By The Way – Typography and material behaviour

By The Way – Typog­ra­phy and mate­r­ial behav­iour

By the use of var­i­ous media, the mas­ter the­sis describes a free design exper­i­ment that has evolved over time into a mod­u­lar sys­tem con­sist­ing of two com­po­nents: The self-made font, pro­duced by 3D print­ing, which is thereby asso­ci­ated with a vari­ety of phys­i­cal processes.

With ref­er­ences to the asso­ci­ated web­site, the book doc­u­ments, among other things, the search for con­stants for the exper­i­ment, the design of the font, stud­ies of dif­fer­ent phys­i­cal phe­nom­ena, the ori­gin of 3D print­ing mod­els, and the devel­op­ment of the own lab­o­ra­tory.

The project delib­er­ately uses traits of dig­i­tal appli­ca­tions and trans­lates them to ana­logue media. Not only the acronyms of the mod­els are com­mon abbre­vi­a­tions used in the inter­net jar­gon, the exper­i­men­tal kit fur­ther­more allows an ana­logue sim­u­la­tion of the effect of time dila­tion (Slow Motion), which is oth­er­wise realised dig­i­tally.