A Calder of Type

June Corley, a former art director, makes type sculptures. Gail Anderson, a veteran art director, who makes typography, has been ecstatic over them. That’s how I became acquainted with June’s playful typographic menagerie.
Here’s what June says: “I started making the type sculptures in December 2006 after moving from Atlanta into the woods, mainly to get through the holidays and to possibly give as gifts. I had collected old signage letters and letterpress blocks for years, displaying them on a wall at my house in Atlanta. When unpacking the letters here, they got all jumbled up on the floor and I started looking at them differently. It seemed like the sculptures created themselves right before my eyes, all I had to do was figure out a way to put them together. I created a dozen in almost a week.”
It is easy to see why these fantastical, Calderesque letters excite Anderson. Are there any type concoctions that excite you too? Answer below. And if you’d like to contact June, you can e-mail her here: junecorley [at] wildblue.net.
Steven Heller, Typography

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.