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Tangram Alphabet Study: V

I’ve been continuing work on The Every Letter Project, trying to find new ways to see the letter V, my assigned letter for the group letterpress project that benefits 826 Seattle.

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The configuration of a tangram puzzle.

To help my brain break out of its sketchbook rut, I put down my pencil and picked up a pair of scissors and made a tangram puzzle. (Some of you might recognize bits of this project on the piece of make-ready I used to make the puzzle.)

The exercise was a lot of fun, and really pushed me to see a basic shape (V) in a new way. (And even though it’s not a unique concept, I am tossing around the idea of doing an entire alphabet this way, simply to knock my brain around a little.)

Once I choose a tangram solution, I’ll figure out how I want to break it into a two color design, and then get to work carving it in the linoleum blocks. Once that’s done, then I get to have fun with colors on press.

But first I’d like to recruit some help with choosing a design. I had hoped to set up some sort of simple voting system for this post (or at least a way to have each photo on this page have its own “like” button), but my progress on that is just getting in the way of my main goal, which is to get these posted and get some feedback.

So we’ll have to do this the old fashioned way: scroll through the 34 tangram studies and please let me know in the comments section which ones catch your eye. You can refer to an image by the number in its caption.

And by all means, feel free to share these via whatever flavor of social media you fancy; all I ask is that you please give me credit and tag it with #TheEveryLetterProject.

Enjoy!

"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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"V" Tangram Study for #TheEveryLetterProject

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With over 17 years of experience in agency and studio settings, Amy Redmond is a visual designer who thrives on variety, creating print and interactive work for corporate and non-profit clients. To keep her creativity refreshed, Amy balances digital design with time in her letterpress studio (Amada Press) in Seattle. She also teaches at the School of Visual Concepts.



10 Comments

  1. Wil V wrote:

    I like 3, 15, 23, 25(27)

  2. Jenny W wrote:

    13 is the most badass. So fun.

  3. Matt C wrote:

    No. 9 looks like a bird. That gets my vote…all very cool.

  4. Frank white wrote:

    14,11 and 31, in that order, but don’t ask me why!

  5. Ryan P wrote:

    Here are my picks: 5, 6, 11, 18, and 26. I like the ones that feel more like blackletter.

  6. Annabelle L wrote:

    I like 17, 23, and 25! Looks like 25 and 27 are the same?

  7. Bonnie L wrote:

    I love the project.

    Here are my votes…

    1, 5, 6, 10 & 24.

    I realize that I might have chosen too many maybe to be helpful…..

  8. Dave B wrote:

    nice!

    i like six and eleven.

  9. Becki M wrote:

    I like 23 and 31 :)

  10. Carol C wrote:

    #6, 25 (I think 25 and 27 may be the same), 33.