Please join Gratuitous Type at KKOutlet from 7-9pm next Thursday (Oct 2) for the launch of our new issue and a month-long exhibition featuring work from Issue 4 contributors including: Emmet Byrne (US), Claire Huss (UK), Kokoro & Moi (FI/US), Tim Lahan (US), Letterproeftuin (NL), Pure Magenta (US), Raw Color (NL), Table of Contents (US), and Dries Wiewauters (BE).
Photograph by Stephanie Gonot and Pure Magenta.

Please join Gratuitous Type at KKOutlet from 7-9pm next Thursday (Oct 2) for the launch of our new issue and a month-long exhibition featuring work from Issue 4 contributors including: Emmet Byrne (US), Claire Huss (UK), Kokoro & Moi (FI/US), Tim Lahan (US), Letterproeftuin (NL), Pure Magenta (US), Raw Color (NL), Table of Contents (US), and Dries Wiewauters (BE).

Photograph by Stephanie Gonot and Pure Magenta.

apracticeforeverydaylife:

Project

33 Feet

We were recently invited by Art & Graft to contribute to Tooled Up, an exhibition of works by artists and designers held as part of London Design Festival 2014. For the project, Art & Graft sent each contributor a tool or object of craft to adapt or customise in whatever way they wished.

We were sent an old tape measure, which measured only feet and inches – outdated imperial measurements that are becoming increasingly difficult to visualise. We designed a print based on the numbers printed on the tape, collecting all 396 inches onto one sheet of paper. To the same scale but with lines removed, it is both an exact representation of distance and an abstraction of the collected length. The rhythm of the black and red and the character of the numerals hint at what it is.

Tooled Up is open until 20 September 2014.

Art & Graft – Tooled Up

apracticeforeverydaylife:

Project

33 Feet

We were recently invited by Art & Graft to contribute to Tooled Up, an exhibition of works by artists and designers held as part of London Design Festival 2014. For the project, Art & Graft sent each contributor a tool or object of craft to adapt or customise in whatever way they wished.

We were sent an old tape measure, which measured only feet and inches – outdated imperial measurements that are becoming increasingly difficult to visualise. We designed a print based on the numbers printed on the tape, collecting all 396 inches onto one sheet of paper. To the same scale but with lines removed, it is both an exact representation of distance and an abstraction of the collected length. The rhythm of the black and red and the character of the numerals hint at what it is.

Tooled Up is open until 20 September 2014.

Art & Graft – Tooled Up

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#gratuitoustype buttons for tomorrow’s #modmag14 goers.

#gratuitoustype buttons for tomorrow’s #modmag14 goers.

From Gratuitous Type Issue 4: Dries Wiewauters' holds a Plaque Découpée Universelle, a stencil that can be used to draw every letter of the alphabet, including uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation. The original stencil was invented in 1876 by Joseph A. David, and revived by Wiewauters in laser cut steel in 2010. Photograph by Jim Campers.
Pre-order the issue here.

From Gratuitous Type Issue 4: Dries Wiewauters' holds a Plaque Découpée Universelle, a stencil that can be used to draw every letter of the alphabet, including uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation. The original stencil was invented in 1876 by Joseph A. David, and revived by Wiewauters in laser cut steel in 2010. Photograph by Jim Campers.

Pre-order the issue here.

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