Eight motors are attached to a spring to show the amount of time it takes to create each letter in the alphabet, bringing them away from the page

‘Mojigen and Sujigen'—meaning ‘one-stroke' in English—is a device made up of eight moving parts all attached to a spring that move to to create letters and numbers. Despite the letters and numbers being two-dimensional symbols, they require human figures to create them. Yuichiro Katsumoto wanted to show the time axis of these symbols and the movement of things that do not normally move.


Below is a video of the 26 letters of the alphabet coming to life:

Yuichiro Katsumoto

‘Mojigen and Sujigen'—meaning ‘one-stroke' in English—is a device made up of eight moving parts all attached to a spring that move to to create letters and numbers. Despite the letters and numbers being two-dimensional symbols, they require human figures to create them. Yuichiro Katsumoto wanted to show the time axis of these symbols and the movement of things that do not normally move.

Below is a video of the 26 letters of the alphabet coming to life:

Yuichiro Katsumoto