The ice ‘A’ was an idea I had while walking along on a hot summer day, I was thirsty and really fancied an ice lolly. I started by building a 20 x 20cm silicon mold created by pouring the model making mixture over a cardboard reconstruction. This was then filled with water and fruit and left to set in the freezer (which took the best part of a weekend). I photographed it myself in my studio by suspending on fishing twine, back lit against a black background. The photo shoot had to be quick as I used a hairdryer to make the ice shiny, but this also meant that the ‘A’ melted quickly. Then it was just a case of Photoshopping out the twine and any background clutter.
Blog: Open Studios preparation
Preparations well under way in the Type Tasting studio ready for Open Studios Weekend with the first event happening tonight. We were hammering nails, painting, tidying and arranging into the night last night. We’re looking forward to seeing you over the weekend.
Event: Type Tasting at Open Studios
A long Type Tasting weekend of activities will be taking place during Open Studios at the Chocolate Factory N16. With Relish’s studio F7 will be full of creative typography for the weekend. Events will include a Dalston Type Safari, Type Tasting workshops, and you can find out how to submit an entry for Type Tasting at the V&A with the London Design Festival. There will also be a pop up shop with screen printed typographic posters, glow in the dark prints, typography of signage sheets and ‘Are we there yet?’ postcards.