Abduzeedo Collect Type Faces — Literally
Abduzeedo – the blog by Fabio Sasso, a Brazilian designer living in Porto Alegre (south of Brazil) – has posted 45 Amazing Type Faces, a gallery of typographic portraits. It showcases designs by both professional illustrators and amateur enthusiasts. Unlike hand lettered artwork, these are all drawn with actual type, by scaling, rotating, and overlapping the characters, and arranging them in such a way that a face appears.
Amongst my favourites are the Steve Jobs portrait, and the campaign for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards designed by Steve Yee, art director for Chiat/Day in Los Angeles (see also the animated version of the campaign below). Gui Borchert’s entirely typographical portrait of Obama using over twenty thousand of his words is featured as well. The black-and-white portraits of Dave Grohl, Jay-Z, and the one below that remind me of the fantastic typographic animations on ni9e, the website of Evan Roth, aka fi5e.
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