Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Laser Cut Typeface by Johny Holmes
This lovely decorative alphabet based on a downloaded Bodoni Poster font was produced by Nigel Bents, Paul Oakley and Jonny Holmes from Chelsea College of Art & Design.The font was designed digitally by students using adobe Illustrator.
Each letter was laser cut from a 3mm birch plywood and mounted on type-high block back in the college workshop by Stef Willis.
The blocks were then printed at Graham Bignell’s New North Press in Hoxton.
As Jonny mentioned, this is a stunning example of a digital start leading to an analogue finish. While in this case the printing blocks were produced by mounting laser cut letters onto blocks, it’s also possible to raster engrave the same details into the blocks themselves.
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