Thursday, 29 September 2011


Dissolve-Dictionary definition:
  1. (v. t.) To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.
  2. (v. i.) To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.
  3. (v. i.) To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.
  4. (v. t.) To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
  5. (v. t.) To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
  6. (v. t.) To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
  7. (v. t.) To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.
  8. (v. i.) To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
  9. (v. t.) To relax by pleasure; to make powerless
Looking at different ways of trying to make an already existing type face become effected by the word 'dissolve'.  The obvious idea is to have the letter become seperated and disintegrate, however there are subtle approaches that you might not even be able to tell has been effected by the word without an explanation.

Both taken from google images.  These aren't especially focusing on the word 'dissolve' but it does show some form of 'dissolving', to be liquefied- to break the continuity.  It focuses more on the impact of water and ink, running the colour etc.
Ideas I had to try and display 'dissolve' through hand made, black and white guidelines included a melting letter, using water to run the pen ink.  A fading letter, only half of it drawn.  Another was to break the letter into small pieces as though it is gradually seperating.
Another less obvious example of dissolving is this:
The text is being disrupted, it is broken up, it is fading into something indistinguishable.

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