November 2010 Typeradio held a two day workshop in cooperation with Indra Kupferschmid and 12 students of the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste (HBK Saar) in Saarbrücken, Germany. Each student was assigned a typeface designed by a Dutch designer with the question ‘How do you interpret the typeface into a one minute sound piece?’
The resulting 12 sound pieces were the starting point of a new workshop in collaboration with Jan Willem Stas and 12 students of the Type and Media master coarse, The Hague, The Netherlands. Each student was allocated an (anonymously labelled) sound piece and their challenge was to ‘create a typeface inspired by the sound’. The results were quite a surprise!
1) Original typeface: Pinup by Pieter van Rosmalen
2) Sound piece by Carmen Nistor
3) Chinese whispered typeface by Sun Jung Hwang
Dita Von Teese, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque are just a few inspirational terms that Sun got from her sound fragment. She thought of feminine curves, red high heels and layering in clothing and used these various elements as a starting point. The showing and stripping are the base components she focussed on while making the typeface. She teases the user by making a layered font, which can be stripped of it’s layers. Step by step.
left: Pinup by Pieter van Rosmalen, right: Chinese Whispered Pinup by Sun Jung Hwang
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