Marine Debris Typeface by Dion Star
by Harry / April 11, 2014

Eco-eclectic: Marine Debris Typeface by Dion Star, exploring product and waste, assembles an alphabet, each letter a carefully selected bit of marine debris, collected at Wherrytown Beach in Cornwall, England, presented exactly as found.

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Details: Methodology involved retrieving from a single beach marine debris smaller than an A4 sheet of paper, excluding bottles, cans, plastic bags and candy wrappers, documenting everything, and stopping when all 26 letters were found. Objects were not manipulated. 2041 were collected to complete the alphabet. Part of an ongoing Type and Place project.


Designer: Based in Falmouth, UK, designer/university lecturer Dion Star holds a Masters in graphic design, and works from the "premise of conceptual logic and a drive to reduce material and production to their essence."

Source: Via MOCO Submit.


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