ACP Donor Wheel
ACP Donor Wheel, Interactive donor recognition sculpture for the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, NJ. Four weights of Jigsaw Stencil in both roman and cursive are laser-cut in stainless steel and backlit with LEDs.
Typotheque’s Jigsaw, which was inspired by sculpture, has itself recently been used in a sculpture which brings the typeface (literally) full circle.
Johanna Biľak designed Jigsaw more than a decade ago as a fictitious student project for Musée Zadkine in Paris, inspired by the sculptures of Russian-born artist Ossip Zadkine. Joshua Kirsch used the typeface for the ACP Donor Wheel, a permanent donor recognition sculpture commissioned by the Arts Council of Princeton for the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, NJ. A motorized disk contains approximately 2000 names, loosely grouped by the first letter of the donor’s last name. Adjacent to the sculpture is a control panel with a button for each letter of the alphabet. Pushing an initial letter on the control panel allows the viewer to find a particular name. The disk rotates and stops at the requested letter and displays all the names corresponding to the requested letter by back-lighting them with white LEDs.
Joshua used four weights of Jigsaw Stencil in both roman and cursive, laser-cut in stainless steel and backlit with LEDs. Check out the artist’s website which uses the regular version of Jigsaw via our webfont service.