Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hand drawn Type

For a bit of type inspiration, here is an amazing video called "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz", created by Job & Roel Wouters and recorded in Amsterdam at studio Xelor in early 2008. I first saw this on a post @ High + Low a few days ago and have been dreaming about it since. On the right is Job Wouters, on the left is his 4 year old nephew Gradus.

I do a similar exercise with my type students on the first day of class to help get them loosened up. It also involves lots of paper, india ink, and big brushes. I'm envisioning recreating this video with my niece, Audrey, and hanging the finished alphabet on her bedroom walls, or in the large stairwell of my home. Now I just need to come across a ream of nice paper that won't yellow in the sun.

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