Food Font @ CIA on Thursday April 26th in the Student Lounge
On Thursday April 26th is the first in-person activity related to my new project Food Font.
Anyone who is eating lunch in the student lounge at school will be invited to participate. The plan is to have interested students, faculty and staff to work on making 2 CIA (Cleveland Institute of Art) food alphabets. People will be invited to make a letterform out of some of their lunch food. Each letter will be photographed and will be part of the 2 CIA font sets that will be used in the Food Font interactive design tool that I am developing this Summer.
We will be creating 2 fonts:
The CIA Vending machine food font (made of food from the vending machines)
The CIA Packed Lunch font (made of food from food from packed lunches)
Food Font is a project comprised of food and design workshops, font making activities and the use of the interactive online design tool Food Font which will be accessible at www.foodfont.com. The project supports education, interaction, and communication about food, health, and design.
I’m excited to do this first in-person activity and to test out some of the techniques I will be making into printed directions and resources so that others can do a Food Font workshop. We’ll see how it goes!