Juggling Poetry

The wonderful Canadian performer Dawn Dreams has been developing an act involving juggling poetry and words, funded by the Arts Council of Canada. Dawn has been documenting her experimental play on Instagram and Tiktok, exploring the character of each letter and the possibilities of interaction that each provide.

My role was to design the 3D printed letters (using Rhino CAD). I created a whole new font, an alphabet of 3D printed letters specifically designed to fit Dawn’s hands, optimising each letter to stack, spin, roll, throw, catch, balance and with a few extra little tricks in there too.