No Computer

June 14th, 2010

Well I hope you all had a beautiful and relaxing weekend! We finally had two sunny days here in Seattle and it actually felt like Spring! I tried to soak up every drop of sun that for safe keeping when the clouds return. Sadly, that’s been the trend aroud here lately, but I’m feeling optimistic for the coming weeks.

So speaking of rain, I think I found a fun project to do when it returns. These amazing fabric posters were created by Gergana Plummer, a designer based out of London. Gergana used old type specimen books and an x-acto knife to cut out the letterforms then traced them onto the canvas with a pencil. Once traced, each letter was embroidered by hand with a needle and thread. Beautifully simple and analog in the execution, makes one appreciate the craft of design and beauty of type. Well done Gergana!

11 Responses to “No Computer”

  1. Adele @ modernemotive Says:

    Thanks for sharing. I often wish my work wasn’t so digital. I really should do something about it.

  2. Noodles and Waffles Says:

    Very cool. Oddly enough, I’m listening to a Science Friday podcast about how technology is impacting society, human interaction and our ability to be productive.

  3. Candice Hope Says:

    What a great idea! No one has a home printer that large anyway, right?! and what inspiration this has sparked in me, thank you!

  4. cathiehong Says:

    so clever — love these designs!

  5. teresa Says:

    Apropos (for me at least). My computer died last week and I could not work on my poster designs. I thought I was going to die (which I didn’t… obviously). But these have made me stop and think for a moment. The word x-acto knife certainly takes me back to the days of paste-up. Sometimes as designers I think we forget where we came from. We need to cherish those old-school skills and drag them out from time to time. Thanks for sharing; you’ve made my day!!

  6. Truly Smitten Says:

    so true! this is awesome =)

  7. forget.me.knot.weddings Says:

    Love this idea! So great!

  8. The Chotto Coquette Says:

    Awesome concept. I wonder if you could easily “erase” the text by taking out the thread? That would take it to a whole other level. Don’t get me wrong I love it!

  9. heather Says:

    I absolutely LOVE these!! Simply beautiful!

  10. Life note Says:

    Great concept. It’s so true that we have to distance us from the computers. We get so locked inside the box if we don’t. Your work is an inspiration.

    Keep on 🙂

  11. Melissa Says:

    Oh wow, what a clever idea. These are fantastic.