To "draw" various animals with a certain font was started to me few
years ago. The font is Hermann Zapf's Zapfino it's alligraphyc
appearance contains every advantage of a handwritten-ness that's why
the bystander's first impression is a dynamic brush drawing instead of
letters and when the viewer gets closer to than see the characters as the
components of the animal. Every job starts with a summary interpretive
drawing of the spectacle. Zapfino allows that convert my drawings into
anatomically correct graphics.
My interest towards the special, unusual use of the letters to the
experimental typography was started douring the secondary school. I
made my first animals at this time without live view, and without prior
research. In this regard, my expression can be unique.
The animation is shown the motion of the cheetah in 115 frames. The
space obtained by adding the calligraphic letters, pronounced
unstressed alternation. The primary thing for me was to express and
give back the character of the continuous movement of the animal and
its character as much as I can.
If we think about it, the letters were simple visual signals and they
evolved and been simplified over time, become more and more abstract
initial version of themselves. Then the man systematized, adapted them
to each other. All I'm doing is nothing more than separate the letters
from it's meanings and I reuse them as a new abstract visual elements,
with new meanings in new contexts.
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