Shurong Diao forms air alphabet from her own long locks

5 Posted by - April 30, 2014 - Typography

New York-based artist Shurong Diao has used her hair to craft the entire alphabet of roman letter forms. With her own long locks as the typographic medium, Diao has constructed the lowercase characters by twisting, twirling and stretching it into the various ascenders and descenders that make up the sans-serif typeface. Her body interacts with each letter, overlapping hair and skin to form a visual relationship with each other. Drawing a comparison to a cultural reference, she says ‘I wanted to build a connection between chinese characters and roman alphabet by using different forms of long black hair, just like putting ink on rice paper to draw chinese characters’. (via designboom )

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