Björn Johansson’s Garamond Corpus

Garamond Corpus Bjorn Johansson (5)

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Stockholm-based graphic designer/illustrator/typographer extrodinaire, Björn Johansson, has recently unveiled his latest anatomical typography project, Garamond Corpus.  What began as an exploration into the literal nature of typeface anatomy, has turned into a truly cohesive anatomical deconstruction of typography.  What I appreciate about Björn is his attention to detail and the cleanliness of his designs.

Björn explains his inspiration:

My purpose was to examine the individual letter, its shape and typographic qualities. Our letters have many characteristics comparable to the human: there’s big and small letters, thin and fat, there’s an indication of movement in the italic letter and every upper-case letter has a younger sibling, the lower-case.

Within the field of typography we have a definition for the different parts of the letter which is called the anatomy of the typeface and partly reminds of our own anatomy: the letters have arms and legs, eyes and ears, spines et cetera.

View more of Björn’s work on his Behance!

5 thoughts on “Björn Johansson’s Garamond Corpus”

  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch because I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this issue here on your blog.

  2. This is amazing! Where can I purchase a copy of the posters? They are no longer on Moderna Museet’s webshop (Swedish Modern Museum)

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