Anna Garforth is an artist, designer and illustrator who has created some wonderful examples of organic lettering. Her home-baked biscuit typography combines the pleasures of taste and type, but it also connects to the seed and the flour and the warmth of the home.
Her recent work The Big Bang was made last year for The W Project, an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. It seems to represent both the explosive dispersal and the steady accumulation of life, or of natural forces. It pictures Earth as if from a cosmic distance or in microscopic detail.
Sporeborne was Garforth’s first experiment in moss writing was done in North London, using words by poet Eleanor Stevens. The letters were attached to the brick wall using natural yoghurt, and the moss kept alive with occasional sprays of water.
The New Economics accompanied an article in the magazine Very about saving money by “going green”.
Wild at Heart used a fence in Catalonia as a grid for type using masking tape.