Ceramics from Emigre

Posted on August 02, 2006

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Great looking pots from Emigre's Zuzana Licko. Earthy! Read about them here.

[...] typeface design requires a meticulous reworking of elements over a long period of time. Often I must put a typeface away for weeks, even months, in order to resolve problems that seem unsolvable at the time. Ceramics, on the other hand, presents time, space and material restrictions. Particularly in wheel throwing, a piece can not be worked and reworked for very long, as the clay becomes water logged and stressed. A piece of ceramics ultimately exists as a static entity, whereas each letter in a typeface is designed to work in conjunction with the other letters, in virtually any combination, and so, the appearance of the typeface in use will differ, depending on the particular letter combinations and typographic setting.

I think these pots work particularly well in conjuction with each other, especially laid out on a grid like some kind of typeface.