The Birth Of The Alphabet

Before there is a font there are letters and an alphabet, but where do letters come from? According to artist Andreas Scheiger they go through an embryonic stage before they become part of the written word.

You may remember Andreas as the guy who created a gruesome series of typographic surgery sculptures, but this time his series "Evolution of Type" reveals how letters are created, instead of how they meet their end.

Andreas sculpts the letters out of polymer clay, colors and coats them with resin, then suspends each baby letter in a glass bowl filled with gel wax, to complete their signature fetal look.

-Via DesignTAXI


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