Rematerialization of type –
3D printed PLA (Polylactic acid)
2.5" X 2.5" X 0.25" (piece)
2013 – first designed in 2D
2015 – 3D printed modular type
Keyword: unconventional type, three-dimensional type, type design, materialization, ceramics, new digital age, digital fabrication, 3D printing, desktop 3D printing, rapid prototyping, exploration
This research has investigated unconventional methods of creating three-dimensional modular type with materials and techniques unique to type design in new digital age. Under the influence of Korean Hangul Alphabet, one of the featural writing systems has modularity and geometric shapes, I have studied systematic construction of letterform. It inspired me to created three-dimensional modular type through the survey on the geometric form, the modularity in letterforms and different manufacturing techniques.