It was an honor to have my work featured in Typeforce 5 on February 28th, 2013 in Chicago. For the show I created a series of 28 uniquely lettered, laser-cut numbers. Watch the video to see them all!
The Numbers Series is an exploration of lettering, numerology and physics. The letterforms alter the rolling patterns- each serif and curve guides or deflects the balls. These pieces form a dynamic calendar of February (the weirdest month). The number of each piece corresponds to the number of balls, forming a counting machine- a lettered abacus. They form a primitive app (no phone needed). Supported gestures include tilting and rocking.
The series underscores my love of play and whimsy. As a child I played Bouncing Babies on the Nintendo Game & Watch. These pieces use the same form factor, but with a longer battery life. You can play with these words. Pick them up. Shake them. Or use them as coasters for mathematical drinking games (the best kind).