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    An experimental typography workshop where we created different tangible typefaces using glasses, biscuits and fabric.
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Tangible Typography 
Typographic installations made with everyday objects.


This was a workshop conducted at IDC, IIT Bombay as a part of Typoday, 2015. Working with a group of 32 students, together we generated four installations using everyday objects and also exploring space. There different groups worked with 'Cutting Chai' glasses, biscuit packs and fabric respectively to create the installation.

While the first two groups used pixelations as a method for creating a font with glasses and biscuits, the other two had to explore space and write a word with fabric. The results were quite interesting.


A quick presentation with images and references that give the participants some hints, some ideas and a thought to begin the workshop with.

Pick one, to find out which material you are working with.
 
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Using a graph and photos to make quick scribbles in order to plan out the proportions of the installation.

Pradnya Naik - is a typeface designer, she stepped in briefly to guide the students in the early stages of the workshop.

The neon pink fabric was extremely flashy, hence the students made a connection with Neon signs across a metro city.
And they decided to pick words from the Mumbaiyya - Hindi lingo as an inspiration to create their typographic installations.

Giant stitched typography!
The word spelt here is 'Abey' in english it literally means 'Hey...' Feel free to add anything after this exclamation.
This group created the word 'Item' by hanging the fabric - in the Mumbai slang 'Item'  means Hot Chick!
 
These coasters was used for the installation made with tea glasses - along with biscuits spelling the word 'Gup - Shup', which means chit chat in Hindi.
The installation getting deconstructed slowly when people come and pick a glass of tea and a pack of biscuits - until nothing is left.