This is a project I recently finished for my Typography 2 class! The assignment was to do some sort of environmental typography – basically choose a type/font and layout, choose your materials, and display it somewhere in the environment for people to see.
We had creative freedom over the project, and it was really cool to see what everyone came up with! I really wanted to do a sign to go in the Recycled Consign & Design shop (down the street from the university) because it is the cutest shop, and they have the best windows to display things! I knew some friends that had done a window display there in the past, so I figured I’d give it a shot.
The shop owner, Amanda, is so nice, and she was happy with whatever I wanted to display. We decided to make the phrase, “yes, please,” after scrolling though Pinterest and finding phrases I liked that might fit her shop aesthetic.
The backboard is a 4×6 ft. sheet of plywood, painted “bubblegum pink.” “Yes” is made out of circular plastic jewels in 3 different sizes, and “please” is made out of #4 copper wire (which is the thickest copper wire, and it is not easy to bend. We did a whole time lapse that I’ll post on Instagram!) and spray painted it shiny metallic gold.
Even though it took 30+ hours to make, I really enjoyed it, and it’s probably one of my favorite projects so far. By the end Dallas was so excited to just get it out of the house because he had just about had it, but he was so helpful and I never would have been able to do it without him.
What materials and phrase would you use for environmental typography? It’s kind of fun to brainstorm about it!