During the past couple of days in London I’ve been fortunate to get to go visit the studios of a handful of designers that I think are absolutely brilliant. Let’s kick off with the fantastic Lina Patsiou!
While I was there, we spent a lot of talking about her Chromatography Network and Sprayer. The ‘shape of language’ (there’s a photo of it later in this post) is the result that comes out of the chromatography network software which abstracts the alphabet through a series of decoding and encoding. The shape below is the one produced when you input all letter combinations into the software and they are translated into a sculptural, colored structure.
This is the same software that’s used by her Sprayer, which instead translates letter combinations into specific color and spatial coordinates, giving the words you type a physical representation as they are “painted” onto an object. Very neat!
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