A project that explores different typefaces and character construction by turning 2D letterforms into 3D models.
Clear acrylic, birch plywood, metal screws
X — 5” H x 6” W x 3” D // M — 5” H x 3.75 W x 3” D
Experimentation with a lasercutter.
This Western-style typeface is physically represented through simple materials—clear acrylic and plywood—and a simple colour palette. The use of wood is inspired by the typeface’s creation as part of the Adobe Wood Type series. The representation is made slightly more modern with the use of the glass appearance of the acrylic, combined with the use of metal fasteners. In using a lasercut method, the decorations and serifs remain crisp and respected.
Though unable to identify this typeface—as it may be a custom logo, or just simply uncommon—the forms of the characters are quite inspiring. The uppercase ‘M’ stood out in particular, showcasing a multi-level design of what seems like a lowercase ‘m’ with extending legs. This particular feature is highlighted by the lasercutting of contrasting (although simple) materials: acrylic for the upper part of the character, and wood for the lower part.