A creative mind has no boundary. Its reach is endless and almost soars to far away places which a common person cannot decipher. This endless search has given birth to a new type of origami, i.e. Typogami. Origami deals with making shapes of different sizes, with the help of paper. Typogami is an extension of this technique. It also uses Kirigami, another Japanese art form of folding paper. Thus, Typogami is a blend of these two Japanese art forms.
Originally designed by Dutch studio Calango, Typogami involves visual creativity through folded letters. It, being labelled as a font in printed form, makes letters appealing and visible as if paper folds have been made. Typogami also has effects added to it. One can go about twisting colors, making a fold from different angles, take into account the darkness factor emerging from a shadow and also take the help of shadow diffusion.
Typogami is a change in printed form. It was included in Adobe After Effects CS3 and is also compatible in versions 4 and 5. Typogami enhances the projection of letters. Origami though does not involve the cutting of paper, but from creativity point of view, Typogami is well-liked.
Typogami is available free on Facebook and has two versions of it. One is the Animated version and the other one being Static version. The Static version has three styles to it – front, back and shadow. These three styles can be properly layered on the top of one another to form an entire alphabet. An Adobe Illustrator file contains all the pictographs on a single page and is provided by Calango.
A new creativity for a better visual experience with letters can infuse new energy in the way one uses design to tell stories.