Typographic Impressions

This project was a collaboration between myself and the talented, Nathan Dietz.


With or without knowing it, we create impressions on others. This method of type design is meant to reflect both that and the fun, experimental approach to design we both have as designers.

The poster in the video was painted with black thermochromic ink (ink that changes color when heat is applied). The ink was mixed with a transparent matte medium base which is revealed when heat is applied. Heat has become our main medium in creating typographic project. Using a heating tool and our custom-made copper nibs, we repeatedly drew letterforms and text only to watch their impressions fade away.

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