Jean-Benoit Levy
Hand Signs

Jean-Benoit Levy

San Francisco, CA
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Hand Signs
Illustration
33.5″ × 50″
2014


Studio AND observed the infinite visual world of hand signs, collected and reorganized them into various families. The choice of the motives, based on common gestures and universal hand codes was the start to redraw them into one graphically unified style. The collection of about 200 hand signs was transformed into a font. Logically this typeface starts with the “Manual Alphabet for the Deaf” and expands over two cuts called H-and-S regular and H-and-S full. It can be found at the online foundry myfonts.com. Among other projects, a book, a poster, an animation have been created around this visual material.

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