A few weeks ago I attended a class at MIT called Crafting Type and this is what I made. Over the weekend we went from hand sketches to a working .otf font. I was not able to finish all 26 characters but I did manage to make “hello”.
Yesterday was the Brand New IDEO make-a-thon. My submission was a wood block solution 49 squares of popler laid on their sides. In the final version the long grain formed the letters and the edge grain formed the squares. Looking forward to see where Michael and the rest of the Brand New IDEO team take things.
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