This decorative typography is inspired by the rainy season in Shanghai. Drizzle brings creates ripples in the river that fade away with time.
Besides the basic font design, I enlisted several kinds of media to present the font.The first one is motion graphics. After selecting several verses related to the rain from Rabindranath Tagore’s poems, I presented the typography in this short video together with Kashiwa Daisuke’s “Swan Song” for piano.
I came up with the idea of using artificial crystal craft and laser engraving techniques. Then, I was actually able to display the typography outside in the rain.
I also made a light box, and used a projector to project my typography and the video.