, Iran and trained in art & design. He is a typographer and calligrapher whose expertise is zoomorphic lettering design—shaping words into animals and other forms. He has received many awards and his works are to be found in museums around the world.

Abstract typography art by Scott Albrecht

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Scott Albrecht is a graphic design trained artist from Brooklyn. I just love his abstract typography work, especially the colorful pieces from the collection titled New Translations. The works are largely based in typography, meaning they contain words which are not clearly legible. At first you just think it is patterns, but then you realize you can see parts of words.

The specific woodworks are the result of an extensive process that starts with a hand-rendered drawing and requires hours of precision production work. Each piece is made up of dozens, sometimes hundreds of individual pieces that are cut, sanded, painted and re-assembled, often in varied depths.

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Albrecht’s work in general incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography, geometric collage, using vintage printed ephemera and found objects.

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