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Making of
About
Glitchy Type

Glitchy Type is generated through a process of progressive alterations, glitches to the original font "National" by Kris Sowersby. National was the second typeface released by KLIM and has been termed a revival of the 19th century English and American Grotesks.
Each letter had been extruded within a virtual environment; firstly in Sketch Up for the modeling phase and later in Blender for the sorting of vertexes (glitches). A .obj file of each letter had later been opened with the Text Editor to be able to read the code structure of the 3D model. Various glitches had been applied to the code (find and replace, copy and paste chunks of code, vertexes sorting).
A selection of the 3D glitched models of each letter had been printed using a 3D printer. Frequently the printer produces mistakes during the printing process. The glitched letters present unexpected aesthetic variations throughout the printing process. Each printing session delivers a slightly different result.

Tutor
Theodore Davis

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