Todd Childers

“Ironically Digital Typography” is a series of three-dimensional compositions created by twisting computer punch cards into script-like letters spelling out infinity and other words and glyphs. The three-dimensional letters were designed to suggest the thick and thin strokes seen in Old Style fonts that are based upon the movement of a broad nibbed pen in calligraphic letters, as was thoroughly observed in Gerrit Noordzij’s book The Stroke. Adding another historical reference, I used computer punch cards as the material to which the letters refer. The punch cards operate monotype typesetters.