AT De-coration is a display typeface created for a design performance. Its form is based on a secessionist window grid.
The project shows the contrast between Art Nouveau and modernism. Decorations are crucial to the secessionist architecture, while modernism follows function and principles. Therefore, the de-coration is a process of abandoning the core of the design, featuring its visual aspects.
Ornamental letterforms placed on the tiles are surrounding the canvas on which the modernist manifesto is displayed, gradually de-corating the scene.
The project was completed in collaboration with Graff.io Arts.
Photographs by Andy Harper