Marine Debris Typeface

Marine Debris Typeface

2014 / non research

Marine Debris Typeface

Marine Debris Typeface
from Dion Star Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:47 AM

The Marine Debris Typeface project is a study of found local vernacular
letterforms and is part of an ongoing investigation info Type and Place.

An attempt to subvert the relationship between production and waste,
with the creation of a working font through the chance discovery of
marine litter.

The found type highlights the need to design out waste and calls for
design to play a more integral role in the circular economy. The twenty
six letters work not only as a graphic notation of language, but also as
a comment on the environmental challenge of disposable manufacturing.

Create some rules and see where it goes?

How many pieces of Marine Debris will I need to pick up on Wherrytown
Beach before I find the 26 letters of the alphabet?


? Pick up any piece of Marine Debris that is smaller than an A4 sheet of
paper. (No bottles, cans, plastic bags, crisp packets or chocolate
? No manipulation of the objects.
? Stop collecting when I have all 26 letters.
? Document all that I find.

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