3. Express yourself with cup typography
Brooklyn-based desinger Derek Munn enjoys all forms of visual arts, but his passion lies with expressive typography. When he was a child in Newport News, Va., he and his Little League teammates would store their water cups in a chain-link fence in front of the dugout to keep them clean. The memory inspired Munn to use foam coffee cups to create baseball-related typography at a local playground.
Check out his tutorial at Ragehaus to see how he did it, and give the geometric letters a try in your own neighborhood. This fun project would be great for sports games, but you don’t have to be an athlete to get in on the action. Just use the same technique to craft a typography message that represents your interests and transforms them into head-turning art.
If you plan to try out your project somewhere other than your own backyard, make sure to ask permission from all property owners before getting started. Don’t have a chain-link fence nearby? Use thumb tacks to create similar 3-D typography on an indoor wall in your home for temporary, expressive wall art.