Archive for the ‘Type gadgets’ Category

HelloZagreb™ pt. 1

We (Aasmund and Ståle) where invited to do a workshop at How to Wow in Zagreb the 20th of may (tomorrow). So today at 0530 AM we started our trip from Trondheim to Zagreb.

Waiting for the bus – the gif.
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Character

This weekend on a trip to Helsinki, I came across some nice typography decoration. I googled it when I came home and I found the Finnish company, Character, that takes the signs that companies no longer need or want. They pull the signs apart into individual characters, clean and fix them up and then add a new transformer with LED lights and power chord. The letters are then sold to new owners for use either indoors or out. I want the S!

HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER?

I stumbled over this sweet final project from newly graduated design student Patrycja Zywert. She says it best herself: This project is a typographic installation and a poster advertising the film about Norman Foster, titled‘How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?’. The idea is to express the aspects of Foster’s striking architecture by creating large geometric letters F, O, S, T, E and R. The installation also aims to become his architectural signature.


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Shadow reading

Found this sweet type experiment on Youtube.

From the makers:

“The results of an extensive exploration with shadows, the One Day Poem Pavilion demonstrates the poetic, transitory, site-sensitive and time-based nature of light and shadow.
Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilion’s surface allows light to pass through creating shifting patterns, which–during specific times of the year–transform into the legible text of a poem. The specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different shadow-poems according to the solar calendar: a theme of new-life during the summer solstice, a reflection on the passing of time at the period of the winter solstice. The time-based nature of the poem–and the visitor’s time-based encounters with it–allow viewers to have different experiences either seeing a stanza of the poem or getting the whole poem. All of these possible experiences are equally valuable and have meanings unique to the individual. This technique has the potential for producing particular effects and meanings within an architectural environment. Without the use of a source of power other than the sun, this project uses light and shadow to push the boundaries of communication and experiential delight.”


Fuck this cake

Sometimes I wonder if other people are as passionate about typography as we at HelloTypo™ are. The answer is always: YES. Just a little trip around on the Google roller coster, and you can find all kind of screwed up type nerds with all sorts of weird ideas. I like it.

These people for is one example:

fuckthiscake

Do you see what font it is? (if not, shut down your computer and smack yourself in the head with it)

Hello typewriter™

This is a huge typewriter, and if anyone gets me one of these for my Bday, I´ll be a happy camper forever and ever ever for ever ever forever ever etc. And a half naked woman (preferably Sonya Henie) should always type my letters for me. I should smoke Marlboro Light and wear a hat. A big hat. I would send letters to every prime minister, in every country, asking for more ink and paper for my huge typewriter.

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On second thoughts, I´m happy with just the typewriter, and actually, I don´t smoke, or like ice skating. A typewriter and a hat and I´m in!