Thursday, August 5, 2010

New York Contributor’s Party

On July 22 we had a small shindig in our studio celebrating our New York contributors. It was good to meet them outside of the digital realm. Next up is getting our New York launch party plan.

Contributors Jay Bell, Wyeth Hansen and Bela Borsodi

Emily preparing the music playlist before the party.

Amber Bravo who wrote and crafted all of the informative captions and Andrew Sawyer who interned with us last summer and helped collect the digital material for the book. They look so happy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

“I can not believe the news today”

Jocelyn Cottencin, one of our 3D Typography contributors sent us his project of an art installation that took place in Pau, France this past March. There were a series of performances one in which students wearing sandwich board signs would move about the city and meet up at specific times to form words.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ella Young / Box Alphabet

Ella Young a recent graduate from Bath Spa University in the UK sent us her box type that she completed in her final year at school. The typeface she created from her experimentation was then applied to a fictional campaign for a removal company playing with the emotions of moving house. She says via email “it was a lot of fun to make, and I ended up with so many boxes.”

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Performance of #StoneCarvedTweets

Here’s some photos the #StoneCarvedTweets performance from the American Book Center’s Urban Arts Festival! Check out more from Autobahn and the ABC.

Lance Schmittling, Jennifer Higerd, Dominic Flask

Today we received an experimental type project from graduate students Lance Schmittling, Jennifer Higerd, Dominic Flask from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. The projects were part of a 100 page book split into three sections: rules and guidelines for typography, history of typography, and experimental typography. “It was a blast to work on, and the book was given out to undergraduate students for reference” says Lance.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Heart Made Of Sound / Jonathan Zawada

3D Typography includes photo stills from the music video for the band Softlightes’ Heart Made of Sound. Art director Jonathan Zawada uses found objects like silverware, rubber gloves, sugar cubes and floppy disks, among other things to create letterforms. Check it out!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tate Modern Book Shop

My husband Mike is in London today and sent Emily and I this picture showing only 2 books remaining at the Tate Modern book shop. According to our editor, Buzz Poole, a few weeks ago the book was prominently displayed on a table. Good news that it’s out in the world and people are buying it. On a slightly humorous note we’re in good company with the Emil Ruder book to the right! 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bavarian Pretzel Alphabet by Antonio de Luca

At last it appears that 3D Typography is out in world. It really feels like it’s been forever. Emily and I are now receiving emails and it’s really fun to hear the responses. We recently got one from Antonio de Luca based out of Amsterdam. We wished we had seen this project earlier. Apparently a very hungry Antonio chomped Bavarian pretzel’s into an alphabet except for the letter “T” and “Z”. Now there’s a challenge. (Photographed by Gunter Bieringer)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

3D Typography Booklaunch at American Book Center and #StoneCarvedTweets

At the American Bookcenter’s Urban Arts Festival, Dutch design agency Autobahn will present the booklaunch of 3D Typography and exhibit a new project: #StoneCarvedTweets.

The pace of modern communications is very high. Twitter is a good example. Anyone can let everyone know what he / she is doing in 140 characters at any moment. Autobahn reflects on this fact by connecting Twitter with a highly contrasting communication method: text cut from stone. We expand the font of Dutch architect and typographer Dom Hans van der Laan with numerals 0 to 9, the @ - and # sign. A Twitter Stream (# Stonecarvedtweets) is the input for us to cut. We will print the messages and places them in the ‘inbox’ of the stonecarver(s).

Send your message now! We’ll post photos of the event and the carvings.

ABC Urban Arts Festival
Saturday, June 26
Spui, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13.00hrs to 18.00hrs

With Dennis de Groot, Donna Wilson, Martin Jones, MACHINE, Makim, Buzz Poole, Loulou and Tummie, Matthijs Kamstra and many others.

Monday, June 14, 2010

3D Typography in Fast Company!

Really great review on Fast Comany’s site. Check it out! With really great shout-outs to our amazing contributors, thank you!
Amandine Alessandra

Clotilde Olyff

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FILE magazine

FILE Magazine is a bi-annual publication featuring a broad selection of visual communication in the fields of graphic design, art, photography, fashion and moving image. Beautifully presented in a 30 x 39 cm hard cover with a full colour 52 gsm newsprint stitched inside. Each issue is accompanied by a DVD featuring short films, music videos and documentaries. A magazine to Watch & Read. FILE Magazine is art directed and edited by 3D Typography contributor Thorbjørn Ankerstjerne and Fabio Sebastianelli. FILE issue 3 is available now— check it out!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


A new piece, Rethink, by 3D Typography contributor, Anna Garforth.

More about the piece from the artist... ‘To think again about (something such as a policy or course of action), esp. in order to make changes to it.’ This piece was located infront of two main resources we heavily depend upon, gas and water. The word communicates a need to rethink about what we consume and how we consume it.

Here for Good

Directed by Stefan Sagmeister, with Andrew Byrom’s Letter-Box-Kites. Both are contributor’s to 3D Typography.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Claire Morgan at MAD

Claire Morgan, a contributor to 3D Typography has a piece in the Dead or Alive exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design. The show is on view from April 27–October 24, 2010.

Claire Morgan,
On Top of the World,
Bluebottle flies, spider, nylon, lead, acrylic,
70 7/8 x 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Standard Format Clock

70 workers are building a wooden 4 x 12 m “digital” time display in real time: a work that involves 1611 changes within 24 hour period. Seamlessly documented and shot on video, a 24 hours movie or clock is now available to synchronize with your computer!

Standard Time is an artwork of Mark Formanek, realized by Datenstrudel. The project is featured in 3D Typography.