Manipulated Typography Typographic Explorations in Digital and Non-Digital Methodologies
This project is a case study in the manipulation of typography through the use of a digital camera and a non-digital printer — Vivitar Instant Slide Printer. Through the folding, reflection, and crumpling of typographic characters, intriguing and dimensional shapes emerge. These visual forms create unexpected shapes and have depth, and evoke emotions even before the text is read, highlighting the influence of letter shapes on our perception. The primary objective of this study was to generate an aesthetic appeal by exploring expression in three-dimensional space. In line with the words of Gerstner, who states, “the means to create expression is not to be found in spoken language, but rather in all objective possibilities of typographic form”.