For those of you who do not know I have been working with the Fayetteville Free Library on setting up a Fad Lab / Hacker Space. So far we have 2 makerbot 3D printers (one that Lauren and I built and one that Lauren bought preassembled) that are up and running and ready for you to go in and use. At this time you need to call ahead and set up an appointment to use the makerbot. So get your files ready and give the Fayetteville Library a call and print some plastic.To get a bigger picture of what we are trying to do at the library listen to this story that aired on WRVO last week. http://wrvo.fm/post/fayettevilles-high-tech-fab-lab#.T0Oobd2bfoc.email Listen closely and you might recognize some voices. Happy Listening
3D printing exhibition explores typographic history
Arkitypo: a 3D printed typographic exhibition
Arkitypo is an exploration of typographic history. From A to Z, each letter features a 3D printed letter specimen of a unique typeface that portrays a particular trait. The exhibition was created by London based design studio Johnson Banks in collaboration with Ravensbourne University. Video and more photos after the jump???
The work took six months to complete, including research into each typeface. This research was then used to inform the three-dimensional form. The letter ???B??? for example, is based on two typefaces ??? Baskerville and Bodoni. They are fused together as Bodoni was based upon Baskerville, but with slightly exagerated proportions.
Courier was commissioned by IBM for its typewriters in the 1950???s, however, it soon became the default standard among typewriter fonts. As such, they have modeled the letter C onto typewriter keys arranged in a C shape.
OCR-A was one of the early computer typefaces designed to be used in optical character recognition. It is often used for printing cheque numbers and was often printed with magnetic ink.