Bouwen Typeface
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Playground
Project Description
Bouwen (Dutch) — 'To construct'.

A modular construction set that explores and demonstrates the construction of letter forms. In theory the main characteristics of a typeface come from between 5-10 letters, taking those letters and using them as a template you should be able to draw the rest of your typeface. This project was a way of demonstrating that theory in a physical sense in the form of a construction set, aimed at kids and type nerds alike.
The set consists of 20 perspex pieces, from those 20 pieces it is possible to construct every letter (A-Z) uppercase and lowercase, numerals and punctuation on pegboard sheets.
This site showcases the construction of these letters as well as a playground allowing you to play with those letters on a digital pegboard.
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