The TypographJournals recent #TypographComp allowed me to discover and connect with so many amazing new designers, artists, illustrators, calligraphers and typographers. And I look forward to profiling the outstanding work being made by our community both in print and pixels.
I was weak at the knees when I received this stunning optical illusion alphabet by designer Jin Bae and so contacted Jin to ask him to share with us a little about himself & his work.
I’m a Graphic and UI designer from Mono studio based in Melbourne, Australia. The type of work that I’m involved in is from brand identity to digital UI and creating marketing strategy to support the brand grow. I have a big fond for typefaces and number of my work tries to show the most of the type that is used in the design as much as possible.
About the work
The typeface designed was first, an attempt of trying to create a letter ‘A’ in an optical illusion way out of interest, which I then tried with the ampersand that was a logo mark for a client work that I was working on. It got me very confused while doing it because it wasn’t just about which line should merge where, but the fact that I have set up the angle as isometric view and not all letters could become optically impossible in an isometric view. So the way to find solution for that was challenging but very fun.
The satisfaction of actually completing a letter after all the confusion and how it should work with the set angle was very nice, so it became and ‘A’ to ‘B’ and gradually ‘A’ to ‘Z’ plus ‘&’.