Specialized Type
Laser cut paper (size approx. A3), mixed softwood on board (size 35x55x4cm).

"Of course our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialisation is the key to success, not realising that specialisation precludes comprehensive thinking."
Buckminster Fuller, 1963.

The idea of this project was to analyse this quote and use rhetorical experiments as a point of departure in visually representing it. By using a "specialized" method to construct the typography, the failure of legibility becomes the predictable result.
Example 1
A green paper poster was designed to be reminiscent of teletype punch tape of Fuller's era; the holes were laser cut using a dot grid of 4x5 for each character.
Example 2
A wooden typographic composition was designed that is unreadable from most angles; it is only when viewed from above that the message becomes clear. Constructed with a custom made grid-tool to help attach each random-length piece of wood to the base.