I love this custom lettering for retailer The Space. Part of a larger set of signage by South African, Hylton Warburton
Typeverything.com, Hylton Warburton
Waxing Lyrical - Layered Wax Type
In the current issue of 8 Faces magazine (number 5), Keetra Dean Dixon reveals the process behind making these fantastic wax type pieces. Here’s a short extract.
We cut positive type forms and position them on the top of the grid, and we take hot wax and manually start coating all of those letterforms and catching the drips underneath in the basins. And as the layers cool, we shift the colour of the wax that we’re applying to them and we manually layer again and again until it builds up a mass of wax. […] Then we have to take the positive letterforms out of the interior of the wax piece. 8 faces.com.
Top: Layered Wax Type: And Yet. Collaborative work with JK Keller.
47″ × 27″ × 8″, Wax & acrylic paint, 2011.
Middle: Layered Wax Type: Throughout, aka “I’ve been thinking of you for a while.”. Collaborative work with JK Keller.
54″ × 14″ × 6″, layered wax & acrylic paint, 2008
Bottom: Layered Wax Type: Become; in orange. Collaborative work with JK Keller. Commissioned work for the 2009 US Presidential Inauguration.
24″ × 13″ × 7″, Wax, acrylic paint & foam, 2009.
The title of this comic is “The Case of the Missing Hairball”.
Oh, and I might do a Kitten Nightmares comic for Halloween. I’m still trying to figure out the story.
Sunny Harnett wearing Orlon and wool fabrics by Du Pont, 1956.