Type Cycle, an alphabet with wheels

Marcel Piekarski, a British graphic designer specialized in typography, has carried out for several months a project called Type Cycle: a three-dimensional alphabet inspired by the mechanism and movement of a bicycle.

Type Cycle is a typographic work done in 3D


After finishing his university degree in Architecture in Warsaw, Piekarski went to live in London to complete his career with a course called Escape Studios VFX. He has specialized in Motion Graphics, which has allowed him to obtain a permanent job in the FutureDeluxe studio, where he shows his talent day by day, and collaborates with prestigious people in the world of design in places like Mainframe and DBLG.

Type Cycle is an interesting work that has been composed by a 3D source from the mixture of typography and different bicycle parts. Piekarski wanted to remember the circular movement of the wheels of the bicycle creating a version of this typeface in gif format, which shows some dynamism and entertainment, generating much curiosity among the public.

http://morewithlessdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/type-cycle-more-with-less-design-magazine-04.pngTo create this typography, he has kept the skeleton of each letter, which allows the recognition of these, but the less visible or smaller part has made it a structure identical to certain parts of a bicycle to increase the protagonism of that point.

http://morewithlessdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/type-cycle-more-with-less-design-magazine-05.gifThe video presentation of this alphabet is very simple and minimalist, with monotonous and simple movements that respond to the easy mechanism that follows a running bicycle.

http://morewithlessdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/type-cycle-more-with-less-design-magazine-03.pngIt is undeniable that the work of Marcel Piekarski has brought a new point of view very original and creative in the world of typography. Undoubtedly, Type Cycle is a tribute to all lovers of cycling and graphic design.