elastica

 

This project explores how we view letterforms. I decided to give people a limited amount of tools, ask them to create one letter of the alphabet, and let them work freely. I created a grid using a wood board and 49 nails. This together with a bag of rubber bands are what I let people use to create the letters. I wanted to find out if these sparse materials could enable a new and creative way to make type.

This is a 'type tool' that it encourages play. Since the process can be done over and over, it allows you to think deeper about what a letterform is,  what makes it beautiful and what makes it recognisable.