3D Printing Hangul
Gye Font is designed by Gyehyun Park.
Permission to print the font has been granted by the font designer prior to 3D modeling & printing.
Typography is one of my favorite design topic, and I came across an interesting Korean font that was 3D shaped, named Gye Font. I really enjoyed the Gye Font (계체) and because I liked it too much, I went ahead and created an actual 3D version of the font with Rhino and a 3D printer.
The letters are "놀이시작", meaning Let The Game Begin
The fonts were originally 2D representation of 3D object. In the real world, they defied gravity and I needed a way to hover them in mid air.
After printing the letters in PLA form, I took some time to roughly polish using THF to dissolve the texture down to softer form. Then set a scene with regular black cloth with some masking tape, and clear acrylic to hold and position the letters in piece. I slightly touched the photos to erase tapes and extra plastic pieces.