Physical Linguistics

2019

Typeface design, ink on paper

Iconic climbing techniques, a sequence of extreme execution.

Trying to come up with icons for activities like mountaineering, kite-surfing, sailing and rock climbing.

The characters are inspired by these activities:

  1. Ascending Khangchendzonga

  2. Sailing Cape Horn

  3. Windsurfing Hell’s Gate during the Storm Chase

  4. Kitesurfing from Cumbuco to Ceará

  5. Snowboarding Alyeska

  6. Descending Khangchendzonga

The execution of the full exercise is a complete and coherent sentence. It’s physical linguistics.

Simple ink stroke mimicking a mountain

Simple ink stroke mimicking water and sail boat

Simple ink stroke mimicking windsurfer

Simple ink stroke mimicking sliding down with a snowboard

Simple ink stroke mimicking a kite and water

Simple ink stroke mimicking a mountain, but painted from the left side

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