Stereo.type by Ebon Heath

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ebon Heath exhibited a series of typographic mobiles called Stereo.type in Dubai. Heath hand-cuts thousands of letters from Tyvek and assembles them on fishing wire to form lyrics from songs, poems, and other passages of text.

Stereo.type: a typographic ballet

Stereo.type explores the balance between an individual’s internal voice and that consumed via visual osmosis from the surrounding environment. Grown in opposition to urban ‘noise’ created through advertising mediums in the modern day landscape, stereo.type explores the written word.

The fusion between typography and body language in kinetic typographic mobiles. The liberation of type from the two dimensional page to dance a duet with its author. This project has evolved from extensive research and conceptual development to its present incarnation of exhibits, and a soon to be released retail collection. The Typograhic Mobile sculptures give typography a physical form away from the traditional boundaries of a page. Basic geometric shapes burst into theatrical structures of cut letters, choreographed to reflect the kinetic power of language unleashed.

The idea and technique that artist uses fits perfectly into this project. Using paper cut letters and fishing string to illustrate the text of the novel in some eye-catching composition could work really well and could be captured in many different ways using photography. Seems like a very flexible platform that will allow for a lot of creative outputs.


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