Vista Sans Wood Type Project

Ashley John Pigford and Tricia Treacy invited me to participate in a “collaborative exploration of the interplay between venerable/archaic and experimental/modern technology in the effort to produce a hybrid form of typographic design where the production process is ingrained in the product.” Check out the Vista Sans Wood Type Project.

I received five individual letters, t, o, u, c, h. The blocks each measure 42p6. Extrapolating from the ascender heights of the t and h, I estimate the letters to be 8.5 inches, or 612 points.

The unvarnished, CNC cut letters all prominently (proudly?) reveal the grain of the wood.