Bruton typeform has been constructed from studying the Barbican, a powerful brutal structure that is renowned for it’s architectural process ‘Béton brut’. This process involves concrete left unfinished or roughly-finished after pouring and then exposed to dry. The use of béton brut was pioneered by Auguste Perret and Le Corbusier and flourished as a part of the brutalist architecture of the 1960s and 70s.
This investigation was to graphically represent the space of the Barbican. Experiments such as dissecting the floor plans and undertaking 2D to 3D experiments were conducted. This provided shapes and forms completely personal to the space.
The typeface Bruton has been developed to be experienced as an exhibition.
The typeface Bruton has been developed to be taken into a space and represented as an exhibition experience. I want these abstract shapes to be made into sculptures that people can move around, touch and get an essence of the brutality of the architectural style of the Barbican. Here are a few mock up shots of how I would like the exhibition space to look.
I aim to make this space a reality. If you are involved with installations and in a position to collaborate then please get in touch and I can run through my plans.