Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Andrew Byrom: If H is a Chair

Graphic and typeface designer Andrew Byrom, contributor to 3D Typography, recently lectured for Tedx Talks at UCLA about the type he sees in everyday objects and how these observations influences his own letter making. He is on the faculty at Cal State Long Beach and teaches a design class at UCLA Extension.

Andrew sent us this description of the talk via email. “If we allow ourselves to view, and practice, one art-form through the lens of another—and truly embrace the associated constraints and processes—can we open up new and undefined directions for exploration? With this mind-set, ‘If H is a chair’, then what do the other 25 characters look like?”

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Anna Garforth’s “Play More” Installation

Anna Garforth, one of the contributors for 3D Typography, went to The Netherlands in order to install one of her most recent pieces. This piece, like many of her others, is built around the basis of a grid, and spells out “Play More.” “Play More” is part of a larger exhibition put on by KOP, which challenges artists to “[create] temporary change[s] in the everyday view of [the] urban environment.” Through this colorful piece, made entirely out of tape, Garforth is able to stress how “play is an important part of our life… it is a place to relax, have fun and use [one’s] imagination.”