oo-a: character (work in progress)
23.39″ × 30.16″
My project, oo-a* was inspired by the organic forms made by the cut vines (viticci) in the vineyards near my home. I was intrigued by their spontaneous script-like and character-like shapes. Inspired by this I set out to document and experiment with the results both graphically and typographically. At present I’m working on a simple, uniform alphabet. The three examples here show some of the design stages: 1. Origins, 2. Selected characters in development and 3. A composition inspired by the behaviour of the vines themselves.
*local dialect for uva which means grape.