Class: Text in the Environment with Steve Bowden
Wire-wrapping wire on hardboard. Inspired by designer Peter Saville and his design for the legendary Joy Division album, Unknown Pleasures. This “U” is a letterform that I designed digitally, brought into analog and mechanical processes, then returned to the digital realm so that it could be laser-cut into the hardboard. Once this phase was over, the wire was woven in by hand to bring the 2-dimensional letterform into 3-dimensional space. The design process emphasizes this shifting back-and-forth between virtual, 2-D and 3-D environments.