UNITSTOP: COPPER TYP:IPE|
( Typography Branding Installation )
Copper Typing is one of many collaborative projects between UNIT and graffiti artist STOP1 aka Ged Walker making up UNITSTOP (US). The aims of US is to take the common interest of typography and blur the crossover between graphic design and graffiti creating interesting, engaging and non traditional 'throw up' artworks that explore the application of type in relation to material and environment.
One of the ideas driving this copper piece was the ability to extrude the letterforms with switchbacks to lift the type from 2d to 3d, something that makes traditional graffiti more complicated when viewing. As with this piece you are able to explore the angles and views. To contrast its modern aesthetic we installed the artwork on an old disused sun terrace/lifeguard tower in the seaside town of Scarborough. MORE to come soon.