bubble wrap typography by lo siento
bubble wrap typography by lo siento bubble wrap typography by lo siento
sep 04, 2012

bubble wrap typography by lo siento

‘+81 magazine’ cover design by lo siento



spanish graphic design studio lo siento conceived the cover for japan’s +81 magazine, where the artist injects bubble wrap blisters with colored water to spell out the issue’s subject ‘next creativity’.  the work is amongst a diverse range of typographical explorations – moving beyond the traditional realm of 2D to design for various identities and projects. ‘4D type’ is one concept that sees the idea of lettering to become viewable from all angles, or ’empo’, which is an alphabet created as part of an identity for an osteopathy office informed by the human body.



the artist injects colored water into the blisters to spell out ‘next creativity’ – the subject for that months issue


promotional example of the concept


process image of the bubble wrap typography


detail image of the filled blisters


the final outcome of the cover design


’empo’ typography design – informed by the human body


‘4D typography’ – a type that can be seen from all angles


the lettering design is the result of intersecting, in an orthogonal way in space, two extrusions of the same character


the type can be read from minimum two different positions


album cover art for the band ‘pinker tones’


the design is created from carefully layered acrylic


the work creates a candy-like aesthetic


the piece spells ‘live in stereo’

  • really an eye opener
    thank you

    Paedra says:
  • Like the colors and the ideas.

    TATTOO-LY says:
  • Love the art work you have done. Pretty inspired.

    Gabriela Zacarias Graphic design says:
  • great idea!

    siji says:
  • I saw it few years ago –
    [url=http://www.curbly.com/users/shari/posts/6546-bubble-wrap-screen] bubble wrap [/url]

    nim says:
  • And which one do you think is nicer nim. That was rhetorical btw. Don’t answer.

    fanofflan says:
  • Amazing!!!

    Olu says:
  • i love the idead of seeing letters the same at every angle!!!

    lil says:
  • Very, very nice typography!!
    We like it a lot!

    [url=http://www.visueel-adv.be] Visueel Advertising [/url]

    Visueel Advertising says:
  • Wow! This is great! I like the little blue crystals so much! So perfect for creative designing! The ideas here are great as well. I love this post so much! Thanks for posting!

    darcy hubbert says:
  • Does it bother anyone else that the alphabet skipped the letter U?

    Calais says:
  • “U’ must be joking….

    Pasha says:
  • This is cool

    Doug Asker says:

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