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Light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne

I recently completed a project combining my love of typography and my fascination with 3D printing. The experiment was a project that turned hand waving gestures into a 3D object. It started as a simple idea to make one light streak character into a 3D object, then I decided to take it further and develop a full working font suite to give away free.

All the characters are made from photographing light streaks generated from my iPhone using 3.5 second exposures in darkness. You can view the project and download the free font here.

light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne
light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne
light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne
light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne
light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne
light streaks turned into a font by Marcus Byrne

About the author

Marcus is a multidisciplinary graphic designer based in Melbourne. He specialises in Photoshop Retouching and 3D Type. Discovering new music, technology, art and odd things makes him tick. In his spare time he works on independent projects including travel and portrait photography, album covers, music videos and writing Photoshop tutorials for international magazines. See his work here: http://www.behance.net/mobdesign