ABC of Processes

2017

Final Project at University
Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais - Brazil

What if I made an experimental ABC in which each letter would be produced with a different material or technique?

* Shortlisted project at the 13th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial.

THE BOX AND THE CATEGORIES 

How do you organise so many different objects together?

Following the concept of a type box, the final project is a box that holds both the letters and a small descriptive book about the chosen techniques.

The organisation of the objects inside the box does not follow the conventional structure of the alphabet; these have been grouped using a similarity criteria.

COLOUR CATEGORIES

White: Diverse Materials
Yellow: Artisanal Techniques
Pink: Relief Printing Methods
Blue: Printing
Black: Finish

THE BOOKLET

The description texts are extracts from the theoretical background and field research

(talks with professionals, providers etc).

THE LETTERS

The letters were based on pre-existing fonts, but a few modifications were made

in order to better suit the processes.

DIVERSE MATERIALS

ARTISANAL TECHNIQUES

RELIEF PRINTING METHODS

3D Printing | Impressão 3D

Kraft Paper | Kraft (papel)

Wood | Madeira

Opacity | Opacidade

Paper | Papel

Screen Printing | Serigrafia

Watercolour | Aquarela
Embroidery | Bordado

Typewriting | Datilografia

Chalk | Giz

Hot Stamping

China Ink | Nanquim

Zine

Stamp | Carimbo

Linocut | Linoleogravura

Typography | Tipografia

Woodcut | Xilogravura

Stamp | Carimbo

PRINTING

Inkjet Printer | Jato de Tinta

Quadrichromy | Quadricromia

Risograph | Risografia

Negative | Vazado

Yellow (CMYK)

FINISH

Elastic | Elástico

Die Cutting | Faca Especial

UV Coating | UV (verniz)

Wire-o

© 2020 by Ariane Vieira.