By the way – typography and material behavior

DesignerThomas Wirtz
Prize2nd Place in Other Graphic Designs / Other Graphic designs
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Entry Description

By the use of various media, the master thesis describes a free design experiment that has evolved over time into a modular system consisting of two components: The self-made font, produced by 3D printing, which is thereby associated with a variety of physical processes. With references to the associated website, the book documents, among other things, the search for constants for the experiment, the design of the font, studies of different physical phenomena, the origin of 3D printing models, and the development of the own laboratory. The project deliberately uses traits of digital applications and translates them to analogue media. Not only the acronyms of the models are common abbreviations used in the internet jargon, the experimental kit furthermore allows an analogue simulation of the effect of time dilation (slow motion), which is otherwise realised digitally. Video: Website: Concept and design: Thomas Wirtz Supervision: Prof. Philipp Teufel Prof. Gabi Schillig Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences 2016

About Designer

Thomas Wirtz lives in Düsseldorf and completed his Master's Degree in Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Philipp Teufel and Prof. Gabi Schillig. In addition to his interest in typography, physical phenomena that can be visualized graphically, photographically/cinematically, and scenographically influence his work.