Mark Schwindt’s third type set for the creative competition known as 36 Days of Type in a row. After a very successful first run in 2019 and a purist minimalist set in 2020 Mark returns with an exploration of letter forms in three-dimensional space. Combining his experience in 3D rendering and newly acquired CAD skills, Mark presents a symphony of brass and glass in an ethereal realm.
Every glyph is carefully planned and executed to the highest technical standard. And yet, each render retains its own characteristic feel. The fragility of glass — sometimes deliberately accentuated, sometimes playfully subverted — reflects and refracts shiny brass elements that seem both hyper-realistic and unreal.
Besides uniquely rendered glyphs and the fundamental exploration of technical possibilities, the result of this exercise was also a very welcome distraction from everyday life. In all the hopelessness and hardship of the current pandemic there is always a light shining through art.
36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrators and graphic artists to express their particular interpretation of the letters and numbers of the Latin alphabet.
A yearly open call exploring the creative boundaries of letter forms, where participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day for 36 consecutive days, as a global and simultaneous act showing the outcome of the ability to represent the same symbols from thousands of different perspectives.
A project that aims to be a space for creation around typography and its endless graphic possibilities.”
- Agency/Creative: Mark Schwindt
- Article Title: Mark Schwindt Symphony of Brass and Glass Type
- Organisation/Entity: Freelance
- Project Type: Typography
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: Germany
- Agency/Creative City: Düsseldorf
- Market Region: Europe
- Project Deliverables: 3D Art, 3D Design, Digital Art, Graphic Design, Type Design, Typography
- Industry: Non-Profit
- Keywords: #36daysoftype #36daysoftype08 #36daysoftype2021
Art director: Mark Schwindt