I wanted to move away a little from my previous explorations and use materials to engage with my basic practice – Graphic design. I picked typography as a sub-branch and decided to use these two material sets to create new type forms –
1. paper and scissors
2. bubble wrap, ink and syringes.
This exploration was a small starting point and made me think about
What materials, apart from the digital medium, can I use to generate legible and usable typeforms?
The first exploration was to create small alphabet puzzles. I picked T and H because they are highly symmetric letterforms and it would be easier to explore the initial idea with them.
The second exploration included some experiments with a wet medium and bubble wrap. I simply mixed some ink in water and used syringes to inject it into the bubble wrap and see if I could generate legible letterforms. Here in the pictures I have tried to create an ‘A’ and a ‘B’. The result was satisfyingly good. I plan to draw out more letters and keep adding them here.