23 Feb 2010

Tree Typography

Today I went to the Design Museum to see the exhibition for the Brit Insurance design awards. There was some amazing stuff, but this was my favourite by faaar, its a 'forest of typography', made by Why Not Associates in collaboration with Crawley Library.

Workshops were set up with library users to find out their favourite pieces of writing, and then the text was sandblasted into oak tree trunks making floor to ceiling pillars.

Each of the 14 trees has a different theme, one even has the opening lines of a Harry Potter book. The work was described as "An elegant reminder of the importance of words, ideas and literacy."

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