Faenza Ceramics Museum
6 August, 2017

Besides type, ceramics is another major personal interests. On my second trip to Faenza I had the pleasure of visiting this substantial ceramics museum. Since this site is dedicated to type, I’m only sharing the few relevant images that overlap with this core focus. But I should mention that these few excerpts weren’t actually the major highlights of the museum… never-the-less, these typographic specimens are still pretty nice.


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Untitled (Alphabet Tornado)
12 November, 2016

From the archives, this is one of the final ceramic pieces I created in my university studio in 2006. It’s porcelain, about 18in tall, and featuring the entire uppercase A-Z from the typeface Skia.


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M & W Sculptures
31 March, 2016

M & W sculpture
M & W sculpture

These wall pieces can be hung in two directions, so both the M & W can be W & M.

2005
7in x 8.5in x 4in
salt fired stoneware, gold leaf, metallic paint, epoxy resin
letters come from the typeface Mason Serif, 1992 by Jonathan Barnbrook


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Found this old photo of a small ceramic piece
2 October, 2015

Found this old photo of a small ceramic...

Found this old photo of a small ceramic piece I made about a decade ago. Ampersand is from Emigre’s Platelet.

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The Lost & Forgotten H⁴ Sculpture, Rediscovered
29 July, 2015

This never-to-be-finished piece slipped my mind until I recently came across some photos from 2005. It is seen here as raw, black stoneware clay (but totally dry and ready to be bisque fired) with white slip. But being a part of a broader series, I decided to include it in its in-progress state for a class critique. And lucky I took these photos because they are the only documentation of it. I can’t remember exactly what happened, but it was somehow destroyed before or during one of the firings.

I can’t recall the exact sources of the 4 different H’s used, but I believe they were all different weights and widths of Univers.

It was fairly large and heavy – the H’s were about 12 inches tall.


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P.D.A. (part 5): Amstel River, Amsterdam
1 May, 2010

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P.D.A. (part 4): Singel, Amsterdam
11 April, 2010

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P.D.A. (part 3): Place du Tertre, Paris
5 April, 2010

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P.D.A. (part 2): Piccadilly Circus, London
3 April, 2010

Typefaces: Various

About P.D.A.: Public Displays of Art:

Following guerilla style advertising campaigns – identifying the days and locations of the “art shows” – a series of small spontaneous, public, exhibitions of sculptures was held. The locations were heavy trafficked, often tourist hot-spots, and full of people taking photos. Part performance, part discrete operation, the ceramic sculptures were setup and documented with photographs. They were then left in place to be discovered, appreciated, kicked over, taken home, or thrown away depending on who interacts with them.


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Left Out Letters
1 March, 2009

In a gesture of giving, these ceramic letters were left out free for anyone to discover and take home. Some were left in specific places for specific people, others were left randomly in public spaces. All were from the Fall of 2005 and Spring of 2006.

Hoefler and Frere Jones have a funny account of the anonymous package from the last two images.

These left out letters led to the PDA (Public Displays of Art series)(coming soon)


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As Seen In…
15 September, 2008

Every so often a masterpiece is created that makes its way into the mainstream art world. These pieces have been shown in some of the most prestigious museums in the world: Tate Modern, Le Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou.

Each piece and exhibition receives four images here. The first photo places the piece in the context of the museum, the second is of the sculpture during a separate exhibit, the third image relates the sculpture to the context of the museum it was shown in, and finally, the fourth image is of the museum map and how to locate this piece in the gallery space.


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Ceramics Exhibition in New York City
12 September, 2008

This show was at Parsons School of Design as a part of the TypeCon conference. This year’s conference theme was “Alphabet City”, which was the inspiration for the main portion of this exhibition – my Alphabet Cityscapes series.


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