LEAFLING – growing paper
LEAFLING is a new plant object consisting of handmade paper with incorporated plant seeds in the shape of letters and symbols. As soon as the paper pad is moistened, the seeds begin to germinate and grow as green letters or symbols. You don´t need any soil – just water, light and some time.
LEAFLING is an experimental object, designed from an interest in type design via vibrant growth processes, created by the Austrian graphic designer Julian Hagen. Light conditions, germination and seedling development, factors that cannot be calculated, are adopted as design principles that influence the legibility of each letter.
The PenJet uses the movement of the print head to draw with an attached pen, an search of using the limitations and possibilities within the movement of printers. With both the imperfections of handwriting and the preciseness of a machine. A collaboration project of Jaan Evart, Julian Hagen and Daniël Maarleveld.
Proposal for the redesign of the Euro banknotes, in cooperation with Johanna Bayerlein. Our design is based on research into the graphic structures and the respective proportions of colours in the various national flags of the Euro member-states. Based on these results, we have developed a universal raster for the background graphics of the banknotes. The leitmotif we have opted for is farmyard animals. These are familiar across all strata of the population, are geographically and culturally neutral, and have a point of reference to the old value system of bartering from historical eras. In addition, to a certain degree this choice of motif loosens up the dry world of capitalism.
This visual experiment involves replacing the letters in the blocks of text, by means of flying ravens who detach themselves from the layout, bit by bit, and fly away.