4D Type: Dimensional Letterforms from Lo Siento

July 10, 2012
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4D Type: Dimensional Letterforms from Lo Siento

Barcelona-based design studio Lo Siento created this dimensional typography for an exhibition. The letters are constructed on an axis that presents two extrusions of the character, allowing the form to be present from at least two different angles, making it ideal for hanging and displaying.

Why 4D Typography?

"An observer searching to enjoy a particular architecture, is forced to move around and through it. The change in perspective generates new spaces in which light acts in different ways. In this case, it is the typography who makes the effort of abandoning its two dimensions to approach the architectural sense. It does not resign with a third dimension; a fourth one is necessary to complete the reading possibilities. By hanging the typography, the reader is allowed to surround the characters in order to understand all their shapes."

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I'm always impressed by those who can think laterally enough to create dimensional objects. It requires some careful planning / foresight to to see how an object will form not just from one angle but from multiple points of view and to take a flat design and concept and bring it to life in real space.

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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