The removal of embedded conventions of letterforms yields an attempt to defamiliarise the form and complexity of existing letters. Attention toward the letter's internal structure and micro-aesthetic details breaks the form apart. As one begins to explore new expressions and meanings, the letter becomes a platform of possibilities for change and reinterpretation.

The program explores type experimentation by applying traditional methods to digital means. It allows for exploration of the endless possibilities inherent in the manipulation of existing forms and, subsequently, provides a new approach to perceiving letterforms. The goal being to encourage a different way of seeing and thinking about letters both on the page and on the screen. (see 'about' page in the program for more information.)

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Web development by José Soares

Form & Counterform

dimensions: 154×210×7 mm
weight: 178 g.
n. of pages: 124
paper size: A5

Typography, Print, Program