Still Life Comes Alive

Winter 2010

3d design · papercraft

creative direction:
Kyosuke Nishida

art direction:
Brian Li · Sean Yendrys

Dominic Liu · Stefan Spec · Duc Tran

Life-sized typographic installation using thousands of pieces of paper folded and glued together to form the sentence that describes and illustrates the concept. The topographic shape transitions from the still nature of paper to the mountaneous organic structure, while keeping its geometric character.

The idea started on paper, with sketches and concepts that were translated to the final design on the computer, to the final 3d shape, back to paper. Building the gigantic sculpture was pretty intense and we wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of all the friends who kindly lent a hand, for which we are very grateful.

Exhibited in the FOFA Gallery hallway-vitrine for the Concordia University Design Department End of Year exhibition, during the Montréal Design Portes Ouvertes 2010.

Communication Arts — Award of Excellence, 2011

Published in:
STOP, THINK, GO, DO: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior — by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić. Rockport Publishers, 2012
idN magazine — v18n3 Glitch Issue, 2011
Communication Arts — Typography Annual 1, 2011
Type Player 2 — Sandu Publishing, 2011

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