Dan Hoopert Creates an Intricate 3D Font Using Wire

By: Gil Haddi - Mar 4, 2013
References: behance.net & ofpaperandthings.blogspot
For his college project, Dan Hoopert created a 3D font design using thin stretches of wire that take on a structural construction.

Looked at closely, the perfect serif letters have the look of intricately designed building frames, with the curves taking on the appearance of bridges and arches and the straight lines looking like columns and supporting structures. Due to the way the wires are pulled taught across their variously-shaped frames, different letters have different amounts of shading and detailing in them, appealing to those who are interested in the structure of the world around them.

The 3D font by Dan Hoopert creates an interesting visual that explores the shapes and designs of a traditional font style that most people tend to take for granted.