Non-alphabetic set
Parsons the New School for Design, 2008

Project brief: Develop a non-alphabetic set of at least 26 formally-related objects and use these objects to design an A2 format specimen sheet showing the set in use.

Process: I rummaged through my drawers and kitchen, gathering a few objects that were formally similar (scissors, pliers, compass etc). Consequently, I realized that the formal compositions of tools that were of a pair/double orientation had a subtle yet nuanced feel. When such objects were seen as a collective, they resembled a coherent set of typography.

Execution: First, I scanned all the objects I found and silhouetted them. Then, I converted them into vector art and silkscreened the shapes onto a sheet of white acrylic.

Size: 16.5"w X 23.4"h