36 Days of Type and the Alphabet

Every year 36 Days of Type asks artists, designers, and others to submit typographic alphabet designs during a 36 day marathon. These are from Ben Huynh. Via This is Colossal:

Designer Ben Huynh submitted animated letters for each day of the open call which he combined into a short film. The video presents his three-dimensional type in the form of Mephis-style office supplies, modern furniture, and abstract neon light installations, all set to the song “Sunshine” by Gym and Swim.

What is 36 Days of Type about? Via Quartz:

In a matter of three years, an open call project called “36 Days of Type” conceived by Spanish graphic designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea has attracted a strong following within the design community. Their concept is simple: Assign one letter or number for every calendar day—the 36 days correspond with the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet, plus ten single digit numerals. For each day, any designer, illustrator, artist, or hobbyist can interpret the letterform in an inventive style and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #36DaysofType, followed by the letter or number.

Sans and Goicoecha pick the best entries and promote the winners on social media. Their project’s following on Instagram has swelled to over 64,000 followers this year—nearly triple the number since last year. Famous and emerging designers worldwide participate in the daily challenge, experimenting with hand lettering, calligraphy, computer graphics, animation, claymation, photography, and 3D modeling. Sometimes, they even play with their food.

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