German graphic designer, Andreas Scheiger, has been dissecting typography for his new 3D series, Evolution of Type. Beyond the actual dissections of the letters, he created medical environments suited to the project and took these delightfully disturbing photos.
A letter, a sign suggesting a sound and thus in combination suggesting a world, has to be of organic origin. In this belief I continued to dissect further letters. In some of them, to my utmost surprise, I discovered calcium carbonate skeletons, similar to sea corals. It is only the beginning of my journey into the evolution of letters but I dare to assume conform evolution to mammals at this stage.
The typographic sculptures are made with powder-coated MDF, polymer clay, chicken bones, corals & shells, thread, wire, acrylics and clear varnish to achieve the effect of bone and muscle. A few of the letters are to purchase through Scheiger’s online store for ~$767 USD each. View all of the sculptures (also on clean backgrounds and bookshelves) at Scheiger’s Behance portfolio.