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A Typeface Made Of Exploding Virtual Paint

If you are like me, you have spent countless hours on dafont.com or 1001freefonts.com browsing through hundreds of typefaces, if you can call them that. While digital media continue to evolve and become more accessible to the masses, fonts have been slow to adapt … until now.

According to FastCoDesign: “The project is the work of Skyrill.com, two enterprising brothers based in Manāma, Bahrain. ‘I really love how fluids look when floating in the air like raindrops, or splashing as they hit the ground,’ Hussain Almossawi tells Co.Design. ‘That made me want to work along the lines of mixing typography and fluids.’ After exploring several visual approaches, he and his brother, Ali, settled on paint bursting under high pressure.”

The letterforms also exist as a collection of short films, shown below. The liquid fills an invisible molding that, once full, disappears resulting in an explosion. The explosions are controlled by tweaking the parameters around pressure and gravity levels.

Type Fluid Experiment “A” from Skyrill.com on Vimeo.

Type Fluid Experiment “Z” from Skyrill.com on Vimeo.

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