In the Spring of 2009 a began a project focusedIn the Spring of 2009 a began a project focused upon creating a three-dimensional letterforms that went beyond using dimension as a vehicle for experimentation. The dimensionality would be purposeful, expression an intrinsic quality of letters. After much research I concluded that an analysis of Humanist Writing Hand calligraphy (acknowledged to be the foundation of the printed Roman letter) realized in the visualizing the movement of the calligraphic pen’s tip (as a ribbon moving, twisting through space) was the direction for “purposeful” dimensional typography. This concept is roughly analogous to the ideas on the relationships of typography to calligraphy proposed by Dutch theorist Gerrit Noordzij in his book, The Stroke. Over 2009 and 2010 I worked with a range of media exploring ways to visualize letterforms in three dimensions.