Exposing the bones of letterforms

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Published:  December 1, 2014
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Based in London, Sawdust is the award-winning creative partnership of Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton. The duo have worked on curious type projects before – including letterforms made of ribbon, dried and digitally altered paint and 3D type for UK Wired magazine. This time, they have playfully manipulated some broken bones into a typographic illustrations for US Men’s Health magazine.

The illustrations – arranged to spell out ‘pain’ – act as an introduction to a series of features about physical suffering, using a strong visual cue that many men would recognise: a snapped, fractured or shattered bone, pinned or held together with metal work, and the punishment of weeks of healing.

As with many editorial illustrations like this, its always amazing to be able to see up close the amount of work and detail put in with something that ends up receiving little coverage on the actual page.

See more of Sawdust’s work here.

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