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 how graphic designers build up their typefaces.  From the essential structure of each letter (e.g. the shape that makes up an “A”) I infer the skeletons of each creature. From these skeletal structures I then imagine the overall bodies of these creatures. I imagine each creature to be fully free-standing, mobile and independent, just like real living animals.

Instructed by Anastasiia Raina.

November, 2018

Letter samples: A, G, M, Z

Archaelogical site