Cutting edge paper typography experiment

Check out the type creations Kelli Anderson presented to Typo San Francisco - all created from paper and all stunningly original.

paper typography

The subtle paper-on-paper approach makes for some stunning typography

Kelli Anderson loves typography. Speaking at Typo San Francisco earlier this month, the subject gave her an excuse to try something that she had always intended to play with - paper. For each slide in her presentation, she came up with a different, semi-legible strategy for making a different type of paper lettering.

Kelli used the form of paper to render the image of the type, rather than using paper as a substrate for ink. She did break that rule once, using ink for one of the creations but most of the lettering experiments are white-on-white; sticking to the 'paper-on-paper' ambition.

This is where subtle typography triumphs. By using this minimalist approach, Kelli has crafted something really beautiful. Looking into the extensive detail and rendering of the font experiment makes us think Kelli must have had to have a hell of a lot of patience for the project. You only have to look at the final images to see it was all worth it.

paper typography

paper typography

paper typography

paper typography

paper typography

paper typography

paper typography

See more inspiring typography on the Kelli Anderson website.

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