Sunday, November 22, 2009

Matter of Life & Death

Life and Death are the same face of a tossed coin, depending on how it lands and how you look at it. At least so one might interpret while examining this intriguing bit of typographic design by C.E. Krausie.

Shown are the 180 degree views of the very same lovely device.


mac the fork said...

I have a copy of this artwork for many years, at least 20 years, and always admired it and wondered who was responsible for it's creation.
Do you have authentication of the artist? It is a brilliant bit of calligraphy: i always understood it to be the work of a student who submitted it as an entry for a competition on the theme 'opposites'.

I have made a (crude) 3D animated version for my own amusement, and always wanted to find the author to get permission to work on it more.

Good blog, keep up the good work.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hi Mac—

This great bit of calligraphy was published in a science magazine, back in the '80s, with the creator's name credited. It's possible that this was part of a competition under the magazine's guidance, but I can't be sure of that.

Anonymous said...

Here's the artist: according to the comments on this NPR story.

mac the fork said...

brilliant links. cheers to that