Client: Self initiated
Imagine typography in a three-dimensional form. What would it look like if it were captured within a book?
This work deals with a multi-dimensional content of text referring to the novel “Flatland” by Edwin A. Abbott and portrays the books and text as an infinite space of possibilities. Visual references to a DNA chromatography or a code express the alphabet as the DNA of a visual language. The intention of this work is to be a journey inside a page or a book. It allows the viewer to perceive typography from a different angle and to look into “non-existent spaces”.
Location: exhibited at Mall Gallery/London, St. Brides Library/London and London Design Festival, Lethaby Gallery/LondonTasks: 4 books, 8 posters, 1 animation
Fig.1.1 encloses a convexed page containing a quote of the novel “Flatland”:
“Sphere: ... I am not a plane Figure, but a Solid. You call me a Circle; but in reality I am not a Circle, but an infinite number of Circles, ... , one placed on the top of the other. When I cut through your plane as I am now doing, I make in your plane a section which you, very rightly, call a Circle. ...”
The convexed page is sliced into 300 sections. Each slice is represented by one page of the book. It is divided into 11 chapters.
Fig.2.1, Fig.2.2 and Fig.2.3 enclose three-dimensional letters containing the quote mentioned above. The letters are tilted by 90 degrees and are aligned on one Baseline. The depth of each letter corresponds to its height. The three-dimensional letters are sliced horizontally into sections. Each slice is represented by one page of the books. They are divided into 4 chapters: Ascender, X-Height, Baseline and Descender.
The format and layout of the books and the posters are based on a Fibonacci series. The thickness of each book is defined by the depths of the three-dimentional objects contained within the books (convexed page, letters). The folio is replaced by the depth-measurement of the object in millimeters.