Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An Alternate 3D Univers

Second year design student Sean Loomis takes on a 3D Univers, and deconstructs all 26 letters of the alphabet with hand-cut and folded paper for his recent experimental type project. Using stop-motion animation, he films the distorted uppercase letters with a revolving motion until each one comes into vision, closely resembling Adrian Frutigers' original designs for Univers 59 Ultra Condensed. Nicely synced with a soundtrack by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, (Ok, Across the Universe might have been too obvious a choice), Sean's alternate condensed universe is a great experimental adventure.

3 comments:

  1. I really like Sean's solution. I have made birthday cards from one piece of card, where a few folds get the letters to stand up. Nothing as ingenious (or well crafted) as these though! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. The video cannot be viewed in Canada, it states "This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds".

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