The Fe2O3 Glyphs Project

The Fe2O3 Glyphs Project

30Aug, 2015
Fe203 typeface

The Fe2O3 Glyphs Project

Designer Craig Ward and photographer Linden Gledhill collaborated on a project called Fe2O3 Glyphs, where they used science and traditional printing to create a series of symbols that have now become a typeface.

Ferrofluid was used and subjected to spinning magnetic fields, which created unique hieroglyphic. Each one is different, and that’s what makes this so intriguing.

They also created a complete .otf typeface using this process, designed to question what a typeface is, and what it can be. The typeface has 138 markings and symbols that were made using the process described earlier, then traced as vectors to become a set that you’ll be able to make use of.

Additionally, Craig and Linden created a moveable type printing system that will be used to create a series of one-off prints. “To bring the project full circle, the prints will be created using a mixture of actual ferrofluid and Pantone Pure Black printers ink, so crucially, the printing medium dictates the form of the glyphs, as opposed to the other way around,”.

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