Typographic Ballet

Also tonight, our industrious friends over at wk12 and fashion buddha in collaboration with Oregon Ballet have created a dynamic typeface from dance. The font is called Ligne and is based on the physical movements of two Oregon Ballet dancers, Grace Shibley and Lucas Threefoot along with the work of choreographer Candace Bouchard. The dancers were fitted with LED lights, which captured their steps in real time as they danced all 26 letters of the alphabet. Motion-capture was used to record the movements and subsequently form the letters of Ligne.

You can download the typeface here: www.balletfont.com

Tonight from 6-8 pm in the lobby of the Portland Center Stage Armory, there will be a performance of the type ballet. Also live DJ sets from Let’s Go Outside and Mr. Ballistic.

128 NW 12th

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