Day #77 - after a bit of a break I’ve finally got my first large size typographic wall hanger back. It’s a birthday present for my old business partner Brad. It’s designed to use interconnecting type to make the characters sit as naturally as possible without supports - using the merging of characters to support the text and make it ‘float’.
The typeface is Aksidenz Grotesk bold, which adapts well to 3D printing. It’s a bit thin in the z axis (only 5mm) which isn’t super strong - it could have used an additional 5mm to be really robust and function as a coathanger, but the price was a bit high.
It also has a graffiti style cock (an in-joke) in relief which has worked quite well, but has a couple of flaws in it. Same with the frame, there’s a couple of nicks which came from the SVG not being super smooth (a vertex out of alignment). So it’s a great prototype for giving insights into how to fix it next time, but overall the text works well and hanging against a coloured background works well as a piece of typographic art.