Body(type) Specimen




Book, 64 pages
January 2019


The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by French architect Le Corbusier. In an attempt to bring this concept up to date, I decided to experiment with applying my body measurement index to the construction of letterforms. I began by attempting to force an existing typeface to conform to the measurements of my hand. The project evolved into a (body)type specimen tracing extreme body ideals through history, pairing them with typefaces that bear similar visual traits, in an attempt to expose the absurdity of such ideals.


Mark

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