G → Glitched Typeface, The Basel School of Design FHNW, Experimental Typography, SketchUp - Blender - 3D Printing, Various, May 2016


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Making of
About
“Glitchy Type” had been created by a process of progressive alterations, glitches, to the original National font 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 program, for the modeling phase and later in Blender program, for the sorting of the vertexes (glitches).
An .obj file of each letter had later been opened with the Text Editor in order to reveal the code structure of the 3D model. Various techniques of glitches had been applied to the code (find and replace, copy and paste chunks of code, vertexes sorting, etc…).

A selection of the 3D glitched models of each letter had been printed using a 3D printer. Most of the times the printer produces mistakes during the printing process. Therefore the glitched outcomes carry unexpected aesthetic variations throughout the printing process. Each printing session delivers a slightly different result.

Tutor
Theodore Davis

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