skyrill design: fluid type font
skyrill design: fluid type font skyrill design: fluid type font
jul 22, 2011

skyrill design: fluid type font

in the ‘fluid type’ typeface by skyrill, each letter can be associated with a splashing, exploding animation

designed by hussain almossawi of bahraini studio skyrill design, ‘fluid type’ is conceptualized as a dynamic typeface, in which each character in addition to being usable as a static letter has its own exploding animation.

the three-dimensional letters were first created in 3D max and then filled with virtual fluid in the realflow fluid dynamics simulator. while the character was filling, almossawi adjusted the gravity and pressure level. afterwards, he released the original shape holding the fluid, allowing the letter to explode and splash around. once almossawi achieved a look he liked for each animation, he adjusted the letter mesh and imported it back to 3D max to shade and render.

almossawi elaborates: ‘each letter required its own process based on what it looked like, [including] a lot of trial and error, sometimes using more that one emitter, at different directions and speeds, and experimenting with how they would collide with each other.‘

… more at skyrill

the full ‘fluid type’ alphabet

animation of the ‘fluid type’ letter ‘s’

animation of the ‘fluid type’ letter ‘r’

‘abc’ rendered in ‘fluid type’

letter ‘c’

‘letter n’

letter ‘w’

letter ‘z’

process of creating the letter ‘z’ in realflow

  • organic type !! the fluids theory

    sylvbouy says:
  • awesome

    caid says:
  • Just when you think there is nothing new!!!!
    I just want to poke and touch them…
    even the colour is yummy.

    mawdster says:
  • omg i want a digital clock with these numbers!!

    holyhofo says:

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