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Experimental Typography Series Turns Letters Into Pulsating Biological Forms

In his series "Varicose" designer Ari Weinkle creates a beautiful set of animated letters full of strange textures and organic forms.

by Kevin Holmes
Jun 23 2014, 2:00pm

In his project Varicose, artist Ari Weinkle creates a series of letters that pulsate and morph like organic forms—with a distinctly biological presence Weinkle's typography looks like it's composed of living matter and the name references the twisting and swollen shapes of varicose veins.

Weinkle's typography is far more palatable than starring at someone's legs you wish weren't on show, though. On the Behance page for the project Weinkle notes how it's a collection "based on visceral movement, growth, and texture." He's also created a full color set which are even more stunning and hint even stronger at a kind of microscopic, cellular inspiration.

From the artist's website:   

In my work, I look to break apart and re-appropriate different forms such as the human figure, geometric and organic shapes, and typography. Through the process of fragmenting different entities, I am continually searching for new and unique juxtapositions between shapes, colors, and patterns.

You can check out the series below. 

GIFs via 

h/t Vimeo


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