Designer Hand-Stitches Typography That ‘Would've Taken 8-Seconds To Type’
With thread and paper at hand, Auckland, New Zealand-based freelance graphic designer Briar Mark intricately-stitched a series of amusing posters that she could’ve saved time and typed out instead.
In her project ‘iCraft’, she embroidered by hand, phrases such as “I Could Have Done This On My Mac” and “This Would Have Taken 8 Seconds To Type”.
To create the posters, she first typesets the phrases on her computer and prints them out. Then, with the printed sheet attached to the paper canvas, she pierces the canvas accordingly, to transfers the typed-out phrases. After which, she starts stitching.
“The stitching of each letter took approximately 30 minutes—for each color,” she wrote in her process video. “That’s one-and-a-half hours for each letter… There are 25 letters.”
She ends her video with a one-line comment: “I Wish I’d Done This On My Mac.”
Mark’s project aimed to explore the idea of handcraft VS graphic design.
Watch the video below, to see how she does it:
[via Briar Mark]