Creative Lockdown Project: Object alphabet
These are strange and unsettling times as around a quarter of the world’s population is now living under lockdown. We’re all readjusting to the new situation and contemplating the future, but the most important thing we can do is listen to the scientists and to stay at home.
Every week I’m going to post a creative project you can do at home that will be a bit of fun and will also document our time collectively spent in lockdown. This is the first creative challenge, please share it with friends and post your final results on social media with #CreativeLockdownProject. If you also tag #TypeTasting I’ll be sharing some of the results.
Look around your home and find an object that you would like to turn into an alphabet. It’s fun if this is clearly a household object so that it represents your time spent in lockdown. For example you could use your glasses, a pair of scissors, a coathanger, kitchen utensils or a child’s toy.
1. Think about how you can reproduce its shape. You could photograph it, trace around it, print with it, put paper over it and take rubbings, draw or paint it.
2. Create each letter of the alphabet. You can rotate, dissect and repeat its shape to make the letters. For an extra challenge add in glyphs like &, !, ?, @ and numbers.
Share your finished project on social media with #CreativeLockdownProject. If you also tag #TypeTasting I’ll be sharing some of the results.
Elastic band alphabet by Catherine Nippe
Bottle opener alphabet by Hannah Clark
Lego alphabet by Marcos Arruda
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