Artist Reina Takahashi converts the expressive, refined flourishes of calligraphy into an exquisite series of paper types. Against a solid background, the three-dimensional shapes are sculpted with clean lines, twists and wide open cones, sometimes made with a single strip. Takashi tells Colossal that she created each letter and number with the final photo angle in mind to make sure the “floating planes, the popping ribbons, and the precarious balancing acts of paper” all cast the right shadows to complete the character. Check out the entire collection that includes them as part of the popular 36 days type Challenge, along with some of the Oakland-based artist’s commercial projects for companies like The New York Times, Medium and Nintendo her side and Instagram.
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