We’re always amazed at how DCA instructor Andrew Byrom finds inspiration for his typographic projects in the most unexpected places, from window blinds, to kites, to furniture.
“The assignment was a dot matrix assignment, to make an alphabet out of grids that you see in the everyday world. I decided on paint chips at the Home Depot, I liked the element of color and the challenge of fitting the words into a set boundary. The process was simply of swapping the color swatches around, I did the UCLA in dark chips on the top of the display where the chips were lighter for contrast and vise versa for the Extension word. It took a little bit of time at Home Depot figuring and reconfiguring, all the while explaining to the shoppers and staff what I was doing, a sort of performance piece. When people saw the words they got excited, like they got the joke, they figured it out and were ‘in on it’, it was a fun way to spend an afternoon.”
Congrats to these innovative students!