‘Fossilized’ Typeface By Andreas Scheiger
“The discovery of fossilized letters brings new light into evolution of man.” This might be the latest design news headline. Austrian designer Andreas Scheiger has created an intriguing ‘fossilized’ typeface that looks like they have just been excavated.
“I remember that in primary school we tinkered ‘our own fossil’ with gypsum, leaves and twigs. With a little bit of technical refinement I managed to recreate fossilized letters for the ongoing project ‘Evolution of Type‘. Basically all it takes is much plasticine as a mold, a flat wooden letter, some stones for the fossil´s surface and some chicken bones,” explains graphic designer Scheiger.
Scheiger’s clever concept makes these letters look like they have really just been unearthed. ❚