Typography Made from Bones
In 2007 Francois Roberts created a series of work called Stop the Violence. He needed human bones to create his work, and he needed a lot of them.
So he did what anyone needing a lot of human bones might do: asked a company that specializes in disarticulated human skeletons to send him some. A week later he had a container of 206 human bones and was ready to create an alphabet.
In an interview with Salon, Roberts says that each letter took about a day to create “because often after a few hours I wouldn’t be satisfied with the progress of the letter, and I would start from scratch.”
Image: A very skeletal A through I, by Francois Roberts. Via Salon.
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Typography Made from Bones

In 2007 Francois Roberts created a series of work called Stop the Violence. He needed human bones to create his work, and he needed a lot of them.

So he did what anyone needing a lot of human bones might do: asked a company that specializes in disarticulated human skeletons to send him some. A week later he had a container of 206 human bones and was ready to create an alphabet.

In an interview with Salon, Roberts says that each letter took about a day to create “because often after a few hours I wouldn’t be satisfied with the progress of the letter, and I would start from scratch.”

Image: A very skeletal A through I, by Francois Roberts. Via Salon.

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    I want to stare at these all day.
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    what was his beef with bones, I wonder..
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    Super relevant to my interests.
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    oohhh, i love it

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