Viktória Vičíková (SK)
New Type – linking analogue and digital type work / letterpress in the 21st century
M.A. project
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
ArtD. Pavol Bálik
The goal of the project was to combine new technologies with the analogue essence of printing, while designing experimental forms of letters and typography innovations. The main concept behind the project was to create a portfolio of typefaces inspired by the Wild West style and referring to old printing techniques and wood types used in printing in the past. The design of each character is strictly connected with the process of preparing models for 3D printing. The author uses a variety of PLA materials, which are recyclable, so old types or scraps can be crushed, melted, and reused. Another advantage of the material is its lightness and the fact that it is a much cheaper alternative to wood.