Archive for February, 2010

typeface love

February 13, 2010

Last year I sent out a digital valentine (top) to all my students. Later, one of my PRATT students, Emily Wilbur, gave me the most AWESOME gift (above). You probably get it that I love Helvetica. What typeface do you love?

letterpress alternative

February 9, 2010

I wish I had a set of Clarendon metal type.I’ve been trying to find materials to use to make type. Potatoes seemed like a good idea, but they are too wet and hard to carve. Other materials tested include: yoga mat, cardboard, foamcore, arts & crafts foam (this seemed to work the best). I am obsessed with this undertaking. If anyone has any ideas bring them on!


February 1, 2010

I’m thoroughly enjoying teaching ‘What’s Your Type?’ an experimental typography course I developed. Students are constantly asked to think about type in context; as it relates to its environment, how does its meaning change? Last semester we played around with the idea of edible typography in motion. Steve Smith was the mastermind behind the project, check out the process video. All in the spirit of fun and open source!