Zim and Zou on PCDaily

Two lovely alphabets surfaced this week. The one at the left is an Easter font from Zim and Zou (Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann), a French duo that usually stick to paper sculpture for their very famous illustrations.

This polymer work (they say plasticine but I refuse to believe it) is overgrown, lush and inviting. Their illustrations look like they should be tried in polymer and I wonder if we’ll see more of their work in this vein.

Raku on PCDaily

The second alphabet is from Raku Inoue who developed a charming monster alphabet. This Canadian artist was born in Japan and he uses polymer as a way to bridge the gap between painting and photography.

You simply have to scroll down through his bio that explains how he went clazy, as he calls it. His videos give you an even more intense look at his process.

I saved these sites until Friday so that the extended browsing they require wouldn’t interfere with your work or home life. I was entranced by these masterful storytellers and you may be too. Enjoy your weekend.

  • reply Nevenka Sabo ,

    One word: AWESOME!!!

    • reply Jeannie Havel ,

      How fun are these alphabets??

      PS – I love the jazzy navigation bar you added. Looks great!!

      • reply Dorothy Siemens ,

        Oh, Wow! These are simply amazing! I’m going to have a good time this weekend exploring these sites. Thanks, Cynthia!

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          • reply Tory Hughes ,

            Excellent! How inspiring, too. A great challenge to set up perhaps? Thanks, Cynthia! As an old letter-forms and logo design artist, I’m totally charmed by these…

            • reply Alison ,

              Wow! Wonderful! I will be sure to return to these sites again and again. Thank you!

              • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

                These are incredibly interesting–love the animation too!

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