Invited Designers were asked to select a letter from the alphabet and create a pattern based on the chosen letter.The posters appeared in an exhibition called Type Tiles which was on show during the annual Design Philadelphia week.
We approached this project by thinking about new forms and ways to illustrate a pattern. We've been researching dynamically altering fonts using the Processing language and that's where this project began. After experimenting with various coding approaches, we settled on an output that we felt might yield the best outcome, or at least something we might be surprised with. Eventually letting the software run through its paces, we output various "captures" that we liked and selected the final C you see in the poster. We then created the pattern using the finished programmed C and Adobe illustrator to create the final pattern.
While the final poster/pattern is certainly a result of programming, with mathematical rules at its core, we were also pleased with the element of surprise that the final output yielded in its execution. We liked that it was both in our control, and yet out of our control that made this project so interesting for us, aside from the fact that we also liked the pattern on a purely aesthetic level.