Fossil Typeface

This project is about the genealogy of language. It's about language as a record of the changes of time, and letters and words as pieces of evidence and artifact from which we can infer our own past history.

This project also grows out of my interest in the way that graphic designers build up typefaces.  From the essential structure of each letter I infer the skeletal system of each creature. I imagine each creature to be fully free-standing and mobile, just like real living animals.

Instructed by Anastasiia Raina.

November, 2018

Letter samples: A, G, M, Z

Archaelogical site