Disappearing type?

Sun Helen's picture

I am working on a school project on a photo magasine with the theme of Disappearance.

I am looking for a font that somehow can have some connection with the theme dissapearance.
Maybe a very minimal or experimantal font that plays with the illusion of dissapperance….
anyone have any tips?
would really appreciate it! :)


speter's picture

What format will this be? The first thing that comes to mind is blind embossing.

Renko's picture

Have a look at FF You can read me, where parts of the letters are diappearing, but the typeface itself stays quite visible.

penn's picture

Yes blind embossing came to my mind too.

Or perhaps you might try something like this type: (WORN) where there is such a large contrast between thick/thin that the thins disappear.


Sun Helen's picture

Thanks guys :)

pennANDink: I really like the the WORN typeface , do you know where it's possible to buy it?

speter: That sound like a good idea, but unfortunatly it is a school assignment without any budget, so I'm limited to print.

J Weltin's picture

Disappears in parts …

paragraph's picture

How about a typeface that's not there?

penn's picture

You can order Worn from HERE (5th from the top)


Sun Helen's picture

thanx guys.

I think the UMBRA type kind of symbolises that it´s already gone, and not disappearing.. but maybe I could do some experimemts with taking a typeface like that and making only some of it "dissappear".

pennANDink: I found another typeface that´s free that works with the same kind of principles... :)

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Careful use of History will give you the same possibilites you get with Worn, and a lot more.

Sun Helen's picture

thanks :)

BasDirks's picture

Maybe go with type that is actually disappearing from the world, losing it's relevance etc? Ok probably not, but I thought I'd throw it in anyway. Good luck with your project.

Sun Helen's picture

BasDirks: That´s a good idea, but maybe a little bit too abstract for this project. Could be a fun thing to work with on another occasion.. maybe next assignment should be working on which classic typefaces are dissapearing and why. Maybe a re-design/uppdate project. :p thanx

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