andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian
 
andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian
jul 08, 2010

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian

‘letter-box-kite’, 2008

in continuation of our coverage of british born, california based andrew byrom‘s work which takes a three-dimensional approach in creating and building letters, here are a few more projects developed by him. to see our previous article on byrom’s design, click here.

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian byrom and his family tested out his ‘letter-box-kites’ at seal beach, california, 2008

the experimental ‘letter-box-kite’ design is a series of 26 typographic kites fabricated from thin nylon fabric and fiberglass poles.

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian auden byrom and aubry mintz flying ‘letter-box-kites’, seal beach, california, 2008

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian andrew, victoria and auden byrom with ‘letter-box-kites’, seal beach, california, april 2008

standard chartered bank commercial

in 2010, the design was used in a TV commercial for standard chartered bank, directed by stefan sagmeister.

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian ‘st. julian’, 2010

‘st.julian’  is a 2D/3D black-letter stencil typeface. the wall-mounted 3D version is constructed from steel. its message comes in-and-out of recognition as the viewer moves past. this typographic project took its creative cue from byrom’s youngest son and is also named after him.

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian wall-mounted, 0.25” steel

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian detail

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian ‘st. julian’ poster

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian ‘st. julian’ typeface (full set)

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian ‘byrom TSS’,  2007 temporary signage system (open)

‘byrom TSS’  is a ‘pop-up’ temporary signage system. each letter is fabricated from waterproof nylon wrapped around a fiberglass pole frame (similar to the construction of a modern dome tent). an elastic cord running inside the hollow poles allows the design to collapse into a small bag for storage. the design is intended for use in shops, galleries, conferences.

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian temporary signage system (MDF)

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian pops up from small bag using the same principle as a modern dome tent

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian early TSS prototype

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian temporary signage system (full set)

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian

finally, ‘venetian’ is an experimental design derived by the forms created when opening and closing a venetian blind.

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian byrom’s ‘venetian’ typeface translated into three dimensional blinds

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian ‘style’

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian ‘venetian’ typeface (full set)

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian applications of ‘venetian’ typeface (closed, regular, open)

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian

andrew byrom: letter box kite + st. julian portrait of auden, andrew and louis in the office, long beach, july 2008

designboom met andrew byrom at kuala lumpur design week 2010 where he has been a presenter discussing the subject of modern typography design, ways of using it, as well as how to implement each kind of type into printing form.

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