Oded Ezer Unveils New Typography with a Show at the Virtrina Gallery

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jan 7, 2015
References: odedezer & fastcodesign
Wacky Israeli typographer Oded Exer is back with 'Practical Particles,' a showcase of new typography that he's exhibiting at the Vitrina Gallery of the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel.

Exer borrows fragments from classic pieces of artwork, such as the Mona Lisa, Van Gogh's self-portrait and the Girl With A Pearl Earring, in order to create an eccentric, one-of-a-kind typeface. Mona Lisa's index finger, for instance, is multiplied in the shape of a V, while Van Gogh's mustache is aggregated to form a hairy T. Meanwhile, the typeface for Vermeer's 'Girl With A Pearl Earring' is "all eyes," creating a hypnagogic effect that's pretty disturbing (with a capital D -- get it??).

All in all, Exer's "typographic mutations," as they are described by exhibition curator Reuven Givati, are absolutely riveting.