The “StereoType: New Directions in Typography” exhibit opened on November 13 at the Boston Society of Architects Space in South Boston. As opposed to a typography exhibit I went to in New York, this art collection was more modern and incorporated material that was not ink and paper.
“StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work.”
The usage of other material was a little shocking in a positive way.
I never imagined typography expanding to other fields as seamlessly as it did, and I enjoyed how the designers’ works stretched the limitations of my imagination. In my mind, typography begins to form on paper and then what you do with it is up to you.
Favorite Designer Artists
Corgier combined latin and Arabic alphabets by layering different colored paper. There is a satisfying balance between his choice of colors and the type of layered shapes. In the bottom middle letter, the curvatures of the rounded shapes streamline the natural curves of the letter, whereas in the blue letter next to it, the symmetry goes along with the cyber feel and pixel-y shapes.
Lee basically took the English alphabet letters and rotated each around a fixed axis to form 3-Dimensional shapes.
“The 3-D alphabet is both playful and mind-bending.” – Wired Magazine
Understand her work more: http://universrevolved.com/
Banton created a kinetic or moving typeface that he developed himself. If you had read my past blog post about typography, you would know that creating an original typeface is no small task. Not to mention an exciting and well-crafted typeface that looks good from all different angles. That is why I applaud Banton for choosing to form each letter using transparent elastic, which allows the entire alphabet to look modern, sophisticated, and delicate.