Oral Alphabet

is a grotesque, three-dimensional typeface modeled after the mouth, frozen in time while enunciating each letter by Japanese designer Takayuki Ogawa. “The mouth alone is able to express many emotions,” says Ogawa, speaking about the impetus for his project, which was presented as his graduating thesis last year from Tama Art University. “For example, in email we use the letter D to create the smiling emoticon :D. But what if we gave similar attributes to letters like B or N which are never used as expression forms?”

More about the project here.

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity, Vienna and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @artf_cksme

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