Buttress EX began as an undertaking disregarding the constraints of printed typography, searching for an alternative vehicle to escape from the book and interact with the audience in real space. The project represents a process of ideas determined to empower typography the ability to grow legs and march around. It was developed as a series of provocative text based installations questioning the globalisation of 21st Century culture; the climax of which was expressed as the installation illustrated. Having stepped beyond the page into something entirely tangible, it was then systematically captured in medium format, drawing back the active experience into printed format.
Buttress EX is a self-supportive three-dimensional structural display typeface, also available for purchase in OpenType format in 4 cuts.