Mastering The Craft
The first solo show by designer and typographer Craig Ward is taking place in New York, organized by Type Directors Club, verifying the fact that we may never know what to expect from this talented designer. Going from digital to physical, this is a more like a spare time project offering a break from his work. Over a year in the making, the subject matter for the series are Pagan words and texts from the Old English dialects of 5th – 12th Century Britain, applied by hand to slabs of living edge wood using a centuries old arts and crafts technique known as pyrography. He experimented with several kinds of wood and through trial and error he wore out his first kit and ordered more robust soldering equipment. All of the work will be on sale along with broadsheet format photo books.
Via Craig Ward