There were three activities that participants could take part in, each showing a different way to experiment with typography in a beachy way to create a message.
• Message in a Bottle
jotta designed 3 beach themed alphabets and some worksheets which prompted participants to use the alphabets creatively to write their message in a bottle. They could then roll up their message, and take it home in a vintage bottle.
• Sand SOS
Interactive large scale typography is a lot of fun. A camera was set to take a photo every 5 seconds above a pile of sand. People were then encouraged to use the sand to form SOS. The video below shows the process and outcome beautifully:
• Beach Type
A beach combing session at Winchelsea in Kent provided a sack full of beachy wonders, including shells, seaweed, stones, sponges, even crabs! Participants picked a letter of the alphabet and used the found objects to create their letterform. The alphabet eventually came to life on a wall of the gallery and was also digitised and animated into the film below.
Photography by Katie Palmer http://k-ography.blogspot.com/