virtual typography

The Studio for Virtual Typography was founded in London in 2005 following a business development grant provided by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). This initiative has evolved from a practice-based research into the effective use of typography in the context of multimedia and visual communications. Instead of simply increasing the pace of communication, we may want to focus on the aesthetic impact time-based information has on the recipient. I prefer if people do not just scan typographic information, I want them to experience it. The work featured on this web page is largely artistic in nature. Enjoy.

Click onto the thumbnails below to explore the works in better detail. The movies you will get to see range in length between a few seconds to three minutes. Note that some use sound.

virtual typography
A book that I published about the topic in 2009. Click on to the cover to access your free PDF copy.

a diptych, a typographic portrait of two people
oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50cm per panel
Singapore, 2020

discussions over dinner
generative typographic patterns designed in collaboration with two colleagues and final-year students from LASALLE College of the Arts.
Award of Excellence, NY Type Dir
ectors Club, 2018 

poetic motions
my first solo exhibition in Singapore
Curation: Supernormal
August 2017

Sometimes (I hit the nail on the head but mostly I don’t)
in contribution to the Wood, Paper, Cloth exhibition at the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, 2016

The (not so) Great War
exhibition installation in London, UK
production: Physical Pixels, London, UK
October 2014 to January 2015
Award of Excellence, NY Type Directors Club, 2015

“W” as in Water
not sure what to say about this — quite large about 130 cm wide

a series of three sculpted screen prints, 46 x 36cm
visualisation of philosophical reflections gathered during a visit to Taiwan
Taiwan, 2010 / London, UK, 2012-2013

“B” as in Buddha
sculpture, Wellingtonia wood, height approximately 55cm
London, UK, 2012-2013

through the rear-view mirror
digital animation designed to run in a three-minute loop
exhibited at the ICOGRADA World Design Congress 2009, Beijing, ChinaWorld Design Congress 2009 in Beijing, China

job done
a series of workshops in experimental typography
Vilnius, Lithuania, Cairo, Egypt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

clear resin cast
diametre: 20cm

London, UK, 2008

a series of limited edition prints the appearance of which changes depending on the viewing angle.
122 x 80 cm, London, UK 2007-2009

loss of love
digital animation designed to run in a one-minute loop
the less I got to see you the more I came to love you
the more I came to love you the less I got to see you

London, UK 2007

screenprint, figurative typography, 2008
40 x 50cm

towards an identity
a public art / branding concept exhibited at Croydon
London, UK, 2003-2004

Text in (e)motion
This was my first peer-reviewed paper on emergent typography, which I authored for Sage Publishing in 2005. You can access it by clicking on to the thumbnail on the left.