Daniel Eatock had this great idea on his forst day as a graphic design student. He wanted to create a real typography self portrait and asked persons to simply follow these instructions he gave:

Using an ink pad make a print of your thumb in the center of a white page. Enlarge this thumb print on a photocopier to match the approximate size of your face. Place a thin sheet of copy paper over the photocopied enlargement of your thumb print and secure it in place with tape or paperclips. Starting anywhere you wish and using a black ink pen and your natural/everyday handwriting, compose a text about yourself following the contour lines of your thumb print as a guide. Use a light box or window to improve the show-through.
The final result combines a real fingerprint, a real handwritten text and finally the real typography self portrait.


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