A23D 3D-printed letterpress font shown at london design festival
 
A23D 3D-printed letterpress font shown at london design festival A23D 3D-printed letterpress font shown at london design festival
sep 17, 2014

A23D 3D-printed letterpress font shown at london design festival

A23D 3D-printed letterpress font shown at london design festival
images courtesy of new north press and chalk studios

 

 

 

collaboratively created by new north press, A2-type and chalk studios, the ‘A23D’ is a 3D-printed letterpress font that was exhibited at the V & A museum as part of london design festival’s graphic weekend. the composition connects the newest and oldest forms of press-work by being fabricated using 3D-print technology and pressed in a traditional print studio. the form references the project’s manufacturing system nature with a wireframe mold construction. a documented film shows how scott williams and henrik kubel of A2-type and model-makers of chalk studios progress the project from preliminary sketches to the first inking.

 


the production documentation of the first uniquely designed typography
video courtesy of adrian harrison

 

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the project was funded by the arts council

 

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CAD software was used to construct the font

 

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Es and Ss on the photopolymer print bed at chalk studios

 

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A23D specimen poster series

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