I had the fortunate opportunity to spend one month traveling Switzerland during the summer of 2016. During that time I was able to visit art and design exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Luzern, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv Zürich, the Museum Gestaltung Zürich, and the Zürich University of the Arts, among others. I also had the wonderful opportunity to work for two plus weeks with Dafi Kühne at his studio 'BabyInkTwice' in Näfels as part of his Typographic Summer Program. I used the opportunity to brush up on my typographic and letterpress knowledge, experimented with materials and print techniques, and worked alongside a small group of graduate students from RMIT to create a series of fictiscious event posters.
My project 'Lumina' explored the phenomenon of light as installation art to engage local communities in a summer evening walk through a forest as a way to intice people out of Zürich and into the nearby smaller municipalities. The final print use produced entirely on a FAG (letterpress) proofing press using chipboard and various metal type. Setting the type was especially difficult and took several hours over the course of a few days. Being able to manipulate physical type, intended to go in perfect straight lines with perfect spacing, to become organic and playful, was not a simple task, but worth the learning experience and result.