Thursday, March 24, 2011

Upcycling Signage

A couple of years ago a local Safeway store closed. Walking by one night I spied a shopping cart filled to over-flowing with wooden letters from the store. Who could resist a huge pile of typography? Not me. My family helped me load everything into the back of the Jeep and off we went.

Over the next few months the letters sat in the garage while I worked on other things. Then finally last summer I pulled everything out into the backyard and starting laying out an abstract typography study. As I arranged the letters into a random collection of letters, I hid words in the piece as well. Tucked away are "grass", "frogs", and "USA". The whole piece was screwed together with wood screws and painted black. Then we mounted it to the wall in our backyard. It makes a fabulous and whimsical focal piece while we lounge and play.

1 comment:

  1. Hey what's my backyard doing in the cyberworld!