Artist Andreas Scheiger Envisions the Birth of the Alphabet

By: Meghan Young - Jul 23, 2014
References: neatorama
The series 'Birth of the Alphabet,' takes such a concept literally; it is filled with embryonic typography that will have people cooing as though they are looking at the fetuses of human babies. Although slightly disturbing as well, it is undeniable that some kind of protective emotion surfaces when looking the embryonic typography, which is not necessarily the point.

Created by artist Andreas Scheiger, who created a series of surgically dissected fonts, the embryonic typography was handmade out of polymer clay, which was then colored and coated with resin. They were then placed in large glass bowls Scheiger found at the flea market. Filled with gel wax, the embryonic typography was suspended in the middle of the bowl.