My chat with Sarah Blood @theRealNeonGirl as she talks about her remarkable work in neon, argon, clay and cake… brilliant stuff
Posting my vid of three artists trying out my neckbangle prototypes at the Maker Faire… they made them look awesome ;)
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.