unique typography + intricate paper crafting = Sonya Dyakova’s Paper Alphabet
Sonya Dyakova is associate art director at Phaidon Press. Her beautiful Paper Alphabet featured on the cover of their publication ‘Sculpture Today‘, and immediately caught the attention of the design world. Wallpaper* Magazine awarded it ‘Best Typeface’ earlier this year in their annual Wallpaper* Awards.
It’s the perfect balance – uniquely hand-made, yet precise and uniform. I love the sense that three dimensions are springing out of the flat page. I love how the shadows cast by each raised shape play as much a role in outlining each letter as the paper itself. I love that it looks like an architectural model. I love it’s right angles. I love white on white. aaahhh.
Wallpaper* (Feb ’08) called it ‘a blast of analogue… in a world of digital slickness’. Couldn’ta put it better myself.