Fe2O3 Glyphs | Craig Ward and Linden Gledhill

Fe2O3 Glyphs is a conceptual, ornamental type system created in collaboration with Linden Gledhill using ferrofluid and conflicting magnetic fields. In addition to a digital .otf typeface, we fabricated a custom moveable type printing system and a series of of unique, one-of-akind letterpress prints where no two designs are the same. You can learn more and support the project until September 30th here: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrcraigward/fe2o3-glyphs-a-conceptual-ornamental-type-system

Fe2O3 Glyphs print

Fe2O3 Glyphs print

Fe2O3 Glyphs is a conceptual, ornamental type system created in collaboration with Linden Gledhill using ferrofluid and conflicting magnetic fields. In addition to a digital .otf typeface, we fabricated a custom moveable type printing system and a series of of unique, one-of-akind letterpress prints where no two designs are the same. You can learn more and support the project until September 30th here: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrcraigward/fe2o3-glyphs-a-conceptual-ornamental-type-system

Multiverse

Multiverse

Personal piece inspired by gravitational lensing.

PAGAN

PAGAN

In January 2014 I staged my first solo exhibition - PAGAN - at the Type Directors Club gallery in Manhattan.

The series continued my preoccupation with the juxtaposition of clean, classically designed typography with the chaos of natural processes and organic materials.

The subject matter for the series was Pagan and Heathen terminology from the Old English dialects of 5th to 12th Century Britain. Pagan and Heathen in this context are taken to mean “country dweller” or “rustic” - without intending to invoke the religious connotations applied since the 20th century.

The typography was applied by hand using a method known as pyrography - a centuries old arts and crafts technique used for decoration, with the earliest surviving examples in Britain dating back to the 4th century. 

Pagans traditionally wrote very little down, preferring to pass on stories and learnings by word of mouth - allowing me to treat the type freely. Tree worship was common in their culture, they believed them to be sacred and offered a way to communicate with nature. Here I have taken the words that they spoke in front of the trees and made them as one. As the pieces age over time, my hope is that it will appear as if the two have always existed together.

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You Blow Me Away

You Blow Me Away

A kinetic typography experiment in collaboration with Jason Tozer. 

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