Challenge the way you interpret typography now!
With StereoType: New Directions in Typography, 14 one-of-a-kind works by designers from around the world are exploring what typography as a medium really is. Each art piece has something to do with type and merges the practice of typography with other disciplines such as animation, nano-science, fashion, and even performance art in this curated by C2 extravaganza. Brian Banton’s exhibit piece, a 3D typeface he named Heterosis is one of it’s highlights. Originally created his master’s thesis at York University, the Toronto-based artist created each letter by hand, stringing transparent elastic at specific vector points forming curved planes between two pieces of plexiglass. The result: stunning luminescent 3D letters—a “kinetic typeface” you can inspect from all angles. “I started with pink rope, and at one point tried fishing line,” Banton said. He ultimately used the clear elastic, which required drilling tiny holes into the plexiglass to pull each line through. “I’m just honored to be a part of this group,” he added, citing New York-based designer Stefan Sagmeister, Alida Sayer, Song Hyun and others. Challenge the way you interpret type in this exhibition until May 25, 2015.