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Tribute to Zuzana Licko

Zuzana Licko is one of my favorite typographers. A series of hers, entitled “Hypnopaedia,” creates designs from the letterforms of her typefaces. The underlying reason for the series is that it illustrates that letters are in and of themselves art, and as such should fall under copyright protection. At present, typefaces cannot be copyrighted.

My take on her design creates patterns based on the letter “y” from her Filosofia typeface, with advancing and receding colors both in the letterforms and the blocks they occupy. The effect is the optical illusion of waves throughout the piece.