Redesign of a creative retreat and music festival.
FORM is a creative retreat & music festival held in the desert eco-city of Arcosanti, AZ. Immersed in otherworldly architecture, FORM participants experience 3 days & nights of live music, talks/panels, workshops, experiential art, and more.
Every participant is curated from application submissions, making each attendee provide a unique perspective to the overall living system that is FORM Arcosanti.
This identity was inspired by the idea of a system – a microcosm of individuals which create a whole. The visual concept of a “nucleus” is the foundation of this identity, but is originally inspired by the name of the main stage of the festival.
A typeface was created for this festival in order to organically integrate communication within the Arcosanti ecosystem. Using the architecture as a base for the typeface, it uses the common geometries found in the structure to create each letterform. Each letter abides by a 3x3 monospace grid, allowing the type to visually balance itself just as the architecture does in its environment.