A handmade typographic poster for a two-day workshop at Looking LA Studio in El Segundo led by John Clark. Each participant in the workshop spent two Saturdays developing and executing a handmade type concept.
This poster was designed by first creating a grid structure. Each letter is comprised of six vertical lines evenly spaced (the "M" is the only exception) the length and continuation of each being variable and carefully measured. Slits representing those vertical lines were hand carved into foam core. Then, slats of paper were inserted into the slits one by one, giving the letterforms a third dimension.
Each slat of paper is colored on one side and white on the other. As all slats face the same direction, the bright colored sides reflect color onto the white sides, giving the poster the appearance of multicolored shadows.