Birds and Typography
Many birds are waking up every day for this project ... ;-)What and Inspiration Project
In 2008 I started a research around birds combined with typography. The idea is building a typeface (font family digital) that can be used as a fill pattern of vectorial geometric shapes taken by birds. The American artist Charley Harper largely inspired this research.
Feathers' FontThe font creation is based primarily on the evolution of each Latin alphabet letter.
As from the letter evolution, different feathers were designed to arrange the “feathers alphabet”. So that each Latin letter is represented by a different feathery letter.
To the letter design I am using Inkscape (vectorial drawing) and for assemblage, FontForge (digital font software).
Painting works and deconstructionThe work will start from a series of classic digital paintings of South American birds, made with Mypaint and Gimp (software painting tools). From the classic representation I will go through the deconstruction of the subject with the vector drawing, and then I will develop interventions with the feathers' font in these forms, like a pattern. This will create shapes filled with a multitude of types of feathers. In fact for each letter, there will be a different type of feather.