winter 2020

typography, conceptual, product design

This was created as the final project for a Seattle University typography course in 2018. The prompt was to create a calendar. I opted for something unconventional. I took the opportunity to work with new materials and techniques. The concept behind the final piece is to make typography tactile—to connect the user with typography in a physical way.

I collaborated with members of the engineering department to cut hundreds of characters of Helvetica bold from magnetic sheeting. We designed individual pieces for the box that were then cut from1/4" thick white acrylic and assembled into the final product.

photos by Violet Steinkamp.