I hope you’re excited as I am to discover the work of UK artist Anna Garforth who uses recycled and natural media to create sustainable artworks in urban spaces. Living moss into script typography? Leaves into letters? If Colossal bestowed awards Anna would walk away with a heavy post-consumer recycled trophy. (via cmykern.com)
Finland-based artist Martin Bircher has converted a European printer’s type case into an impressive grid of 125 digitally controlled LEDs. Up close it’s only possible to distinguish the abstract flicker of light, however at a distance more complex shapes take form such as news headlines, or even Betty Boop. (via quips)
Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Profits go to the ‘Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’. The oil was collected direct from the polluted beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Love this grass typography by Jenn Maine.
Details are sketchy but this appears to be from a 2006 exhibit in Germany called FashionPunk. More images via Behance.
From the AIGA Archives, a beautiful alphabet designed by Sonya Dyakova for Phaidon in 2007.
The alphabet sprung from wanting to highlight what makes sculpture different from other art forms. By cutting and folding a flat sheet of paper, a three-dimensional alphabet was devised. A considerable amount of effort went into crafting and arranging the letterforms, each one playfully varying in shape, the depth remaining constant.
The legibility of the type is greatly influenced by the angle from which it is viewed. When viewed directly from above, the edges of the paper create outlines, making the letterforms easy to read.
(via meryl friedman)