I procured some interesting materials from the interiors group where I work, unfortunately the cork samples where just a few pieces short and the veneer finishes on wood backing had holes in the top that I could not remove. Too bad about the veneer pieces especially, they were lightweight yet had a good density and […]
1. Black Letter Pre 1800’s the calligraphy style of monks who would hand write manuscripts and the font that Gutenburg first used in his moveable type machine. 2. Venetian: Jensen Still closely linked to hand written calligraphic style but one of the first designers to build a letter form based on roman letters. 3. Garalde: […]
Hey is that my WIFI network?
Here is the final project, out in the wild. The real impact of this would felt by people who might happen to recognize the name of their network on this posts. A way to measure this could have been to include a hash tag for those who might want to tweet about it, or offer […]
Release the Monoliths!
These concrete posts have had a little while to cure, it is time to remove them from the safety of their cardboard forms. First one out! Oooops, the first casualty! The wooden stakes sticking out from the bottom of the posts makes me think of popsicles. On to the next step…The installation in the Wi-Fi […]
Wi-Fi Markers – the Creation of Mini-Monoliths
Stone. Marble. Concrete. All solid, durable materials used to display public decrees and political messages conveying a sense of authority and power. Consider the Trajan column in Rome, erected to commemorate the Roman emperor’s victory. The craftsmanship of carefully carved letter forms, prominent placement in the city and the impermeable material all reinforce that this […]
This could be read as ON PARKING depending on where you are standing. When I saw this freshly painted sign it took a minute to register that there was something wrong with it. This is a good example of how repetition of material, placement and message can create a symbol that is understood without reading […]
Home Baked Letter Goodness
I have been thinking about how to get the text impression into the concrete posts that I will make for my independant project. First I was looking at the alphabet fridge magnet collection. However the counter spaces are a little too tight for pressing into concrete and I would like more control over the final […]
I saw a video where they brought invisible Wi-Fi networks to life with a form of light painting created from walking along with a light bar that would turn more lights on as the signal increased. The effect was a light-fence that would peak and recede. This image of this light-fence got me thinking “this looks so […]
Are You Paying Attention?
This is a sign as you leave the Burrard SkyTrain Station. I wonder how many people would notice if I were somehow able to swap out the signs and carefully kept the look the same.
So Much Tension, the Final Chapter
After some carefully timed hammering and muttered apologies to my condo neighbours I am happy to say I have finished my hierarchy word-drawer project. At the grand reveal on presentation day my classmates interacted with the piece in the way that I had hoped. Each “word-drawer” has a different level of tension applied to it. […]