An Alphabet Made Of Mouths Enunciating the Alphabet

July 22, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Oral:phabet is a font experimentation project by graphic designer Takayuki Ogawa — a three-dimensional typeface, re-imagined with mouths enunciating each letter. Spoon Tamago explains:

“The mouth alone is able to express many emotions,” says Ogawa, speaking about the impetus for his project, which was presented as his graduating thesis last year from Tama Art University. “For example, in email we use the letter D to create the smiling emoticon :D. But what if we gave similar attributes to letters like B or N which are never used as expression forms?” The result, as you can see is a disturbingly realistic serious of mouths, lips, teeth and tongues, all hand-crafted from clay and mounted to a wooden frame.

Wow, font, such shiny, snarling mouths you have! Excuse me while I go have N-I-G-H-T-M-A-R-E-S. (Images: Spoon Tamago)