As designers we love typography. Design and typography go hand in hand; always evolving with various treatments and styles. Designers the world over use it in everything from logos to advertisements, packaging, posters and more. It can make any piece of work stand out from the crowd.
Costa Rican graphic designer Tati Astua has taken this passion and put it towards the popular annual 36 Days of Type. For those who aren’t familiar, 36 Days of Type challenges designers and illustrators to create a letter or number each day to express their particular view on the alphabet.
To tackle this challenge Tati used her digital 3D modelling skills, with the help of Adobe Illustrator and Cinema 4D, to create an amazing and unique alphabet. For this year’s 36 Days of Type project, she experimented with a “very different” aesthetic from her previous submissions; last year’s version was created in an entirely dissimilar line drawing style.
And designing this year’s collection wasn’t as easy as ABC. Tati’s pop culture inspired designs that didn’t require render time, like the letter L-shaped pencil, only took about an hour to make. However, more elaborate designs like The Grand Budapest Hotel-inspired H required several hours of effort.
From a UFO to Super Mario Bros., her imagination allows her to create incredible compositions. Take a look at the adorable 3D typography below and view the full project on Behance.
If you want to continue your love of typography, check out an animated typeface that uses bicycle parts. Or perhaps graffiti artist Nase Pop, who created colourful wall type for a previous 36 Days of Type challenge.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.