36 Days of Type 2023
Illustration and animation
36 Days of Type is an online project “that explores the creative boundaries of letterforms” as, once a year for 36 days, designers and artists of all kinds create and share their unique take on each letter and number in the Latin alphabet. “The result is a global and simultaneous act that showcases the ability to represent the same symbols from thousands of different perspectives”. There’s some really cool designs out there. There’s a website about it, but you want to go on instagram to see the work.
I’ve been wanting an excuse to spend some time messing about with Adobe’s Fresco app and play with cell animation, to make some short, looping gifs, so that’s what I did. For 36 days. It doesn’t sound like a lot until you are 10 days in and really want to do something else for a little while. But I persevered, and here it is, my collection of 36 letters and numbers in short looping animated form. Yes, I know, some of these are a stretch from legibility. I don’t care.
Click on a picuture to see the marvellous looping action. I wouldn’t go wasting all your data on it though…