The #StoneCarvedTweets Project
Never before in history was there so much data flowing around and communication streaming across the
globe as today. Modern internet and mobile technology allows people to spread their words within a matter
If it is so easy to communicate, how does that influence the content of the messages?
This question is the starting point for Autobahn and Richard Wendling’s #StoneCarvedTweets Project.
The project shows what happens when you mix a stream of Twitter messages (tweets) with a highly contrasting
communication form: carving texts from stone.
The untitled typeface by Dutch architect and Benedictine monk Dom Hans van der Laan is used for stone carving the Twitter messages. Autobahn is digitalising this typeface and has extended the font with several new glyphs, such as the numerals 0 to 9 and, obviously, the @- and #-glyphs.
An ongoing Twitter stream (#stonecarvedtweets) is the input for Autobahn and Richard Wendling to carve texts.
New tweets are printed and placed in the stone carver’s ‘inbox’.
The start of the #StoneCarvedTweets Project took place during the ABC Urban Arts Festival on June 26th at
Amsterdam (NL) with a live stone carving performance by Autobahn and Richard Wending.