Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Belles Lettres courtesy of Avant Garde Magazine No. 14 (1971)

Some of us grew up watching Sesame Street. I remember seeing sped-up footage of kids in brightly colored outfits laying in formation to create letterforms under a vertically-locked camera. It was nice (for kids), but this concept shoot by Ed van der Elsken, Anna Beeke, Pieter Brattinga, Anthony Beeke, and Geert Kooiman blows it away! Look at how two girls were used for thick strokes and only one for thin strokes. Elbows, feet and hair were used to create spurs and serifs throughout. Gorgeous! (click images for a larger view)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

gorgeous! I've been looking for this, thank you so much for posting :)