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Elph- Type Study 2- Original


Acrylic and Gouache on wood
61 x 69 cm

Elph is an Edinburgh based Graphic Designer and Illustrator, currently studying motion graphics with the hope of making some short animations based on his drawings. Over many years, he has been interested in creating random compositions, using Adobe Illustrator, Flash, After Effects and also to some degree Processing.

The piece created for Thype is a composition generated from 3 typefaces designed by Elph based on his handwriting using only the uppercase characters from A-Z. Building the compositions started out as a method to create backgrounds for graffiti lettering pieces, but over the years they have become the pieces themselves and the traditional graffiti shapes are now used to create flowing abstract patterns. With these processes, the possibilities are almost endless.