An attempt to subvert the relationship between production and waste, with the creation of a working font through the chance discovery of marine litter.
The found type highlights the need to design out waste and calls for design to play a more integral role in the circular economy. The twenty six letters work not only as a graphic notation of language, but also as a comment on the environmental challenge of disposable manufacturing.
Create some rules and see where it goes…
How many pieces of Marine Debris will I need to pick up on Wherrytown Beach before I find the 26 letters of the alphabet?
• Pick up any piece of Marine Debris that is smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. (No bottles, cans, plastic bags, crisp packets or chocolate wrappers).
• No manipulation of the objects.
• Stop collecting when I have all 26 letters.
• Document all that I find.
More here: dionstar.co.uk/Marine-Debris-Typeface