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Typography in Exploding-fluid Form
By Anthea Quay, 13 Jul 2011
The brother duo, Hussain and Ali Almossawi, of Skyrill has released their experimental project Type Fluid, which is just typography that looks like exploding paint.
Every letter of the alphabet was built in 3D, exploded under extreme pressure, and captured at the moments when the ‘liquid’ still took the letters’ forms.
“My concept was to capture the most interesting moments while this happens, while still keeping the letterform noticeable,” Hussian, who makes up half of Skyrill, says.
In a 3D software, gravity and pressure was adjusted so the shapes of the letters were ‘filled up’ with ‘paint’ completely. When each letter was filled, “liquid from the constraints of the original letter shape” was released, and let to explode and splash on the ground.
It’s like capturing the millisecond after a popping a water-filled balloon, which was in the shape of a letter.
Some letters – such as wide letters ‘m’ and ‘w’, letters with counters ‘e’ and ‘f’, and letters with small parts – a were slightly more problematic than the rest.
“The solution was to edit the typeface and make some parts bigger or longer, until it would work properly,” Hussain said. “Therefore, you need lots of patience and allow yourself to explore all the possibilities of how different things could end up looking.”
Type Fluid was created by the brothers duo as an exploration of the combination of letterforms and liquids
[via Digital Arts]
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