Type Tuesday: Foam & Typography

John Caserta can create 3D letterforms in ways I hadn't previously imagined... dimensional forms that represent more than one letter!

I spent two semesters experimenting with a hot-wire foam cutter. Using this room-sized machine, I applied speed and space to the familiar 2-D letterform. Five different results are included here: bi-directional letterforms, Helvetica cut when the cutter is moving quickly, type cut around a corner, type cut through punctuation, and the results from interstitial forms.

This website, Take Your Time, is an archive of Caserta's master thesis project from the Yale School of Art 2002-2004. Via Many Stuff.