Oded Ezer: The Typographer s Guide to the Galaxy presents the typographic
experiments and experimental typography of visionary artist and designer Oded
Ezer for the first time. A pioneer in the field, Ezer is one of the most influential
designers today, who is reinventing the art of typography.
Based in Tel Aviv, Ezer has an almost scientific approach to type design in which
he explores the anatomy of letters and alphabets. His Hebrew and Latin characters
and alphabets are influenced by calligraphy and integrate elements that are
not typical for font design, such as ornamental and organic shapes that resemble
creatures. The book introduces his type art and hybrid typo creatures, including
projects from his Biotypography series. Here, Ezer applies biological systems and
organic livings to create and modify type into hybrid type insects and animals as
well as cloned sperm creatures that are half sperm, half human with typographic
information implanted in their DNA with Typosperma, the latter of which has been
exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Further experiments such as his
Tortured Letters series and Typoplastic Surgeries are included.
In addition to these projects, this monograph also documents elegant and concise
logo designs Oded Ezer has created for international brands and institutions,
as well as his collection of font designs. Oded Ezer: The Typographer s Guide
to the Galaxy also highlights the designer s current work including a collection
of photographs of his lab experiments in the studio, exhibition installations,
sketches and illustrations along with detailed texts about each of his projects.
With a foreword by Paola Antonelli, Curator of the Department of Architecture and
Design at MoMA, New York, this publication showcases a remarkable portfolio of
work and offers a rare insight into Ezer s design process.
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