Typomorphic - master diploma project
Typomorphic is an experimental calligraphic typeface which is coded with the optical illusion of perspectivic anamorphosis. The characters appear to our eyes as an actual font only from a certain point of view, whereas from other views it is just a dynamically rotating equal width tape. This typeface works theoretically and virtually exactly the same as in practice. Beside that some of the characters are well readable calligraphic fonts, as spatial constructions they involve the practice of their drawing through adding depth of space. Hereby the sight-shaping rules of the perspective are involved in the process of font design.
 
The base of my idea comes from how the calligraphic stripes in plain extend in space. I did nothing but translated the stripes of the plain into stripes in space.
 
When the writing tool is pressed harder it creates a thicker line, this means it is closer to us in space, when it turns it twists and when we create the line with a smaller pressure it is thinner so it appears to us as farther away in space. In the design process, form and function were equally important. This is why each of the letters can be understood as an abstract standalone sculpture, and the appearance of a single word as an abstract composition. Although it is an experimental type, it works the same way from above as any other two dimensional letter.
 
Typomorphic - master diploma project
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Typomorphic - master diploma project

This is my master diploma project. Typomorphic is a 3D calligraphic typeface visually coded with anamorphosis.
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