An A-Z of highlights from last year's 36 Days Of Type
The visual art project encouraging artists of any calibre to participate and inspire.
@36daysoftype is, as their manifesto states “a project that invites Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to express their particular view on letters and numbers of our alphabet... 36 days of restless creativity, where participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day, resulting [in] an outcome of the ability to represent the same symbol from many different perspectives. A project that aims to be a space for creation around typography and its endless graphic possibilities.”
Basically, visual artists are encouraged to participate once a year, by creating purpose-built works around the theme of “A-Z” & “0-9”, (Day 1 being A, Day 36 being 9). They submit their work via Instagram, then a selection of these submissions are reposted by the page each day to an attentive community of like-minded individuals.
What’s exciting about this idea and platform is the (kind of) democracy of it; although the calibre is quite high, a small time hobbiest with 100 followers has the same chance of getting reposted as an established artist with 100K. It’s this opportunity that attracts an array of artists, styles and design trends from across the globe, and what makes it such a fascinating and creatively inspiring event to follow.
As we’ve ticked into the first week of the 36 Days of Type calendar for 2017, I thought I’d give you a brief visual overview with 36 of my favourite works from last year - click each image to go to that particular artist's Instagram, and follow 36 Days Of Type HERE.