The final project for my typography class is to make three-dimensional experimental type that interacts with space. I’m playing around with ice letterforms. I like how time is such a big player in the shape and existence of the letters. Time’s role isn’t very apparent with the written word. While it’s true that context does change over time, and physical decay occurs, imagine if everything ever written disappeared 15 minutes after its composition.
There’s a Part B to this exercise: application (isn’t that always the case with design?). We need to make a poster that advertises an event, using our photographic documentation of our experiments. For me, possible events include a lecture on climate change, the Harbin Ice Lantern Festival, or a Vanilla Ice concert. Other suggestions are welcomed.
If you would like to make letter-shaped things (crayons, cakes, candles, popsicles…), here is where I got my mold.