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World record: biggest type-domino ever

The aim was to make a type domino which is saying 'type moves' (the theme of the Forum Typographie). All participants came up with very different concepts/approaches to design a piece of typography with domino stones.

At the end of this one day workshop all 'stoppers' (gaps in the domino row) were removed very very carefully and all individual 'type moves' were connected to create one, very long type-domino. Actually the biggest type domino ever done, build out of more then 13.000 single hand cut domino stones.
And finally at 18.00 o'clock it was time to let it run.

Watch the film of the final run:
watch quicktime lowres (4.1 mb)
watch quicktime hires (7.6 mb)

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5 comments so far: read comments , please do comment
akiem -- Sunday, June 13 2004, 12:27 pm
Thank you so much to Forum Typographie to organise the 20.000 hand made domino stones. I know it was a hazzle to get them, so thank you for making type-domino possible. I also want to thank you the guys from the JVA Hannover who actually made all the stones by hand.

monique -- Monday, June 14 2004, 04:21 pm
Great work! You guys are great at finding ways to have fun with type. One of the things I loved about the workshop I attended was that you introduced a whole new way of thinking about letterforms. Projects like this help also teach the intimate details of letterforms. Keep-up the great work!

Monika -- Monday, June 14 2004, 05:07 pm
Mit mal schnell reinschauen hat's angefangen und dann hat es mich doch gleich gepackt. Die Technik des Fallens der Dominosteine hat einem geholfen, die Form zu finden, auch eine, die sonst beim Zeichnen nie entstehen würde. Toll, wie verschieden die einzelnen Domino-Schriften sich entwickelten und wie verschieden sie nachher "rannten" (mit und ohne Handhilfe..). Merci für diese schöne Erfahrung! Und überhaupt die ganze Webseite typeworkshop ist so ermutigend, auch selber mal etwas zu wagen und mit vielen nützlichen Tipps und Links!

Alessandro Segalini -- Monday, June 14 2004, 06:26 pm
Very nice. I got kinda Powell Peralta ol' skul feeling from your movie, so good, now I go out and I flip somewhere! :-) (Which sountrack will you use?)

Lynn Mccain Hawthorne -- Saturday, July 17 2004, 07:11 pm
How may I get these for my website and computer? www.agapegiftsmemories.com lynnmccain7@aol.com agapegiftsmemories@yahoo.com

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