Letterform Variations explores the infinite possibilities of grid-based letterform construction
Letterform Variations, an ongoing exploration by graphic designer Nigel Cottier, delves into the construction of letterforms using fundamental grid and shape-based systems. The study aims to unlock the potential of these systems in generating an extensive array of diverse alphabetical outcomes.
Cottier meticulously constructs modular systems within expansive design spaces, enabling the creation of an almost boundless range of outputs. However, what truly sets his work apart is the thoughtful selection process that follows, where he categorises and refines his results into skillfully crafted and visually pleasing representations of alphabetic forms.
Contained within the pages of this voluminous book are the 19,840 letters meticulously crafted by Cottier thus far, all derived from a single, straightforward framework.