I Just bought these…
Penfield - Kasson Tweed Mountain Parka in Black. Was £200 got it for £80 in the sales.
Chuffed to say the least, i now finally have a coat.
Again this was a group project where each group got given a typographic term. It was separated into two parts, the first being a perfectly typeset and concise written description of your findings on one A4 sheet in black and white and using the supplied typeface which was Arial Regular, this part acted as the caption for the second part. The second part was an expressive, inventive and conceptual an interpretation of your given term as possible under the same constraints (A4 Sheets as base material/format, black and white and the same typeface). This part must go far beyond the formal boundaries you used in Part 1 in terms of scale, construction, placement timing of delivery, tone of voice and form.
Our given term was “Ascenders and Descenders”
We found out that the Ascenders and Descenders were the parts of lower case lettering that rose above and fell below the “x” height of a font e.g “b” and “g”. Upon further research we discovered that there is a line that the Descenders reach down to called the “Beard” line. This really interested us and we decided to use it as the basis for our project.
Using only A4 paper we cast Josh’s head in paper maché and used it as our visual “x” height. We then went about constructing beards out of descenders and hairstyles out of ascenders again all using A4 paper and Arial Regular. After we had constructed them we then went down to the studio and photographed them being worn.
We were really happy with the results and decided to print them off into 9 A4 pieces each and display them quite large in our crit.
The crit went really well and was well received. The only thing they said was prehaps getting the continuity of the head the same height which would be more in keeping with the continuity of an “x” height also to prehaps narrow it down to one ascender and one descender.
Here is the write up of our group.