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Character

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character is a project based in Finland that converts dismantled signs into individual art objects which can be purchased online here. These photos by Johan Warden make the project all the more striking.

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Paper Letters

Paper Letters typography paper

Paper Letters typography paper

Paper Letters typography paper

Letters cut from paper by Jerome Coriger. (via quipsologies)

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London 2012 sculpture made from 31,010 coins

London 2012 sculpture made from 31,010 coins typography sculpture money advertising

London 2012 sculpture made from 31,010 coins typography sculpture money advertising

UK agency PrettyGreen made this awesome sign for Cadbury’s Race Season, a challenge to find the world’s fastest racers including the world’s fastest coin stacker. The work required the expertise of several 2D and 3D artists and took five days to construct utilizing 31,010 coins. Check out the making of video to see how they did it. (thnx, andy!)

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Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer typography sculpture paper

Alida Sayer typography sculpture paper

Alida Sayer typography sculpture paper

Alida Sayer typography sculpture paper

Alida Sayer typography sculpture paper

Alida Sayer typography sculpture paper

Alida Rosie Sayer graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and by the following year had her first solo exhibition. Layering hundreds of carefully sliced screen prints, Sayer creates three-dimensional typographic forms in this series entitled There is no why using quotes from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five.

The series of seven three-dimensional typographic illustrations were shown in their entirety at a solo exhibition titled ‘There is no why’ at Marsden Woo Project Space, Marsden Woo Gallery (London) in June – July 2010. Each piece has been made without any digital processes: every sheet printed using traditional techniques, such as letterpress or screen-printing, and cut or constructed completely by hand.

Really incredible stuff. See also her beautifully sculpted atlas. All images copyright Alida Sayer. (via it’s nice that)

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Still Life Comes Alive

Still Life Comes Alive typography sculpture paper installation

Still Life Comes Alive typography sculpture paper installation

Still Life Comes Alive typography sculpture paper installation

Still Life Comes Alive typography sculpture paper installation

Still Life Comes Alive typography sculpture paper installation

Still Life Comes Alive typography sculpture paper installation

An enormous typographic installation using thousands of paper components by Kyosuke Nishida and Brian Li. The work was exhibited in the FOFA Gallery hallway-vitrine for the Concordia University Design Department End of Year exhibition, during the Montréal Design Portes Ouvertes 2010. View the entire project here. (via type goodness)

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A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition

A 1 Scrabble Designer Edition wood typography packaging games fonts

A 1 Scrabble Designer Edition wood typography packaging games fonts

A 1 Scrabble Designer Edition wood typography packaging games fonts

A 1 Scrabble Designer Edition wood typography packaging games fonts

A 1 Scrabble Designer Edition wood typography packaging games fonts

A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition is a student project by Andrew Clifford Capener in which he proposes the ability to order a game board with customized typography. Yes!

The set would come in the font of your choice or with an assorted font pack. The scrabble board and interior box are made out of solid walnut, and the exterior box is made from birch. Each of the 6 board pieces is magnetized to fit together perfectly and each piece slides nicely into its respective slot in the box and is secured by interior magnets as well. The interior of the exterior box as well as the bottoms of the 6 board pieces are lined with cork, to protect them while in use.

A game board this sexy could reinvigorate an entire industry. Nice work Andrew. (via lovely package)

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Martin Pyper: Pins and Needles

Martin Pyper: Pins and Needles typography string process multiples

Martin Pyper: Pins and Needles typography string process multiples

Martin Pyper: Pins and Needles typography string process multiples

I’m thrilled to share the work of graphic designer Martin Pyper with you. Martin runs a small, award-winning design studio in Amsterdam called mestudio where design, craft, and time-consuming repetition converge to create incredible typographic layouts. I couldn’t imagine how much time these projects consume so I shot a quick email to Martin. As it turns out some work like the “Frontiers of Reality” stop motion clip can take up to a week to complete (though he had to repeat it at a larger scale), while he was able to do the “Boring” type using hundreds of steel pins in just two days.

The fact that it is all so time consuming is precisely the point; it is a perfect antidote to the crazy deadlines and usual design work I do sitting behind the Mac, this stuff slows me down, makes me think about materials, the structure, feeling and way type works in the real physical world, back to the roots of typography before the digital age, but also combined with the digital age.

Pyper’s work isn’t limited to kite string and steel pins though. He has also chosen as a medium sugar cubes, playing cards, and laser-cut paper. Thanks for sharing Martin!

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