3-Dimensional Hiragana | what if…

Hideo Kanbara of Barakan Design has embarked on an interesting thought experiment. What if hiragana were 3-dimensional? His website provides an example using the first character of the table, あ (a).


Front view  | click images to enlarge


Top view


Side view (screenshot of an animated rotation)

5 Comments

  1. That’s truly creative. I wonder what it’d be like if each stroke were a different piece.

  2. That’s truly creative. I wonder what it’d be like if each stroke were a different piece.

  3. yea – imagine having to memorize them all in 3D

  4. How about if each stroke were a different piece and a different size? Looks all right until you realize that one stroke is absolutely huge and nearly below the horizon.

  5. good point tudza

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