Peck (2016)

Peck was designed for an installation piece that I created for the Academy of Design, Australia in 2016. When I was asked by artist Michael Peck (hence the name) if I could develop a typographic piece for a newly implemented creative space utilizing small wooden pegs as a basis, I jumped at the chance to make some large-scale type.

With the limitation of only being able to use/fill roughly half for the pegs and holes (due to continued ventilation being required behind the installation), I produced a typeface that was connected via the use of coloured rubber bands, which you can see here. (Problems with rubber quality led me to recreate the piece with coloured wool).

For the completed typeface, I looked to continue the playful nature of the letterforms while further exploring the overlapping composition and colours. The result is a typeface that is perfectly legibile on its own, but also one that becomes deliberately more challenging when composed into words and sentences.

36 Days of Type (2017 Edition)

36 Days of Type (2017 Edition)

36 Days of Type is a very cool initiative that involves creatives from around the world showcasing a new letter of the alphabet every day for 36 days from A-Z then 0-9. I first took part in 2016 and used it to delve into my back catalogue of typefaces and provide some insight into thought process behind them.

In 2017, I decided to up the ante and create a new letterform every day from one of my #100daysofspontaneous grids (that I had not used before), and then teach myself to animate it using Adobe After Effects (a program that I had never used before).

The results were very well received and the process has now opened another channel for me to convey my type exploration.

All the animations can be found on my Instagram feed.