Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An Alternate 3D Univers

Second year design student Sean Loomis takes on a 3D Univers, and deconstructs all 26 letters of the alphabet with hand-cut and folded paper for his recent experimental type project. Using stop-motion animation, he films the distorted uppercase letters with a revolving motion until each one comes into vision, closely resembling Adrian Frutigers' original designs for Univers 59 Ultra Condensed. Nicely synced with a soundtrack by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, (Ok, Across the Universe might have been too obvious a choice), Sean's alternate condensed universe is a great experimental adventure.


  1. I really like Sean's solution. I have made birthday cards from one piece of card, where a few folds get the letters to stand up. Nothing as ingenious (or well crafted) as these though! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The video cannot be viewed in Canada, it states "This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds".


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