This installation was created as promotional signage for the Cornish College of the Arts branch of the AIGA. Constructed of just over 200 paper pyramids, it was designed, produced, and assembled during the introductory week of classes for the semester. It is a glueless construction, created entirely from folded paper, slots, and tabs. Included are process renderings, as well as all the notes and calculations that went into engineering the pieces.
Each of the pyramids was cut with a CNC Paper Cutter, assembled by hand and installed into the backing grid. The backpiece for each character is a series of slots cut along the edge of each pyramid. Each letter stands at about 30" tall.
The design is composed of eight unique pyramids. Three of the characters were designed on the same grid and exclusively use two sizes of pyramid, but the pentagon was given a unique grid, to generate similar pyramid sizes and repeatable components. The proportions of the base templates were carefully calculated to ensure a centered apex that was at a similar height for each.
Designed + Produced by Robert Baxter
Assembled by Cornish AIGA