Sam Meech

Digitalkünstler, Stricker und Graphic Design Dozent an der Manchester School of Art (UK)

Sam Meech ist Digitalkünstler und Stricker. Er lehrt Graphic Design an der Manchester School of Art. Digitale Kunst und Textilarbeit verbinden sich bei ihm zu gestrickten Animationen, textilen Datenvisualisierungen und verschlüsselten Strickwaren. In Kooperation mit Herstellern der Textilindustrie und in offenen Workshops realisierte Meech bereits mehrere Auftragsprojekte für FACT (Liverpool, UK), Quartier Des Spectacles (Montreal, CA) und das Open Data Institute (London, UK). 2015 präsentierte das HKW im Rahmen der Transmediale sein großformatiges Strick-Banner ‚Punchcard Economy‘.

Tricotype (Alpha-knit)

TRICOTYPE is the first ever type foundry for knitted letterforms

Join our workshop & help us create a new “typespace” where the art & craft of textiles collides with type design…

…on a knitting machine.

Workshop participants will design a letterform using traditional punchcard techniques and manufacture a knitted pattern sample to take home and keep.

During this process we discuss the pros & cons of the punchcard from a type design perspective & consider how to negotiate recognizable glyph structures within the limitations of a very low resolution design space.

The finished designs will be compiled into a patternzine that will make a contribution to the well-established tradition of self- publishing & pattern-sharing within the knitting community.

May 18 & 19 at 10.00 & 12.00

Six places per session

The workshop takes about 90 minutes.


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