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Ryo Shimizu Creates Immense Stories that Crumble from Gallery Walls

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CNJPUS TEXT is the latest work from Tokyo-based artist Ryo Shimizu. The text is formed by using strokes borrowed from Chinese characters and then restructuring them into letters of the Roman alphabet. Via artist a day:

Shimizu is influenced by Japanese traditions and practices–the relationship between history and modern society and between the self and other people. His work ranges from photography to three-dimensional objects and installations.

This appears to be his third and largest in a series of text-based installations dating back to 2009. (via artist a day, sweet station)

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Anamorphic Typography

London-based graphic design student Joseph Egan created this fantastic anamorphic typographic installation at Chelsea College of Art & Design, using the works of Felice Varini as a jumping off point. The video really drives the whole idea home, I would love to see something like this in person. (via kastormag)

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New Hand-Cut Typography from Bianca Chang

Sydney-based designer and paper artist Bianca Chang (previously) creates beautifully complex typographic sculptures by sequentially cutting shifting forms out of dozens if not hundreds of sheets of paper. Once stacked, the three dimensional letterforms are born. She recently recorded this great stop motion piece for Sydney’s A4 Paper Festival. I’m really excited to see her work progressing and can’t wait to see where it leads her. (via picked by six)

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A Modular Typographical Bookcase by Saporiti

Holy awesome bookcase batman! Designers Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti of the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti have created this beautiful bookcase system that allows you to spell custom words and phrases using modular bookcase letters. If you liked this, see also the Alphabet Bookshelf by Lincoln Kayiwa. (via illusion, fasels Suppe)

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Visual Alphabet with Books

Design student Sónia Lamêra of Portugal designed this fun alphabet using photographs of old books stood on end.

Update: Via Facebook I just learned about a similar project by design student Bryan Ku who made this poster for the Festival of Books. (thnx, edsel!)

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Stick & Stones

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This wonderful 200 foot (63 meter) mixed-media mural reading “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will always save me” was recently installed in Adelaide, Australia by street artist ABOVE who fell while working on the installation, breaking his scapula in two places and suffering a concussion that required two hospital visits. Luckily he wasn’t working alone and a number of other talented artists helped to complete the project including illustrator and wood-carver Chris Edser, designer Tristan Kerr, public artist ANKLES, and Joshua Fanning. A big thanks to photographer Jonathan VDK for providing his images for the post. Definitely click the panorama thumbnail above to see the completed piece. (via unurth)

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Bitmap Television Alphabet

Bath-based designer Jack Archer made this fun alphabet using the lit screens of televisions.

A project inspired by the phrase “Turn off your TV” mentioned in a lecture by adventurer Alastair Humphreys. To illustrate this idea I built a shelving unit to house 15 small televisions; creating a dot-matrix grid where individual TV’s could be turned on or off, to produce different letterforms and numbers.

Gotta love that “T”. (via quipsologies)

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